Used their services for a MRT mountain bike shuttle. Professional and easy to work with. Gary was knowledgeable of the trail and the area and explained it to us on the drive up. Alyssa was nice to work with regarding the shuttle tickets and getting it all set up. Would use their services again. Read more
O’Leary Trail Loop Shuttle
Departs at 10:00 AM
For Intermediate to Advanced Riders
3 to 5 Hours on Trail
Coast Through Oregon’s Backcountry
For those who are looking for a bigger challenge than the McKenzie River Trail, check out the O’Leary Trail Loop! It’s around 3 to 5 hours in length, and it’s not for the faint of heart. It’s got plenty of switchbacks and no cell service, so it should be avoided by anyone except mountain bikers of intermediate to advanced ability who feel comfortable being alone on the trail. If you feel ready to take the plunge, grab our shuttle at the McKenzie Outdoor Center! You’re also welcome to hang out at Horse Creek Lodge to wash your bike and have a hot outdoor shower when you return at the end of the day.
How It Works
Our starting point is at the McKenzie Outdoor Center in Blue River, Oregon. There, we’ll get you and your gear all set up before starting our 45-minute journey to the O’Leary Trail Loop. We’ll drop you off at the Horse Pasture Trailhead, the trail’s most popular starting point. Enjoy your 3 to 5-hour journey through the backcountry as you experience drastic changes in elevation and bold switchbacks.
Once you’ve taken the final descent down King-Castle Trail, you’ll finish in the King-Castle parking lot. From here, ride across the Belknap Covered Bridge out to highway 126 before heading back east to the McKenzie Outdoor Center. And if you want to celebrate on your way back, stop for a cold beer or a tasty burger at Takoda’s Rainbow.
$35 per person
We recommend making reservations at least one day in advance. If you’d like to book with less than 24-hour notice, please call us at +1 541-822-3243.
McKenzie Outdoor Center
54771 McKenzie Highway
Blue River, OR 97413
All year, weather permitting
45 minutes on the shuttle, 3 to 5 hours on the trail
Minimum of 4 people per shuttle (individuals or groups welcome)
Intermediate to advanced. Riders need to be self-sufficient and expect little, if any, cell phone coverage on the trail.
- Shuttle to the O’Leary Trail Loop
- Bike wash and gear
- Beer and soft drinks from our sponsors
- Use of pump track
- Use of shower facilities (including towels and soap)
- Mountain bike (you can rent one from us here)
What to bring
All shuttle guests planning to go mountain biking must have a helmet.
Excellent bike shuttle! Friendly staff and free drinks afterwards. A nice shower to use as well! Read more
Great shuttle service. Gary and Alyssa are such genuine, nice people. Very accommodating for only taking my dog and I up to the trail head. Read more