Given the incredible June-uary weather, I head out on something of a wild hare trip this weekend to backpack the McKenzie River Trail. With 11 trailheads along the river that can be accessed from Highway 126, it's easy to plan shorter outings, or you can challenge yourself to complete the full trail since there are local shuttle services providing transportation. Features as depicted may have been generalized or displaced for cartographic ... McKenzie River Campground Calapooya Divide Backcountry Byway Willamalane Non-Motorized Trails Byway Row River Grab your bike, bring along a map, and discover where in Kane County the Bikeway System can take you! The McKenzie River Trail is a great mountain bike trail to shuttle – enabling riders to experience the entire 26 miles of this very scenic and popular trail in one go. This designation provides the protection and enhancement of resource values in the river corridor, and allows public use and enjoyment of those resources. Start the morning off a little earlier and head to the Blue Pool trailhead (we would recommend getting here before 10am for parking.) Nice! The McKenzie River Trail run is 31 miles on one of the prettiest trails in America. I really need to get back and see more of this trail. Visit cities and villages along the five major regional trails within Kane County: The Fox River Trail, The Great Western Trail, The Virgil Gilman Trail, the four spurs of The Illinois Prairie Path, and the developing Mid-County Trail. trail pases by the paradise trail Bridge, and coldwater campgrounds where water is usually available from Memorial Day through Labor Day. More information on this trail, as well as a map of the area can be obtained from the McKenzie Ranger station. I've never been further down the trail than the Blue Pool trailhead. Difficulty: Moderate. Water: Potable water available at Ice Cap Campground.. How to get there: From McKenzie Ranger River Station, take Highway 126 east 15-1/2 miles to Carmen Diversion Reservoir. The water colors in Clear Lake get better and better as the sun climbs a bit higher in the sky and hits at a better angle. Daily at 9:30, 8:30 and 11 added if the 9:30 fills up See rates on the sidebar to the right. That trail, as you've portrayed it with words and photos, just calls out to me. Usage: Heavy. Trailforks is dedicated to giving you the best interactive trail maps, custom designed for your selected activity. McKenzie River: Paradise Campground to Trailbridge Reservoir OAB. The trail begins at the UpperMcKenzie River trailhead, one mile east of McKenzie Bridge, and ends at the Lower McKenzie River Trailhead. Sections of the trail are close to the highway and the traffic noise is not so nice, but more often than not, it veers away for long stretches... and when it's good, it's really good. What a nice TR to read! by Limey » February 3rd, 2015, 8:28 pm, Post by mandrake » February 2nd, 2015, 10:29 am, Post I'm definitely inspired to do this hike. Paradise Campground eastward along the McKenzie River to Trail Bridge Reservoir. Given the incredible June-uary weather, I head out on something of a wild hare trip this weekend to backpack the McKenzie River Trail. The McKenzie River (hereafter may be referred to as the McKenzie) originates from Clear Lake at an elevation of 975 m (3200 ft.) and flows about 145 river kilometers (rkm) to its confluence with the Willamette River. The river is named for Donald Mackenzie, a Canadian fur trader who explored this area in the early 1800's. Time spent hiking will not be deducted from your life. ¡?­ElóI%ì¢Såî1Äðwüê+7}ÄϣЏj® êÛ\_y…â@bQÔ灚ÜMÁWw-Ÿ­P›ý'P†Ê[/šÿ ï•fòé- ’cÉQÀõ'¥RºmBq)¸Äò2ª nԚ¥È‹ì°I—ÁKÉþ&¤Y® …ï瘲¹#P1†è3ŠjM©Oä. © 2020 McKenzieRiverTrail.com All rights reserved. The McKenzie basin drains an area of approximately 3300 km2 on the western slope of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon. The McKenzie River Trail is a spectacular 26 mile long trail that follows the McKenzie River from it’s headwaters (Clear Lake) in the Cascade Mountain range. The Grand Illinois Trail is a 535-mile loop trail in northern Illinois. Site by Watkins, James and Associates. Ride the upper end for technical challenges; ride the lower part for flowing forest gliding. Makes me want to go! McKenzie River, Oregon Trail Map. Great TR, Mandrake! McKenzie River Waterfall Loop Trail Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls