PLEASE NOTE: Due to damage from the Knoll Fire of 2021, the Forest Service will be opening a detour along the trail between Trailbridge and Deer Creek in spring of 2022 while they complete repairs necessary to fully reopen the original trail in summer of 2022.
5/12: Snow is mostly clear, upper trail clean up scheduled for the coming week; clear from Deer Creek down
The McKenzie River Trail (MRT) is one of the most well-loved trails in the country, and for good reason! With over 25 miles through beautiful scenery like waterfalls and lava beds, the McKenzie River Trail is ideal for mountain bikers of intermediate ability. Our shuttle is a great way to get to this amazing trail without having to worry about transporting your gear — simply meet us at Horse Creek Lodge, and we’ll help you get set up. Then, once you’re back at the end of the day, you’re welcome to wash your bike, have a hot outdoor shower, or just hang out!
How It Works
Meet us at Horse Creek Lodge, our starting point for those boarding the pre-ride or pre-hike shuttle. It’s about one mile west of the end of the McKenzie River Trail and is the first stop on our journey. Once you arrive, we’ll load up you and your bike and hit the road. You’ll be able to take the trail at your pace, but it’s typically around 5 to 6 hours total.
When you finish your ride, simply continue down the highway for one mile from the lower trailhead and take a left turn toward Horse Creek Lodge. If you’d rather reward yourself with some post-ride beer and burgers, you can also continue riding another 1/4 mile down to the McKenzie General Store. We’ll be happy to pick you up from there if you’re taking the post-ride shuttle!
Please note that riders have the option of both a pre-ride and post-ride shuttle but do not need to do both.