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North Fork to Mrazek

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 4.6 from 10 votes
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Rank: #2 in Bend
#6 in Oregon
#82 Overall
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“One of the best high country rides in the East Cascades.”
Katy Ryan on Sep 29, 2012
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20.0 Miles 100% Singletrack 1,436’ Ascent -2,770’ Descent 3,661’ Low 6,257’ High
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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4.6 (5)
A great loop featuring the Flagline trail with a sweet descent and plenty of ...
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4.5 (6)
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4.4 (19)
A perfect loop with every trail feature included. It's more than fun.
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PHOTOS of North Fork to Mrazek
 4.5 from 2 votes
High-speed riding (Bend, OR)
 4.0 from 2 votes
Tumalo Falls (Bend, OR)
 3.5 from 2 votes
More falls along Tumalo Creek (Bend, OR)
 3.5 from 2 votes
Action on the ramp (Bend, OR)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Bridge crossing (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
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
Shevlin Park with Tumalo Creek. (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
Stunning trail in Shevlin Park (Bend, OR)
 3.0 from 2 votes
Covered bridge in Shevlin Park...just another beautiful trail feature. (Bend, OR)
 3.0 from 2 votes
Fun, fun log ramp, with a twist (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
Smooth, uphill section (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
Climb this rock for a great view (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)
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