in one awesome hiking experience. Middle Fork Ranger District 46375 Highway 58 Westfir, OR 97492 541-782-2283. I have to get down there. Located west of Santiam Pass, the upper trailhead is located about a mile north of Clear Lake and runs south from there some 27mi, ending just off Hwy 126 east of McKenzie Bridge. Sections of the trail - particularly around the waterfalls and the Blue Pool - are popular with day hikers, but I can report now that the route also makes a great pack. Almost wanted to bail at the first bailout point due to being exhaus... - 7.8 mi, +425 ft. Bike ride in Linn County, OR Pass spur Tr3541 at … Ride the whole thing for the full package. McKenzie Pass - Hwy 242 (Road Bike) Shuttle. With only 1,500 feet of total elevation loss, this “down river” cross-country trail is extremely technical and for intermediate-to-advanced riders only. The trail then loops back across the state along the Illinois River and the Hennepin Canal. McKenzie River Trail Run/501< 3 miles 5 km -1 Cove Sahalie Falls Albany McKenzie Bridge Eugene 126 Showers - Saint Benedicts 12-3pm Lunch - Saint Benedicts 12-3pm Sisters McKenzie River Trail Run AID STATION #2 - CARMEN O Ice Cap 11.2 miles Start elev 2950' Carmen Reservoir 125 Blue Pool AID STATION #3 TRAIL BRIDGE O' 16.7 miles Trail Bridge Accessible trail to stone observatory surrounded by lava flows with panoramic views of Cascade peaks; easy to difficult trail winds through lava to Belknap Crater; excellent viewing of forest 10 trails on an interactive map of the trail network. It traces a route along the beautiful McKenzie River, with two spectacular waterfalls, a lake so pristine it is called Clear Lake, lava flows, old growth forest, numerous log bridges and the aquamarine colored Tamolitch Pool where the the river flows from an underground lava tube. It's nice to see the rest of it. We hiked some of it with family and did several runs ranging from 3-15 miles. It's so pretty in this area. Popular with the mountain bike community, the McKenzie River trail has been rated as one of the top ten trails in the United States. by Lumpy » February 3rd, 2015, 5:24 pm, Post Thank you! McKenzie River Trail 3507 Mountain Biking and Hiking Topo Map. Still waiting to see someone make it down that path behind Sahalie (with pictures) before I try it. This is a beautiful 26 mile stretch of trail that follows the McKenzie River. McKenzie River Trail: 2 Map (pdf) Profile (pdf) Ice Lake and Matterhorn: 1 Map (pdf) Lakes Basin and Eagle Cap: 3 Last modified October 12th, 2020. The race offers runners a technically challenging course with only moderate elevation gains and the inspiration of some of Oregon's most breathtaking s… The Forest Preserves features over 350 miles of paved trails and unpaved trails. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. The highlight is the Blue Pool at the turn around point. Please be a courteous trail user: Follow posted signs and our trail rules and etiquette.Please remember that trail use involves risk.. To find a trail near you, try the interactive web map. Highlights include multiple grand waterfalls, lava fields, old growth forest, and the beautiful ‘Blue Pool’ (a topaz blue jewel like body of water that must be seen). Clear Lake via McKenzie River Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cascadia, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. Elevation: Trail is at 2800 ft. elevation.. The flooding is likely to persist for another two to three weeks. McKenzie River mountain bike trail map. First few miles had lava rocks. I love how Sahalie always has a rainbow. (Upcoming Hikes), ↳   Discussion Forum Support and General Site Questions/Comments, Re: McKenzie River Backpack - Jan 31-Feb 1. Details: We meet you at the bottom of the trail and take you to the top - or your desired starting point. Located west of Santiam Pass, the upper trailhead is located about a mile north of Clear Lake and runs south from there some 27mi, ending just off Hwy 126 east of McKenzie Bridge. That garden looks amazing, get a very mysterious vibe from it, even though I'm just looking at a photo. You can also contact the McKenzie River Ranger Station for … McKenzie River The McKenzie River is a 90-mile (145 km) tributary of the Willamette River in western Oregon in the United States. The McKenzie River Trail is