This trail is section one of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail. It is an easy 15 miles at an elevation of 1,500 feet. This portion of the trail is relatively easy with numerous access points to begin or end the ride. Start your ride at this trailhead and begin the gentle uphill trip along the beautiful McKenzie River.
This portion of the trail follows along some impressive old-growth Douglas-fir stands as well as younger forests with old-growth scattered along the trail. You will pass by some camping areas and great whitewater vistas. There are numerous log bridges that cross side creeks along the way. Most are too narrow to ridge. This segment ends near Tail Bridge Reservoir where the trail meets Forest Road 2672-655.
Directions from Eugene: Travel 50 miles east on Hwy. #126 and the trailhead is approximately 1.5 miles past McKenzie Bridge.