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A two-way purpose-built trail with plenty of fun and challenges to offer.


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Map Key

4.3

Miles

6.9

KM

Singletrack

2,271' 692 m

High

1,811' 552 m

Low

238' 73 m

Up

669' 204 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Catamount is a two-way multi-use trail. Expect traffic in both directions. A parking pass for Silver Falls State Park is required. Unfortunately, you'll have to drive a little ways down the Silver Falls Highway to purchase a day pass for $5 or a year pass for $30 at one of the falls parking lots. Don't worry, it's not far.

You can buy them online also, and they are good for any Oregon State Park.

Description

This new trail has a lot to offer! Without feeling overly contrived or artificial, this trail has a lot of twists and turns, bumps and bruises to offer riders. Intended to be ridden "downhill," or east to west, the trail can nonetheless be ridden "uphill" too. Check out the Catamount Trail Loop for a road climb to descent option.

Having officially opened on May 1, 2016, the trail is currently still in a very fresh state. That being said, it shows loads and loads of potential. It runs through a drop dead gorgeous forest, crosses a few streams, and offers a great time. Some of the neatest parts are where the trail runs alongside ancient, fallen trees.

Built entirely by volunteers, the trail is very impressive. While most definitely technical and demanding, it is not overly excruciating, balancing bends and bumps in the trail with small downhills and brief straightaways.

The trail is fairly straightforward to follow. Signs are at both ends and the few trails that join up with it. When in doubt, pink paw prints painted on signs and gate posts will show you the way.

Contacts

Local Club: Salem Area Trail Alliance

Land Manager: Oregon State Parks

Shared By:

Brock Warner with improvements by CR Rich

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 14 votes

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#46

in Oregon

#1,701

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Photos

A great look into the communal efforts behind trail building.
Aug 31, 2017 near Lyons, OR
3 ft kicker option for the ambitious on the left, or a safety outlet on the right, about 0.5 miles from top.
Aug 2, 2016 near Lyons, OR
Another split in the trail to allow you to 'choose your own adventure'.
Aug 2, 2016 near Lyons, OR
Riding Catamount trail with this 11-year old kid.
Nov 1, 2020 near Lyons, OR
Coming up on a straightaway.
May 3, 2016 near Lyons, OR
Lower trail
Jul 23, 2023 near Lyons, OR

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Feb 29, 2020
Brian Renhard
Rode up the access road and entered the trail at the top for a fun descend. Got snowed on during our final 30 mins of riding! 9mi — 1h 30m
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