Stub Stewart State Park - Trail, Bitetto, Oregon

Stub Stewart State Park - Trail, Bitetto, Oregon

DESCRIPTION

The real name of this park is LL Stub Stewart State Park and is located off the 26th in Oregon. If you start in Portland, drive West on the 26th and a few miles after it becomes a two lane, exit North an 47 and it is just a few miles off 26.

We did an overnight camp, but if you hit a day trip, park at the Hill Top parking / picnic area. I went up to the unsettable viewpoint trial and as of July, 2008 the trail was not finished. But, it looks like it will be an OK trail at the end of the summer as there is trail work scheduled.

This park is quite small. It is not really worth a day trip. All the dirt trails are about 4 feet wide and geared towards horses. Also, most have gravel rocks over the trial. It is just not a mount bike area.

But, it was fun for my 7 year old and I together.

The best trail I found was called Widow Maker and was about ½ mile long.

There is a bike trail that goes toward Vernonia, but I did not check it out.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 09, 2016]
ckim12
Cross Country Rider

This trail system is like Sandy Ridge for the west side. All of the paths are open to mountain bikes. New are mtn bike only trails curtesy of Northwest Trail Alliance and OR State Parks. There are trails for beginners to expert level. Also included is the rails to trails paved path the Veronia Banks trail. There's also disc golf and camping facilites.

The newer mtn bike trails have great flow with nice rollers and berms esp on Loki's lollipop. As of now the two main creek crossing are out and new bridges are being built. The main paths are very begginer friendly. Overall a nice place to ride if you're heading west.

Customer Service

Park at the main welcome center. Take the main paths up the park via widow maker and hares canyon for an easier uphill. Once you get to the top check out unfiltered settlement. I did it clockwise. Might better counterclockwise. From there hit the mtn bike only section basically its either freeride or xc down to the halfway point. The southern half is a blast. If you have a newbie, going down hares canyon would be a lot of fun.

Similar Products Used:

Browns Camp, gales creek, or Haag Lake

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5
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3
[Sep 01, 2013]
Steve Brown
Cross Country Rider

At the end of summer 2013 the trail system is in great shape. The trails are also well marked and you can pick up a free map at the Welcome Center. I stayed on the CX country trails and enjoyed a nice long section of single track as well as some cool viewpoints. Lots of horse activity but not a big deal. The Mt. bike area was the best with no horses and trails built for bikes.

Customer Service

Parked at Welcome Center. Down Brooke Creek Trailto up Hares Canyon to Unfit Settlement View to North Caddywhomper over Genzer Creek down Link 'n'Pin, Lokie's Lollipop, Spur Line,Felling's Wedge to the Banks Vernonia trail. Jumped back on Hares Canyon to the Welcome Center then up the paved trail for some fast miles to Boomscooter and Skidder Row Loop. Back down Barberchair through Dairy Creek to the trailhead.

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Ran out of daylight and missed Hollie's Point of View and Bumping Knots Loop.

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5
VALUE
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3
[Jun 20, 2012]
Corey
Downhiller

The new freeride area, which opened the beginning of June 2012, is really well made. There are a few miles of mt. bike only trails and two purpose built downhill runs. The runs are short, but there is a return path so you can get in a lot of sessions. The "beginner" run is fast with nice berms and smaller jumps. The intermediate run has some drops, table tops, gaps, and a wall ride. The place is constantly under construction so I'm sure there is more to come.

Customer Service

Drive west on Hwy 26, turn right onto Hwy 47 toward Vernonia, up a few miles you will find the turn off for Stub Stewart state park. Turn into the park and head up the hill to the Hill top day use area. There you find a map of the area and drop box to pay the state park $5 day use fee. Ride up the road from the parking lot and you'll see signs leading to freeride area. It is just under a mile from the parking lot to the beginning of the mt bike area.
If you look on this map:
http://www.oregonstateparks.org/images/pdf/stubstewart_full.pdf
The mt bike only area is based on trail 21N.

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Browns camp, Storey Burn, Hagg lake

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5
VALUE
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3
[Aug 17, 2009]
dirtjumper44
Weekend Warrior

a lot of trailsthat are dirt or gravel. east side of park is my favoritecause it mostly dirt, has lots of turns and steep.there are campgrounds and cabins where you can stay. its not the hardest network of trails but i find it quite entertaining with my friend.

Customer Service

i would recommenD #6 on the map which is hares canyon trail. my favorite trail is #16, heartwood trail because it has pretty big jumps

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Norms trails, but i havent been there yet but planning on going soon

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RATING
4
VALUE
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2
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