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.