Leif Erikson Drive Firelane 1 Trail (Southern Loop)

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Leif Erikson Drive Firelane 1 Trail (Southern Loop) is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Portland, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,023 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

muddy

Please note this loop is a combination of a multi-use trail and an open road, shared with vehicles. There are many connecting trails in the area if do not want to walk on the road. However, if you are mountain biking, you will have to use the road portion as not all trails in the park are bicycle friendly. The Leif Erikson Drive Trail also continues farther to the north from the marked trailhead.

6 months ago

Great for trail running! I run here almost daily. Perfect amount of incline and plenty of shade/ cover from rain or sun. Love it.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Great leisurely hike. Wide path, not super steep. The trail was fairly populated - hikers, dogs, bikers. Pretty family friendly. Will return!

mountain biking
Monday, September 26, 2016

Simple, non-technical ride. Moderately hilly, but not punishing. At the ends of the trail, foot, dog, and other biker traffic gets heavier. I like this trail for training runs and for tune-up rides. Sadly, parking at the the east end is neighborhood and usually packed. Parking at the west end is usually better although there is less space. I do recommend this trail for easy hikes, runs, and rides, just don't expect anything spectacular. It's good for dates, families, and pets.

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Good long hike.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 09, 2015

this is not a mountain bike trail. it was a good down hill road but an unsure why it labled for mountain biking should be changed.

hiking
Monday, November 03, 2014

We did the Linnton loop which was around 7.5 miles. We saw very few people for a Sunday even though it was drizzling. The fall colors were great & lots of slugs & mushrooms everywhere. Most of the uphill work gets done at the beginning & then it meets up with wildwood. The rest of Leif Erickson was on a large gravel fire road. Coming back down to Hwy 30 was super steep. Over all a nice hike & a great way to see that section of Forest Park.

hiking
Sunday, September 22, 2013

This is a great trail for groups of runners and walkers who go at different paces but want to start and end together. The trail is popular but wide enough to easily share.

mountain biking
Sunday, April 22, 2012

not a mountain biking trail

mountain biking
Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Although this is rated as year round, in usually becomes muddy, especially on the Germantown Road side, in the fall through spring. Best time to mountain bike this is in the dryer Summer months.

hiking
27 days ago

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Friday, July 28, 2017

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

hiking
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

trail running
Thursday, September 05, 2013

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

hiking
Friday, August 17, 2012