The McKenzie River Trail runs 26.5 miles from Clear Lake, past Tamolitch Pool, Sahalie and Koosah Falls, and on down to the trailhead near the Ranger Station. The trail is very scenic, with much of it within a few feet of the river. It offers a great variety of terrain for both beginners and experts, without a high degree of difficulty. Some areas along the lava rocks require more skill, or can be avoided all together.
Details: I would like to ride as much of the trail as possible, or at least make head up to Tamolitch Pool and back. I have ridden the trail before and it is an amnazing experience. We can meet at the Ranger Station and ride out and back. There are many places we can stop to take a lunch, such as Belknap Hot Springs, Tamolitch Pool, or any of the campgrounds along the way. Plan on packing a small lunch and enjoying the trail for most of the day.
I would prefer a day of sunshine, as riding the trail while wet and muddy just creates ruts and tears up the trail for others. So, please keep that in mind.
We can meet at the Ranger Station at 10:00AM. Anyone that has a trailer or a truck we can use to transport the bikes, please let me know. We can also carpool from Eugene and Springfield.
Contact: Matthew Howell - (541)[masked]