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US Forest Service approves permit for Timberline MTB Park

A major new mountain bike park on Mt. Hood is all set to move forward. The United States Forest Service (USFS) has just approved the permit for the Timberline Mountain Bike Park, concluding that the plans are in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and that as proposed would have “no significant impact.” … Read more

With final comment period, Timberline MTB park moves toward construction

The proposal includes three types of trails, including some single-track.(Photos: USFS) The U.S. Forest Service has begun the official, 30-day public comment period on the ‘Preliminary Assessment’ of the Timberline Mountain Bike Trails and Skills Park Project. The project would include watershed restoration projects and the development of 17 miles of lift-assisted downhill mountain bike … Read more

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Advocates mobilize as comment period begins for Timberline Mountain Bike Park

“If implemented, this project could cause significant potential harm to soils, water, and wildlife.” — From letter signed by members of Restore Mt. Hood Coalition “This will attract more riders to Oregon, increasing tourism dollars in the area. This list of benefits goes on and on… the impact will be minimal.” — Michael Whitesel, member … Read more

Timberline Lodge wants to be the next Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Detail of Timberline Lodge brochure. Timberline Lodge — about 55 miles east of downtown Portland — is working with the U.S. Forest Service and the consulting firm that created the world-famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park to create a world-class mountain bike area on Mt. Hood. According to Timberline’s website (pointed out to me by a … Read more