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King-Castle Trail

  • Length:
    5 miles
  • Difficulty:
  • Best Season(s):
    Summer - Fall
  • Nearby Cities:
    McKenzie Bridge, Blue River, Cascadia
  • Region:
    Willamette Valley
  • Attributes:
    Non-technical, Single-Track, Wildlife Views

Trailhead Elevation: 1231 ft


In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.

What I love about this ride

This isn’t a super long trail, but it connects with Castle Rock and O’Leary Trail for a much longer ride. (Castle Rock used to be a Forest Service lookout and offers great views of the valley and the Three Sisters – however, it is a serious climb.)

So what’s great about King-Castle? Not only is the old growth forest absolutely stunning, the ride is super fun – fast and swoopy! Rated 4 out of 5 by MTBR readers, this hidden trail is a real gem. A great companion ride to the nearby epic McKenzie River Trail. Ride up and back or get a shuttle from McKenzie River Mountain Resort and just enjoy the fun downhill adrenaline without the work.


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