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August Mountain Trail

 4.0 (2)

1.0 Miles 1.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

227' 69 m

Ascent

-96' -29 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

1,610' 491 m

High

1,388' 423 m

Low

Shared By Breyden Holoubek

Conditions


All Clear 43 days ago
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A smooth, fast ride through moss-draped forest of Douglas-fir and hemlock.

Breyden Holoubek

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly Minimal features and non-technical tread makes this an ideal first-timer outing.

Trails close in winter to minimize erosion: statesmanjournal.com/story/…

Description

Access this trail either from the bottom up or top down. If starting from the bottom up, begin at the locked gate at the Shellburg Falls trailhead on Fern Ridge Road. Pedal one mile up the Shellburg Road.

Shortly past the bridge over the lower falls, look for the August Mountain Trail on your left; it's signed. The trail is smooth and fast with a compact dirt and pine needle surface. A few roots makes things interesting.

The trail climbs while contouring around a few switchbacks until it crosses over an old forest road. From the forest road, descend on overgrown doubletrack before bottoming out at Shellburg Creek. Stay left after crossing a wooden bridge.

After crossing another bridge or riding through the creek, you'll pop out of the forest at road SB 200 and the start of the Shellburg Creek Trail. Linking Shellburg Creek Trail to the next trail, Lost Creek Trail, maximizes riding in the area.

Lost Creek Trail eventually links up with the Perimeter Trail at Silver Falls State Park for a longer outing. Grab a map at the trailhead or use the MTB Project mobile app to navigate the area.

Santiam State Forest does an amazing job of maintaining the trails at Shellburg. Respect their wishes to stay off the trails during rainy, muddy days.

See the trail guide here for more details.

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