North Fork to Mrazek

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  4.5 from 19 votes
blue  Intermediate from 4 votes
Rank: #2 in the Three Sisters Wilderness area
#5 in OR, #41 Overall
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Featured Ride in the area near Bend,
“One of the best high country rides in the East Cascades.”
Katy Ryan on Sep 29, 2012
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20.032.3 milesKilometers 1,436’438 m Ascent 6,257’1,907 m High 4% Avg Grade (2°)
100% Singletrack -2,770’-844 m Descent 3,661’1,116 m Low 17% Max Grade (10°)
NW Forest Pass required at Tumalo Falls trailhead
The full 20+ mile Mrazek trail gives a spectacular Oregon high country ride. The 100% singletrack ride exposes you to just about every variety of Central Oregon mountain biking terrain.

The typical start from Tumalo Falls Trailhead is a steep but gorgeous grind uphill that is well rewarded with countless miles of downhill. Don't be fooled though, it's a good aerobic push even when it's trending downhill.
Need To Know
Most riders do this as a shuttle, dropping a car at Shevlin Park TH, and starting the true ride at the Tumalo Falls TH. Heroic effort if you do this as an out and back, some might say that's just crazy.
The first hour up the North Fork trail is definitely an uphill grind, but the distractions of the countless waterfalls keep you smiling. You will view Tumalo Falls, and so many other waterfalls, that it does actually become the norm. After the hill climbs, you reach Happy Valley, appropriately named. Take a right over the bridge to gain access to Mrazek trail.

Once on Mrazek proper, it is a long gradual descent through the Tumalo Creek drainage.
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PHOTOS of North Fork to Mrazek
  4.0 from 2 votes
Tumalo Falls (Bend, OR)
  3.7 from 3 votes
High-speed riding (Bend, OR)
  3.5 from 2 votes
More falls along Tumalo Creek (Bend, OR)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Action on the ramp (Bend, OR)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Fun, fun log ramp, with a twist (Bend, OR)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Bridge crossing (Bend, OR)
  3.0 from 2 votes
Between the trees (Bend, OR)
  3.0 from 2 votes
A lot, a lot of waterfalls along the trail (Bend, OR)
  3.0 from 2 votes
Stunning trail in Shevlin Park (Bend, OR)
  3.0 from 2 votes
Start of Mrazek trail. (Bend, OR)
  3.0 from 2 votes
Nice views in the thick, thick forest (Bend, OR)
  3.0 from 2 votes
Off camber log ride (Bend, OR)
  3.0 from 2 votes
Optional black diamond section (Bend, OR)
  3.0 from 2 votes
Covered bridge in Shevlin Park...just another beautiful trail feature. (Bend, OR)
  3.0 from 2 votes
Shevlin Park with Tumalo Creek. (Bend, OR)
  2.5 from 2 votes
Rampage! (Bend, OR)
  2.5 from 2 votes
Sweet, smooth singeltrack (Bend, OR)
  2.5 from 2 votes
Climb this rock for a great view (Bend, OR)
  2.5 from 2 votes
Happy Valley intersection (Bend, OR)
  2.5 from 2 votes
One big rock in the trail (Bend, OR)
  2.5 from 2 votes
Smooth, uphill section (Bend, OR)
  2.0 from 3 votes
Bike and hikers only! (Bend, OR)
  2.0 from 2 votes
This trail has it all...river, aspens, pines, manzanitas. Gotta love it! (Bend, OR)
  2.0 from 2 votes
Manzanitas galore (Bend, OR)
  2.0 from 2 votes
Trail along the creek (Bend, OR)
  2.0 from 2 votes
So much trail on Mrazek (Bend, OR)
  2.0 from 2 votes
Happy Valley Bridge (Bend, OR)
  1.5 from 2 votes
Nearing Shevlin Park. (Bend, OR)