BOM (Best of McKenzie)

King Castle + the McKenzie River Trail in One Awesome Day!

Shuttle Two Great Trails 5 to 6 Hours on Trail For Intermediate to Advanced Riders
King Castle Trail in McKenzie
McKenzie River Trail Bridge
McKenzie River Waterfall

May 9, 2024: The road to get to KC trail is open. However, there is still some deadfall along the upper part of the trail. 

Late spring and summer dates are available to book now!

Experience two of the McKenzie Valley’s most iconic, most beautiful, and most FUN trails in one day!

Start the day with close to 4 miles of flowy downhill singletrack on King Castle* trail, through lush, green, old-growth forests, then get shuttled to the top of the McKenzie River Trail for a challenging and technical 11-mile ride on one of the country’s most scenic trails! The MRT portion of the ride will take you along the stunning shoreline of Clear Lake, past the magnificent Sahalie and Koosah Falls, and down to the incredible Blue Pool! For the final 2.2 miles from Blue Pool to the Trailbridge parking lot, you’ll get to experience the newly-built Blue Pool Bypass, which avoids all of the hikers on this very popular section of trail. Finish your day by grabbing a post-ride beverage, shower, and bike wash at Horse Creek, or add another King Castle run if you’re up for it!

*King Castle is a very popular multi-use trail; please control your speed and yield to pedestrians and uphill traffic.

How It Works

  • Meet at Horse Creek Lodge by 9 AM to load bikes and hop in our shuttle van
  • Shuttle van drops riders at the top of King Castle
  • Riders exit the trail, where the van awaits; load up on the van again
  • Stop by Horse Creek Lodge, pick up rider vehicles, drivers follow van
  • Drop rider vehicles at Trailbridge Parking Lot en route to the top of the MRT
  • Drop riders at the top/start of the MRT, above Clear Lake
  • Ride the MRT to Trailbridge where your car awaits**
  • Stop by Horse Creek for a post ride beverage, or hop on another shuttle to King Castle!

*Riders also have the option of leaving vehicles at HCL and continuing past Trailbridge. There is a closure in place that will necessitate that riders detour to the road between Trailbridge and Deer Creek.

BOM Trail Map

Horse Creek Reviews
#1 of 7 Specialty lodging in McKenzie Bridge

“The owners and staff at Horse Creek Lodge & Outfitters gave exceptional customer service...very nice to stay at a place where you can see and feel the care they give to what they do...we camped for two nights and enjoyed their new campground area. They have amazing outdoor showers...looking up at beautiful trees and the sky... clean, and unique... The staff assisted with a bike rental and shuttled us to the McKenzie River Trailhead for our awesome 26 mile mountain bike ride along the river. It is the only place we will stay when back in the area...” — Lor (via Tripadvisor)

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