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Old 02-13-2013, 05:35 PM
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Default Mountain biking suggestions near Stevenson, WA / Cascade Locks, OR?

Hello,

I have an event in March over at Skamania Lodge where some co-workers from the UK will be visiting, and they'll be arriving the weekend before the conference. They are really into mountain biking, so I was wondering if anyone could point me to some good trails for that around Stevenson, WA or across the river near Cascade Locks, OR?

Also tips on bike shops in that general area that might rent mountain bikes would be welcome.

Thanks!

Scott
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:03 PM
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:16 PM
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Maybe ride up Red Bluff Rd? It's not a mountain biking trail but it is gravel and low traffic. It runs along the canyon wall of rock creek. You could even dismount your bike and find a nice trail going down to the creek to hike.

There is a Multi Use Path at Cascade locks. It starts right under the Bridge of the Gods and goes to Eagle Creek I believe.

It's not biking but the Pacific Crest Trail is right there in Cascade Locks. That would be a fun hike.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:19 PM
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I bet someone at Skamania Lodge could tell you by phone, like either the concierge or the person in the US Forest Service information shop at the lodge.

High-tension power lines run east-west for many miles through the gorge with rough, double-track dirt and side trails under them, and pass by the lodge just uphill from the golf course. I strongly suspect you can access them without even a car ride; I know you can with a drive up Skaar Road above Stevenson.

Wind River Road up through Carson has many possibilities. Check it out on Google Maps. If you go left at Stabler and then right at the Hemlock Ranger Station you'll be in an area with experimental forests, old growth, and plenty of gated spur roads, and the Crest Trail crosses through there. Should be some single track but I don't know for sure what's available. Wind River Road continues up into NFR 30 with several other side roads, but I would expect snow on spurs and trails even below Old Man Pass.

Camas Bike & Sport has rentals; good shop, good folks. Hood River probably has something, too. I don't think there's a bike shop in Stevenson.

I'm guessing that many of the trails in these two guides will still be snowed under in March:
http://www.skamania.org/mountain-biking.cfm
http://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/giff...31178&actid=24

Best for last?? Check out NWTA's nicely done wiki and map:
http://nw-trail.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
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just outside of hood river is post canyon, a virtual mecca for freeriding type stuff. across the river from there is syncline, a variety of different kinds of trails. there is tons of info on both of those areas online.
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don't know about post canyon but syncline is apparently rideable most of the year.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:55 PM
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don't know about post canyon but syncline is apparently rideable most of the year.
Funny, my UK buddy knows more about the area than I do, and suggested post canyon and syncline! It's a bit further away but still doable.

I haven't been mountain biking in 7 or 8 years, at least. This is gonna be fun!

Scott
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