LL Stub Stewart State Park

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Just 30 minutes west of Portland, the LL Stub Stewart State park is 1,800 acres comprised of more than 15 miles of trail, ranging from green to double black. These trails are generally open year round and have a little something for everyone!

UPDATE:

TRAIL CLOSURE UPDATE 4/19/2024: The following areas at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park are CLOSED until further notice as part of a park-wide forest health improvement project.

  • Lower Shoofly is now OPEN to two-way MTB traffic. The free-ride area is open as well, but Lower Shoofly is the only way in, as there is still active work going on around the MTB Connector trail and the trails up to Unfit Settlement. Those trails are yet to be cleared of logging debris.
  • Upper Shoofly is open as well, but do not go past the “Do Not Enter” sign on North CaddyWhomper Way.
  • Unfit Settlement Trail between the viewpoint spur trail and Hares Canyon junction, and Hares Canyon Trail between the Peavey Hook Bridleway junction and North CaddyWhomper Way junction remain CLOSED.

Please respect the trail closure signs as there is heavy machinery operating in and around the closed areas. Visitors are advised to check park postings and signage or inquire with park staff before hiking or riding on the trail system for closure updates.

Access

Open 24 hours. A $5 parking permit is required. Alternatively, one can purchase a 12 month parking pass for all oregon state parks.

History

The MTB trails at Stub Stewart did not magically appear or happen overnight. Trail building is a marathon, not a sprint. And it’s due to the persistence of a few determined mountain bikers that we’ve got such wonderful trails so close to Portland.

Although planning for Stub began in the 1990’s, the park didn’t open until July 2007, and then only with access for equestrians, hikers, disc golfers and campers. However, early in the planning phase of park, NWTA (then the Portland United Mountain Pedalers a.k.a. PUMP) took the initiative and suggested to the planners that some dedicated mountain biking opportunities would be good thing to integrate into a state park trail system. Steve Kruger (currently of Trailkeepers of Oregon) was a trail manager ranger at time and he reached out to volunteers to help develop recommendations for a “mountain biking only” area.

NWTA, together with Westside Trail Federation, facilitated the initial build out of mountain bike trails at Stub Stewart State Park.  Moving into the future, NWTA is now collaborating with Oregon State Parks to manage, maintain, and scout additional MTB locations at Stub Stewart. Hundreds of folks have helped dig at volunteer work parties to make the Stub Stewart MTB trails a reality. Those trails finally opened in 2012, with a 5-mile cross country trail and one freeride trail. Over the last seven years, NWTA and WTF have added more than 10 miles to the mountain bike trail system and there’s still more to come!

Upcoming plans

Suggested loop

Contact

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