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Catamount Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

4.3 mile 6.9 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 642' 196 m
Descent: -213' -65 m
High: 2,271' 692 m
Low: 1,814' 553 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Eric Ashley

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A beautiful new trail through a gorgeous forest with something for everyone.

Eric Ashley

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This trail is primarily a mountain bike trail. Bikers have the right-of-way and may be traveling at speed.

This trail requires a Recreation Pass to access, which can be purchased at one of the day-use areas.

Description

The Catamount Trail is a recent addition to Silver Falls State Park that opened to bikers and pedestrians in early 2016. Its drop-dead gorgeous forests, ancient fallen trees, and occasional creek crossings make this a fun, casual trail to climb on your way out and descend on your way back. Just be prepared to yield to oncoming bikers.

From the parking area, follow Lookout Mountain Road until you reach the Catamount Access Spur on your left. Take this and you'll soon arrive at the bottom of the trail on your right. All the intersections are well marked so navigating is easy.

Flora & Fauna

Age-old evergreens command the canopy overhead, while vibrant green ferns occupy the understory.

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Contacts

Local Club: Salem Area Trail Alliance

Land Manager: Oregon State Parks

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Jan 3, 2018
Evan Schwab
15.6mi — 6h 12m
Sep 2, 2017
Ken Morrell
round trip 8mi

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