Biking the unpaved OC&E Woods Line State Trail

Biking the unpaved OC&E Woods Line State Trail

There's a lot to see for mountain bikers on the OC&E Woods Line State Trail, Oregon's longest linear state park.

On a recent ride along an unpaved section of the 100-mile trail, we pedaled past pastoral fields and, whoops, narrowly missed a slithery bull snake that was almost as long as the trail was wide.

We stopped to marvel at brilliantly colored thistles and watched skittery marmots, salamanders and “squeaks,” ground squirrels, play impromptu games of...

more »
Five cool bike rides for a hot summer

Five cool bike rides for a hot summer

A hot summer can be a tough time for mountain bikers. It's the time of year we most like to play, but overheating is no fun. These five trail systems, all worthy destinations in their own right, offer varying combinations of shade, elevation, potential swimming and general coolness.

1. Briggs Valley
more »
Click here to send us your story to be published in Oregon Outdoors