ElevationAscent: 20' 6 m
Descent: -992' -302 m
High: 1,043' 318 m
Low: 67' 20 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)
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“A powerline service road that descends very steeply to Highway 30.”— Brock Warner
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
At about a third of a mile in, Firelane 12 forks to the left. This trail is also bike-legal.
Continue straight, however, and a little over a mile from the start, the trail plummets into a very steep mile-long switchbacking descent. This is STEEP. It is not recommended for novice riders or those unsure of their brakes. But downhill riders wanting a quick thrill within city limits could probably have some fun here.
The trail terminates at the foot of the Tualatin Mountains, on the broad shoulder of Highway 30. There isn't a parking area and it's illegal to block the gate, so your ride will likely never start from the bottom. Prepare for the grueling climb back up BPA Road or head up Newton Road for a less-steep-but-still-pretty-darn-steep climb.
Land Manager: City of Portland, OR - Parks and Recreation