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King-Castle Trail PDF Print E-mail

Part of Castle Rock Trail

Rated 4 out of 5 on MTBR.com:

Reviewed by: gonegator , from eugene

Summary: I ride this trail as much as I can. There is snow from the clearcut up now (December). This has a little bit of everything. Nice, gradually climbing, forested first few miles(good for beginners and even kids. When you get to the clearcut, the trail steepens and goes to doubletrack for a little bit. Cross the road and the real fun begins, this trail has some of the best switchbacks around, and its all rideable. Take a break at the top and let the fun begin.

Recommended Route:
bottom to top and back

Other recommended trails in the same area: McKenzie River, Ollalie, O'Leary"

 

 

Length: 7 miles

Elevation: Trail begins at 1200 ft. elevation and end at 2400 ft. elevation.

Season: Spring to Fall

Usage: Medium

Difficulty: Moderate

Water: None

How to get there: From McKenzie Ranger Station, travel west about 2 miles on Highway 126 to Road 2638 (Horse Creek Road). Take Road 2638 about 2 miles to Road 2639 (King Road). Proceed on Road 2639 approximately 2.5 miles to the trailhead.

Trail Description: The trail winds through a section of dense, 600 year old Douglas-fir forest about three miles to the landing of an unused logging road. Hikers can take in the view of the Three Sisters Mountains and turn back, or proceed up to the Castle Rock Trail.

Comments: This trail connects with Castle Rock Trail #3506.

King - Castle Trail MAp

 



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