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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

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 starts as a fast downhill trail/road mix, becoming a somewhat rutted, washed out road until the Wildwood (bikes aren't allowed on Wildwood) intersection. Below there it becomes singletrack with 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.

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 slowly. Because it's about the only 1/3 mile of trail in the park open to bikes it tends to show rutting from heavy use.

A fun little climb if you like a little more challenge.

Contacts

Shared By:

Josh Hall with improvements by Frank Selker

Trail Ratings

  2.9 from 7 votes

#4

in Forest Park

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#4

in Forest Park

#509

in Oregon

#20,087

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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