6 routes · Mountain Biking
If you can wade through those numbers and visualize this ride accurately, you should be well and truly stoked already. But let me fuel the stoke just a bit more.
The beginning of the route flows through purpose-built singletrack that twists its way across the flanks of the majestic Mount Hood. Then, the trail dives "through alpine forest over volcanic pumice,” with tons of “reverse grades and tight corners, keeping speed in check as it lowers you line upon line,” according to local mountain biker Chris Daniels.
Lower down, the Timberline Trail joins the Crosstown Trail near Government Camp, and the pumice and dry dirt abruptly switch to darker soil in a "lush and mossy temperate rainforest,” according to Daniels. Here, the trail is straighter, wide-open, and rockier than above.
The final section of the shuttle follows the Pioneer Bridle Trail and is filled with wide-open high-speed ripping! While you won’t realize it while you’re in the midst of railing at top speed, the Pioneer Bridle Trail was originally a “road” that “traversed over the southern slopes of Mt. Hood,” according to TravelOregon.com. As you blast over rocks and roots on your full suspension bicycle, try to wrap your head around guiding a fully-loaded horse-drawn wagon up this trail instead—insane!
Unlike most shuttle runs that require a somewhat expensive commercial shuttle, this ridiculously rad route can be accessed with a mere $2 fee on the local Mount Hood Express shuttle bus. Talk about convenient!
Source: https://www.singletracks.com/mtb-trails/the-hood-report-the-best-2-youll-ever-spend-timberline-to-town/ https://traveloregon.com/things-to-do/outdoor-recreation/bicycling/timberline-to-town-trail/
Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.
Best time to visit
- In the forest
- Rock Gardens
Guidebooks in this area
15 routes · Mountain Biking