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BPA Road

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Trail

2.1 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 20' 6 m
Descent: -992' -302 m
High: 1,043' 318 m
Low: 67' 20 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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Trail shared by Brock Warner

A powerline service road that descends very steeply to Highway 30.

Brock Warner

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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Forest Park has very specific bike-legal trails. Be sure to stay on these bike-legal trails.

Description

Starting from the trailhead on Skyline Boulevard, the trail is relatively level and rolling, with a slight downward slope between the short hills. Before long, it leaves the serene forest and begins to follow the powerlines.

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.

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in Forest Park

#693

in Oregon

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While it's hard to convey steepness in photos, there is plenty of it on BPA Road.
Nov 29, 2016 near Cedar Mill, OR

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