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This gem of a trail has been my go-to for over 15 years, including the outstanding refurb of Buxton Trestle and the 'final mile' into namesake Banks trailhead (used to just end outside of town). Many happy memories. While the pavement is still fine for mountain bikes and most hybrids, it has become increasingly unsafe for the skinny tire set, and any repairs have been mere band-aids. The unsafe ruts and root heaves have been helpfully painted as a warning, but I was still knocked off-trail into the grass last week by an unmarked bump (with both hands on the handlebars). I hope Oregon State Parks has a plan for repaving, considering they do a great job of cutting back blackberries and equipping trailheads with tools/workstands.
Pro-tip: Just north of the crest, near mile marker 11.5, stop by the small clear-cut on a calm day. Sheltered from traffic noise on highway 47, it's among the quietest spots I've experienced in the Portland metro area.
We started the ride at the Lava Visitors Center and rode to Sunriver. The trail in this direction is slightly downhill. The return ride is, of course, slightly uphill. If you are riding with children or novice riders of any age, you may want to start at Sunriver. It’s always more fun to downhill at the end of the ride!
The paved section of the trail has countless seams that are pretty rough, and doesn’t necessarily border the better neighborhoods in Klamath Falls. We rode an additional seven miles on the unpaved section. It was hard packed dirt with ruts either from cow or horse tracks, that will rattle your teeth. The highlight of the trail is the Chicken & Cheers Pub. Nick serves up some great food and beer!
Some of the reviews are talking about the Bear creek greenway trail... this is the Rogue River Trail and it is a quiet, beautiful ride along the river. You can easily connect to the bike path at the south end of this trail and ride into the town of Gold Hill. The entire trip from the town of Rogue River, through Valley of The Rogue State Park (camping available) to Gold Hill is an excellent biking/waking route.
A beautiful trail along Bear Creek. Since the fires of 9/2020, the views of the creek south of Medford are gorgeous... some I’d never seen before because of the brush and blackberries. You also get a firsthand look at the devastation caused by the fires. The section through Medford does have a large amount of homeless camps and people on or near the path. Use caution when approaching underpasses because people tend to congregate and you don’t want to have a crash. North of Medford there are fewer camps and the trail stays between the freeway and creek up to the northern terminus.
What a terrific trail! We took our e-bikes out on their maiden voyage and, boy, was I glad to have the pedal assist! There are some steep hills, and depending on your fitness level or bike type, they may be a deal-breaker. But if you’re intrepid and game, it’s a beautiful, quiet trail with great views. Both Mount Hood and Mount Saint Helens were clearly visible today. We took MAX to the Merlo/158th stop and accessed there and made it all the way down to Scholls Ferry. I’d do this one again.
Clean and comfortable paved trail, great for bikes.
I started at the Banks trailhead and rode to Vernonia. Plenty of parking when I arrived, and not a ton of people on the trail. It was really beautiful, and pretty quiet almost the entire 22 miles there. There were a few sections that were a bit bumpy but just be aware of your surroundings and you should be fine. Almost every trailhead had a bathroom and bike station to use, and there were also great views!
Lots of garbage and campsites. Some sections are blocked with tents.
Neighborhood greenways are better.
We started at Bonnie Falls trailhead and headed up towards Vernonia. The signage was not very clear and we ended up an a logging road for an extra 4 miles. We should have gone under the bridge at about 14 miles. Instead we went on to the logging road. Good views of Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams but on the wrong road. So we backtracked after talking to some people. The trail was quite muddy in spots (mid-March). Most of the trail was packed dirt and gravel. It is paved from Scapoose to Ruley TH. Then it's trees, river, meadows. Very quiet and pleasant.
Rode the 7.5 miles from start of trail in Ashland to Phoenix and back. The trail itself is great. Nice and wide, place to pull off and rest if desired, nice views of the creek and hills. Can still see the devastation from the Alameda fire that took place in August 2020. Sad to see all the house destroyed but nice to see the new construction taking place. When the vegetation and trees come back the trail will be even nicer. Did not encounter any homeless camps on this section of the trail. Saw lots along sections of the trail in Medford and Central Point areas. Look forward to going back when the weather warms up.
The hills are steep but the scenery makes up for that. Peaceful, rolling vistas. A beautiful challenge that feels like a back country trek. I wouldn't try to bike it unless you are super fit. Some of the hills after Nora St will kick your butt just walking them..
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