McKenzie River Trail

Along the Cas­cade Moun­tains
Blue River, OR 97413

The McKen­zie River Trail fol­lows the McKen­zie River as it bends along the Cas­cade Moun­tains. Its 27 miles includes single-track trails, steep climbs and descents, sharp turns and leads you through for­mer lava fields and past hot springs through the old-growth for­est. The route is also home to a 50k race, and is con­sid­ered one of the best moun­tain bik­ing trails in the country.

The whole ride is in old growth forest and the water is crystal blue. Waterfalls, pools and log bridges (walk across) and the forest make this the most fun and most beautiful ride I have ever done.

Bring a camera.

We stop along this section to take in the 78-foot Sahalie Falls.  The view from the trail side of the river is spectacular.  The mist feels great.

I have ridden the finest the Pacific Northwest has to offer . . .

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