In case your bucket list of bike adventures wasn’t already full enough, here’s a new one for you: The Oregon Timber Trail, 650 miles of singletrack trails and logging roads that bisects the entire state.
And guess what? The trails and roads (90 percent of which are unpaved) are already there. All that’s left to do is to refine the route, create maps, buff out some rugged sections, put up some signage, and so on.
The trail is a collaboration between the Portland-based bike adventure guide company Limberlost, Travel Oregon, the Bureau of Land Management, and the United States Forest Service. Working together they hope to have a map and guidebook completed by the end of next year and officially open the finished trail in 2020.
“We’re seeking to create a world-class mountain bike experience,” says the trail’s very nice website.
Here’s more erotic adventure fiction lifted from the site:
The Oregon Timber Trail covers a variety of climates, communities, ecosystems, roads, elevation, and most importantly: mountain bike trails. At 650 miles long it is an inspirational route—ambitious as a whole—but divided into four unique tier sections the Oregon Timber Trail is approachable by a wide variety of cyclists.
If it sounds familiar you’re not mistaken. The Oregon Timber Trail was inspired by the Pacific Crest Trail, the Oregon Outback, the Great Divide Route, and thru-trails in National Scenic Trail system. What sets the Oregon Timber Trail apart is that it’s designed for mountain biking and consists of 55% singletrack.
The development of the Oregon Timber Trail’s exact alignment is ongoing and the detailed route guide will be released early in 2017.
The Oregon Timber Trail is a unique multi-day mountain biking experience of unprecedented quality in North America.
To make adventures on the trail more accessible, they’ve split it up into four sections: Fremont (192 miles, 17,000 feet elevation gain), Willamette (142 miles, 15,000 elevation gain), Deschutes (112 miles, 8,000 feet elevation gain) and Hood (200 miles, 18,000 feet elevation gain).
This is very exciting new project and we’re thrilled to see a collaboration between Limberlost and state and federal agencies. If you want to get involved and stay updated, check out OregonTimberTrail.org.
— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – firstname.lastname@example.org