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Kingsley Shuttle

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 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A top to bottom ride in Post Canyon featuring both challenging and playful experiences.


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9.7

Miles

15.6

KM

90%

Singletrack

3,399' 1,036 m

High

970' 296 m

Low

506' 154 m

Up

2,706' 825 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

This has been hidden from our maps to prevent overlap with existing trails, or because our research has found there is no legal access.

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Overview

The Kingsley Shuttle is a great top to bottom route in Post Canyon. You'll be riding Dirt Surfer (170) and Hybrid (140), two notable trails in the system.

The route is great mix of rowdy and rough sections in addition to some speed, flow and fun.

Need to Know

Post Canyon is a large trail system with a mix of motorized and non-motorized trails. Be sure to check the trail signage if you venture from this route.

The soils here are unique. When it's dry it can be quite dusty and loose. If it rains, it may not be rideable. Check conditions before you ride.

Description

Start at the Kinsgley Staging Area and pedal north on Binns Hill Road #2000. At the junction with Road 2400, turn left and head back west staying left at Reservoir Access Road. The doubletrack climbs a bit from here and bends back around to the north to meet Road 2400 again. Stay right and then look for Ken A (170) on the right.

This is where the downhill and the fun starts.

Ken A (also sometimes referred to as a part of Dirt Surfer (170)) provides a narrow ribbon of singletrack littered with embedded rocks. The more than 1.5 mile-descent is at a surprisingly good grade and little pedaling is required to keep a fun pace.

Along the way, you'll make a crossing over Road 2400, ride/jump over an angled log that sneaks up on you, and, at the finish, climb your way out of a steep gully. The rest of the time on this trail is spent finding flow and picking lines, and of course, smiling.

Transition right into Dirt Surfer (170) as you cross over Road 1009.

Dirt Surfer (170) really delivers the high speed on this cheerful section of singletrack. The minimal tech and flowing trail stretching ahead invite riders to pump deep and pedal strong as they chase a great time. A few small tables and optional booters add some wheels up flavor to round out the goodness.

Continue on Dirt Surfer (172) to a busy intersection with Riordan Hill Road. You're looking for Hybrid (140), across the road and to your left slightly.

Hybrid is another moto-legal singletrack running along the ridge all the way to the Post Flats Staging Area. The trail is largely comprised of narrow singletrack with shallow berms. Hybrid is used both as a descending and ascending route so be aware, especially on the more exposed areas.

At the lower end of the route, stay left on Trail #115L and follow to the Post Flats staging area.

Turn right onto Post Canyon Road #1400 and descend to the bottom at Seven Bridges staging area.

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Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier

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Riley Ghio rides the edge of a particularly fast berm on Dirt Surfer (170) during the Cascadia Dirt Cup.
Jun 22, 2016 near Odell, OR
A racer pedals hard through the upper Ken A (170) during day one of the Cascadia Dirt Cup.
Jul 29, 2016 near Odell, OR
Richard Handschin powers through the chunk on Ken A (170) during the Cascadia Dirt Cup.
Jun 22, 2016 near Odell, OR
Big berms finishing out Mitchells Ridge.
May 29, 2017 near Hood River, OR
Kristi Pruitt winds into the trees on Dirt Surfer (170) at Post Canyon, OR.
Jul 29, 2016 near Odell, OR

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