Leif Erikson Road Plus
ElevationAscent: 1,566' 477 m
Descent: -1,566' -477 m
High: 1,065' 325 m
Low: 347' 106 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)
Current trail conditions
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“An out-and-back on a dirt and gravel road with a side loop and optional exit down to Hwy 30 on Saltzman Road.”— Frank Selker
This ride has a loop up Saltzman Road and down Firelane 5 (the only very short bit of singletrack) thrown in. I think it's more fun to ride up Firelane 5, then turn back down where it crosses the Wildwood trail than going up Saltzman Road or riding Firelane 5 above Wildwood. Either way, this loop is easy to adapt for your preferences.
Overall, this is not a prime NW mountain bike experience, but can still be a nice gravel/road ride to escape from cars into a forest. It's also a popular workout for training cyclocross and gravel riders.
The fire lanes this ride intersects can be fun diversions - they are steep, short roads generally going uphill from Leif Erikson Drive.
The park was nearly all logged, so it’s second-growth successional forest with a few large (by NW standards) old trees.
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Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, E-Bikes Allowed
Local Club: Northwest Trail Alliance
Jul 11, 2019: NWTA volunteer positions. We need you !!!!
Jun 24, 2019: Ape Canyon Trail Work Re-Cap
Land Manager: City of Portland, OR - Parks and Recreation
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