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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


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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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