one of America's top mountain bike trails - both technical and scenic.It's also a perfect way to enjoy a summer day in Oregon. McKenzie River Trail Shuttle. Mile after mile of beautiful old growth forest right along the river's edge. Length: 3 miles. From: $11.99 The McKenzie River, Oregon Adventure Map (2017 version) is a waterproof, topographic (lat/long,UTM grids) trail map that includes hiking and mountain bike route descriptions covering the areas of The McKenzie River National Scenic Trail, King-Castle & O’Leary Trails, Clear Lake & Tamolitch Falls, Koosah & Sahalie Falls, Tombstone Pass Trails. Typically hiking the full length of the trail isn't possible this time of year; usually the area north of Trail Bridge is snowbound... but this year all bets are off. This is a geospatial PDF. by pdxgene » February 2nd, 2015, 10:43 am, Post Season: Spring to Fall. Find over 120 of the Best Mountain Biking Trails in Central Oregon, Maps, Photos, Conditions, & Descriptions. by kepPNW » February 3rd, 2015, 3:34 pm, Post The maps also show burn severity of the Holiday Farm Fire (McKenzie River east of Eugene), the Archie Creek Fire (North Umpqua River, northeast of … Post McKenzie Bridge, oR 97413, or call 541.822.3381. Management goals include striving for a balance of resource use and protection, and permitting other by Zia » February 3rd, 2015, 4:20 pm, Post The McKenzie River National Recreation Trail is located about an hour's drive from either Eugene or Bend, Oregon. Day 2(A): A very technical singletrack trail. Although the scenery is amazing, the trail is quite technical in places (rocks, roots, lava rock) and we needed all of our attention on the trail itself. I've never been down there yet but it always looks so beautiful in pictures people share here on PH. by vibramhead » February 2nd, 2015, 7:20 pm, Post Bull trout TH: Ride alongside McKenzie River, past the Ranger Station and Paradise Campground (2.2mi). 50 McKenzie River Campground SRMA - - 146 146 51 McKenzie River Dispersed Recreation Corridor ERMA - - 276 276 52 McKercher Park SRMA 2 <1 <1 <1 53 Mosby Creek Trailhead SRMA 10 10 10 10 54 North Bowl Campground ERMA - - 83 83 55 Rennie Boat Landing SRMA 1 1 1 1 56 Row River Trail ERMA - 67 67 67 McKenzie River Ranger District 57600 McKenzie Hwy McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413 Temporary Contact: 541-357-9729 or SM.FS.mf@usda.gov. 3ùlÃÛ «w‘Ÿµ[éÐŘ7˜ÁÆïÆ­i–—6óܱŒEãjÎ G«à\éæOõ"O›Ó9©$Š‘³ç…RߕsÑÚ@Úlג¹2ÅyèsS)žòK9œ„6âG疤Úòñáfh­a;A$à‘Ò˜ÖÊtöÔ$•¾Ñ'!³êqŒVΝ“gnöjÍQEQEQEQEÿÿÿÕë(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¢Š(¬ýT¼©œgpàgÑG$԰è$ÉæL­ Though I'd imagine late summer would be better timing.. And speaking of Clear Lake. Welcome to the Bend Mountain Bike Trail Map. It drains part of the Cascade Range east of Eugene and flows westward into the southernmost end of the Willamette Valley. I'm going to bookmark this one, and get back to it. The diverse changes in the typography keeps it interesting. From Hwy 126 near Belknap Springs, Hwy 242 W 25.4 mi; park at McKenzie Pass. This profile is from a single Garmin Forerunner worn during the 2013 race (traditional course). Contact Us by mandrake » February 4th, 2015, 12:05 am, Post Trail crews will monitor the level of water weekly and we will post updates on our website and social media. From Sisters, Hwy 242 E 10.9 mi. Trail Head Key Map Portland McKenzie River National Recreation Trail Mileage 10.7 11.9 15.7 17.7 19.0 20.7 21.6 23.3 24.8 25.9 3 Miles Private Land Paradise —aáENZlE Olallie Creek frissell Creek River R E 1 Bend WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST o Scale McKenzie Bridge 126 Blue River 9 miles Thanks for sharing Mandrake, very cool TR...and done at the end of January! Bend … Willamette NF, McKenzie River. Daily on last McKenzie River Trail Shuttle. It was a great weekend getaway. The Walterville Canal Birding Trail is a quiet little gem of a trail, located in the unincorporated community of Walterville, just north of the McKenzie River outside Eugene, Oregon. The McKenzie River Trail (MRT) offers the quintessential Oregon trail-riding experience. It is a 4.2 mile hike closely following the river and is relatively flat. by Sean Thomas » February 2nd, 2015, 6:29 pm, Post The trail is a section of the larger McKenzie River National Recreation Trail. 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