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Portland Metro and Mt. Hood

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The Mount Hood area is bucket list worthy, and if you are looking for advice or support for a bike trip here, definitely contact Western Spirit Cycling. Their guides have these trails dialed, plus they will get their massive support truck to camp, whip up amazing food, and keep the beer cold.

Recommended Routes in Portland Metro and Mt. Hood - 14

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Favorite First big hit on Follow the Leader
Intermediate/Difficult

Sandy Ridge Full Tour

15.7 mi 25.2 km 2,687' Up 819.06 m Up 2,686' Down 818.84 m Down

Mount H…, OR
Favorite The bottom of firelane 3 at Lief Erickson rd. It is a great fast downhill in the dry summer months.
Easy/Intermediate

Leif Erikson Road Plus

25.6 mi 41.2 km 1,566' Up 477.34 m Up 1,566' Down 477.44 m Down

Portland, OR
Favorite NW Trail Alliance ride group posing on the newly completed "Link'n'Pin" bridge on Shoofly over Genzer Creek
Intermediate

Visitor Center Loop

6.6 mi 10.6 km 926' Up 282.2 m Up 935' Down 284.89 m Down

Vernonia, OR
Favorite Best partner you could ask for..
Difficult

Surveyor's Ridge - IMBA EPIC

20.4 mi 32.9 km 3,133' Up 955.01 m Up 3,506' Down 1068.72 m Down

Odell, OR
Favorite Incredible views of Mt. Hood from Gunsight Ridge.
Intermediate/Difficult

Gunsight Ridge

18.7 mi 30.1 km 2,550' Up 777.24 m Up 2,548' Down 776.68 m Down

Governm…, OR
Favorite NW Trail Alliance ride group posing on the newly completed "Link'n'Pin" bridge on Shoofly over Genzer Creek
Intermediate/Difficult

Buxton to Stub Stewart MTB Trail

11.4 mi 18.3 km 1,181' Up 360.07 m Up 1,188' Down 362.13 m Down

Banks, OR
Favorite great views of Mt Hood
Intermediate

Timothy Lake Loop

15.8 mi 25.4 km 1,552' Up 472.93 m Up 1,551' Down 472.78 m Down

Governm…, OR
Favorite Uma Kleppinger riding below Mt. Hood on the Timberline to Town trail.
Intermediate

Timberline to Rhododendron

15.7 mi 25.2 km 202' Up 61.68 m Up 4,387' Down 1337.18 m Down

Governm…, OR
Favorite Crane Creek has plenty of loam and a few nice bits of rock.
Difficult

Boulder Lake Loop

17.9 mi 28.8 km 2,676' Up 815.57 m Up 2,674' Down 815.08 m Down

Governm…, OR

Portland Metro and Mt. Hood Biking

  • 652 Miles 1,049 Kilometers of Trail
  • 14 Recommended Routes
  • 34 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 89 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 36 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Portland Metro and Mt. Hood - 145

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11.3 mi 18.2 km #1Leif Erikson Drive
Easy
Portland, OR
Easy
Portland, OR 11 
2.9 mi 4.7 km #2Saltzman Road
Easy/Intermediate
West Haven, OR
Easy/Intermediate
West Haven, OR
1.0 mi 1.7 km #3Springville Road
Intermediate
West Haven, OR
Intermediate
West Haven, OR
2.1 mi 3.3 km #4BPA Road
Difficult
Oak Hills, OR
Difficult
Oak Hills, OR
2.0 mi 3.2 km #5Newton Road
Intermediate
Cedar Mill, OR
Intermediate
Cedar Mill, OR
0.9 mi 1.4 km #6Holman Lane
Intermediate/Difficult
Portland, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
Portland, OR
2.4 mi 3.9 km #7Firelane 1
Intermediate/Difficult
West Haven, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
West Haven, OR
0.9 mi 1.5 km #8Firelane 3
Intermediate
West Haven, OR
Intermediate
West Haven, OR
13.2 mi 21.3 km #9National Forest Road 17
Intermediate
Odell, OR
Intermediate
Odell, OR
29.4 mi 47.3 km #10Oregon Timber Trail (OTT): Segment 10 - The Gorge
Intermediate
Odell, OR
Intermediate
Odell, OR

Photos of Portland Metro and Mt. Hood - 270

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First big hit on Follow the Leader
Jul 30, 2013 near Mount H…, OR
IMBA video of Sandy Ridge
Oct 7, 2013 near Mount H…, OR
Crane Creek has plenty of loam and a few nice bits of rock.
Jan 12, 2016 near Governm…, OR
Kim Hardin racing Bad Motor Scooter (158) during the Cascadia Dirt Cup on her way to the win.
Jun 22, 2016 near Hood River, OR
Brandon Porter goes deep on the exit roll on Hidden Trail during the Cascadia Dirt Cup race at Post Canyon.
Jul 28, 2016 near Odell, OR
Nikki Hollatz flows down Kleeway during the 2016 Cascadia Dirt Cup. Post Canyon, OR.
Mar 24, 2017 near Hood River, OR
This section of Pro Line is tight and very chunky.
Jun 8, 2017 near Governm…, OR
Lingering snow surrounds the top of the Ridge Trail during the NW Cup 2017.
Jun 8, 2017 near Governm…, OR