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Firelane 5

Intermediate
 2.9 (7)

A steep firelane descending from Skyline Boulevard to Leif Erikson Drive.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Singletrack

1,073' 327 m

High

629' 192 m

Low

22' 7 m

Up

457' 139 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Forest Park has very specific bike-legal trails. Trails that are legal for MTB use include: Leif Erikson Drive, Saltzman Road, Springville Road, BPA Road, Newton Road, Holman Lane, Firelane 1, Firelane 3, Firelane 5, Firelane 10, Firelane 12, and Firelane 15.

Description

This trail begins off Skyline Blvd on Saltzman Road. It begins relatively open, lining a ridge filled with firs, and the track is a double length road. There is a gate which blocks motorized traffic.

The trail is fast downhill for the first bit then twists you uphill before plunging into the forest. There is a steeper downhill section which is relatively washed out (early May), and after this it turns rocky. There are quick turns among trees and roots before it drops you out at Leif Erikson Drive. Take a right at the bottom and then your next available right to pedal up old Saltzman back to the start.

There are trails off the side of this which do not allow bikes. Also, be aware of private property signs that line the beginning.

Overall, a fun, short downhill ride with a longer ascent to the beginning. I first rode this as a novice and had no trouble but had to take many portions very slow. For an expert, this trail would likely be a bore. Tall riders be warned because currently (early May) there are some branches down which lay over the trail.

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Josh Hall

Trail Ratings

  2.9 from 7 votes

#3

in Forest Park

#17699

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  2.9 from 7 votes
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#3

in Forest Park

#467

in Oregon

#17,699

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The start of Firelane 5.
Apr 30, 2017 near West Haven, OR
About the hardest thing you'll come across!
Sep 5, 2017 near West Haven, OR

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Nov 10, 2018
D. Beckstrand
Sep 15, 2018
Tom anonymous
Trail is dry and maintained. 1.2mi
Aug 27, 2017
Trent Roos
Apr 30, 2017
Josh Hall
Feb 25, 2017
Scott Hainstock
Rode with Richard Harrold and Ross Yeilding on the Access Growler Charlie 27.5+ 13mi — 2h 00m