Trail recommendations.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tom the Bomb, Aug 14, 2019 at 10:27 PM.



  1. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Ok all you Fat tire junkies. I am flying into Portland, Or. Thurs. the 22nd, staying in Salem for 4 days with 2 days of riding. Then driving up to see T-2 3 hrs north at his place overlooking Puget Sound. There for 4 days and 2 days of riding. Then driving an hour north to see my bro and niece in North Bend Wa. For 4 days of the same.
    I need your favorite trail recommendations. Give it to me baby, the best you have.
    Thanks,
    TTB
     
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  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    There are no trails up there. Sorry.
     
  3. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    Ha ha. Though sadly the immediate Portland area is shockingly devoid of good trails.
     
  4. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Take some fishing gear!
     
  5. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
  6. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    One of the best rides I've ever done, Ape. Canyon near Mt St Helens.

    Get in touch with @Cisco Roots for the real goods up north.
     
  7. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
  8. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Maple Valley WA
    Name:
    Cisco
    Current Bike:
    YT Jeffsy 29
    When @Mikie pages me I respond quick LOL only took me 4 minutes to respond!

    @Tom the Bomb I’m not familiar with any riding in Portland proper. I do know there are some EPIC rides across the River on the WA side that most Portland folks hit. I think for OR proper the absolute must ride close by is Post Canyon. I hear a lot of good stuff on that system.

    If I don’t get a text from you and T2 and your brother when you are out here to ride I’ll be heartbroken and I’ll let everyone at IMTB know about it haha! For sure hit me up! We’ll ride Tiger Mountain and all the gnarly “unsanctioned” goods up at Raging, you will not be disappointed!!!
     
  9. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    You guys suck!

    Get some! Send pics!
     
  10. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    I saved your text and you will be part of the plan!
    I am actually staying in Salem and have heard Lyons has some good Stuff. Catamount etc. I am leaning towards Whistler when at Brother Johns too.
    Thanks
     
  11. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    Haven't ridden a lot up there but here are a few:

    Near Salem: Black Rock. Known mostly for free ride but it also has some fun xc-ish trails and skills areas.

    Near-ish to Portlandia: (might be too far for a day trip from Salem)
    Sandy Ridge - a system lots of people rave about but I thought was pretty meh. Think IMBA style flow trail. Fun for a couple laps but not much that is interesting.
    Hood River/Post Canyon - awesome network, lots of variety. Worth the side trip.
    Syncline - across the river on WA side. Fun network with great view of the river and tons of poison oak.

    Mt St Helens - Ape Canyon to Smith Ravine - haven't done it but it is near the top of my list. Would do this over all the others listed above. If you hit one ride on the way up from OR to WA I'd do this one.
     
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  12. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    Hit up Galbraith Mtn if your passing through Bellingham. Good trails not to far from I5.
     
  13. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Maple Valley WA
    Name:
    Cisco
    Current Bike:
    YT Jeffsy 29
    Lookin forward to hittn dirt with you again!
     
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