Adventure Awaits in East Multnomah County
East Multnomah County is where you go to ease your mind, feel inspired, and rediscover the explorer within. Ride East!
While You’re in East Multnomah County…
From Gresham, to Troutdale, and Corbett, there are many reasons to ride out and enjoy the hospitality of East Multnomah County, including a host of bike-friendly businesses.
Where to Ride
There are many, many miles where riders of any level can enjoy cycling in East Multnomah County. From the 40-mile Loop to the mountain bike trails of Mt. Hood and Larch Mountain, opportunities abound for families, road cyclists, mountain bikers or the adventurer.
What to See
Sam Barlow and a whole host of pioneers crossed into Oregon over the Oregon Trail — right through what would become East Multnomah County. Add Lewis and Clark, the waterfalls of the Columbia Gorge, and a quick glimpse of Sasquatch and you’ve got a vacation weekend that you’ll remember!
Where to Eat
Ride up to one of the many culinary opportunities to be found out here — everything from fast food to paninis to salmon on the Sandy River. Coffee is available at the time of lift-off, and area-brewed libations abound for relaxation at the end of the day. Bon appétit!
Where to Stay
Soft, comfortable beds of every type are available in East Multnomah County, from hotels in nearly any price range, to motels and gorgeous bed & breakfasts. Our directory will help you to choose which accommodations will work best for you, your family and your friends.
Good Rides for Any Cyclist
We’ve ground-tested several great rides in East Multnomah County charted at RideWithGPS.com. Here’s a peek at just a few.
Downtown Gresham to Pond de Lakes
Family Friendly: This ride travels through many of Gresham’s green spaces while riding mostly on quiet roads and car-free bike paths. Along this ride, you will see ponds, lakes, wetlands, and the Columbia River — and you may even see some wildlife such as herons, deer, or muskrats. Ride to Pond de Lake and back for a 12-mile ride, or take ride to Blue Lake Park and back for a 23-mile ride.
Two Rivers and a Creek
Road Riding: This 30-mile loop takes a scenic tour of four different bike paths including a route around the Troutdale Airport and a long, scenic stretch along the Columbia River. Be sure to keep an eye out for the ospreys — and you may even see one catch a fish.
North Portland to Larch Mountain
Road Riding: A classic Larch Mountain route with two fun explorations thrown in for good measure. A few miles of backroads on your way down the mountain, and a splendid side trip on paths. And, a piece of the 40-mile Loop letting you avoid the mess around I-84.
Abbot Barlow Pioneer
Gravel/Adventurer: A fantastic and remote route skirting several wilderness areas, grand views of Mt. Hood, and miles of backroads. Route varies from pavement to gravel roads to very old and rough 4x4 trails. Plenty of camping options are available to break the ride into several days or one day for a truly epic experience.