Mt Adams Country Bike Tour (MACBT) Routes

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We offer 4 fantastic routes whose beauty (and challenges) bring riders back year-after-year:
See Note below for 2020 Forest Route change.

11.5 MILE FAMILY FUN RIDE The not too demanding Fun Ride loop circles the beautiful Trout Lake Valley with panoramic views of Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood. All but 1 mile of this route is on country Roads with minimal traffic. Post-ride meal and T-shirt not included.


Check-In/Registration Time: 9:00am to 11:00am

50.5 MILE Trout Lake-BZ Corner-Glenwood LOOP This loop, informally known as the “Valley Loop,” takes you south to BZ Corner where you make a left turn and climb for 6.5 miles through spectacular rural and farmland scenery. You pass by Conboy Lake Wildlife Refuge with many glimpses of Mt. Adams and may see elk, deer and birds indigenous to the area. The route then circles back through pine forest and back into the Trout Lake Valley. 50.5 miles and total 2,800′ elevation gain. Post-ride meal and T-shirt included.


Check-In/Registration Time: 8:00am to 10:00am

FOREST ROUTES

43 MILE FOREST (PARTIAL GRAVEL) LOOP

From Trout Lake climb 14.25 miles, (2,000′ gain), including a short 10% incline to the first rest stop. From there a grueling 10 mile gravel connector to the rest stop at Big Mosquito Lake (1,300′ gain). Finally, the cherry on top, a ripping fully-paved downhill you will never forget, back to Trout Lake.

28.5/35/62.5 MILE FOREST PAVED OUT & BACKS

Choose your paved forest adventure. Do one or the other leg or both!

First Leg (28.5 miles): From Trout Lake School climb 14.25 miles, (2,000′ gain), including a short 10% incline to the first rest stop. Eat, hydrate and be merry at the rest stop while enjoying amazing views of Mount Adams up close. Then turn around and enjoy all that elevation you earned.

Second Leg (35 miles): Grind up Trout Lake Creek Road/FS-88 through a shade dappled forest and past babbling streams. Just when you think you’re done climbing turn left onto the paved spur up to enjoy the view of (or even take a plunge in) Big Mosquito Lake (1,600′ gain). After you’ve been restored by the famous Trout Lake cookies and the hospitality of our rest stop hosts, turn around for the cherry on top: a ripping fully-paved downhill back to Trout Lake that you will never forget!

Post-ride meal and T-shirt included.

Check-In/Registration Time: 8:00am to 10:00am

CENTURY +/- RIDE  Begin with the BZ-Glenwood Loop. Then stop at Heavenly Grounds on the east side of the gas station for lunch before continuing on the Forest Route to complete your 94 – 113 mile ride. Total 6,200′ – 7,600′ elevation gain. This ride is fully supported with sagwagons, emergency teams, radio coverage, snacks/rest stops, and dinner. Post-ride meal and T-shirt included. A box lunch is available to purchase separately for $10.

Check-In/Registration Time: 7:00am to 9:00am

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