Mrazek Tr32

3D view of Mrazek Trail #32

Overall: 10

Aerobic: 6

Technical: 5

Steepness: 5

Flow: 10

Singletrack: 100%

Mrazek Tr32 is one of the best trails in the Bend area, offering fast terrain over a long riding season.

Type

OAB

Length

Avg: 31.5mi

Ascent

Moderate

Elevation Change

TH:3600'
Avg Ascent:3600'

Ascent Incline

8%

Duration

Avg: 6hr

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Mrazek forest singletrack

Mrazek Tr32 wanders 15mi to Metolius-Windigo Tr99, so is long enough for a destination OAB ride, and is one of the best downhill segments in the Cascade Range.

Mrazek Tr32 can be combined with Swampy Lk Tr23, Tumalo Tr25 or Phils Tr42 trail systems into lollipop or regular loops.

As with other Bend area trails, the terrain is moderate, enabling long distance rides.

With a judicious amount of fireroad use, Mrazek Tr32 can be combined with the Phils Tr42 trail system, however there is enough terrain in each trail system to fill a day.

 

A 24mi (2150' ascent, 4500' descent) Bachelor to 'Bend' option is to combine Flagline Tie Tr40.1, Flagline Tr40, Metolius-Windigo Tr99 and Mrazek Tr32, with the moderate ascent and great views of Broken Top leading to the long Mrazek downhill, covering terrain which holds up well over the season. Mrazek Trail 32 Video

 

Aside from the usual OAB ride, there are two lollipop loop options which cover terrain unique to Mrazek Tr32, and so are not just a redo of some other ride.

Both of these loops rely on Metolius-Windigo Tr99 as a connector.

The first is a 38.5mi (5300' ascent) CW lollipop, with Mrazek Tr32, Farewell Tr26 and North Fork Tr24.2.

To minimize user conflict (i.e. bikers running down hikers), North Fork Tr24.2 is only open to bikers as an uphill trail.

Just as well, since the 1300' Farewell Tr26 is easier to handle as a downhill trail.

The lower half of Farewell Tr26 has a loose, rocky trail surface, so is technical in either direction.

The second loop option is a 40mi (5600' ascent) CCW lollipop, with Mrazek Tr32, Swampy Lake Tr23, South Fork Tr25 and Farewell Tr26.

The Swampy Lake Tr23 descent is rugged enough to justify the 1300' mid-ride Farewell Tr26 ascent.

This may be the best way to ride the upper section of Swampy Lake Tr23.

Directions: US97 to Greenwood W to Newport Ave, then Shevlin Park Road to Shevlin Park. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Metolius-Windigo Trail 99 near upper Mrazek Trail 32 Mrazek Trail #32 Topo Map Mrazek forest singletrack

OAB Directions

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Mrazek Area Topo Map

  • TH: Mrazek Tr32 starts from the north side of the gravel parking lot, just inside the gate. Attempt to stay on the hillside, above the road, although there are a number of access trails between Mrazek Tr32 and Saddleback Dr. Cross Jack Pine Spring Rd at .7mi. This road becomes Tumalo Creek Rd and parallels Mrazek Tr32 for the first 10.5mi, with several crossings along the way.
  • 2.5mi: Go sharply to the right at the fork, and ascend the .4mi switchback section as Mrazek Tr32 exits the Tumalo Creek drainage. Cross FR4606 at 3.2mi, then other doubletrack at 3.4mi and 5.3mi, with gradual ascent over twisty singletrack.
  • 7.5mi: After riding on the bank of the Southern Canal, reach the intersection with Tumalo Creek 2 Tr49 (hiker only). Go right to cross the canal, then cross the Columbia Southern Rd and another doubletrack at 7.8mi, as the climb gets a little more intense. Cross Jack Pine Spring Rd at 9.3mi and ascend to Cold Spring, the steepest section of the ride.
  • 10.6mi: The trail merges with Jack Pine Spring Rd then breaks off to the left again. If lost, then take one of the doubletracks to FR4601 and ride north, or make this the turnaround point.
  • 11.1mi: Cross FR4601, as the ascent moderates. Cross doubletrack at 11.5mi, 12.4mi and 12.6mi, covering moderate terrain.
  • 14.2mi: Pass the Farewell Tr26 intersection on the left, then ascend to Metolius-Windigo Tr99, the ride summit and turnaround point for this OAB ride.

 

 

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Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge

 

 

 

 

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