"You've never been to Post Canyon?" is the reaction I am used to getting when people hear I've never made it to the iconic trail system in Hood River, Oregon. I've been fortunate to explore a lot of trails in Oregon and Southern Washington over the past couple years but for some reason, Post was never one of them.
So today I packed up my wife's car and drove out to Hood River with the goal of exploring some new single track!
I parked on Post Canyon Road and pedalled up the dirt road to the Seven Streams Trailhead. I was told there was some single track you could take on the way up but I decided to stick to the road.
Once on Seven Streams, I made my way up to Family Man which is a staging area and skill facility. The dirt was perfect and every couple seconds I'd be turning my head to look at another trail off in the distance.
From Family Man I made my way to 8 Track and the Boot which were super flowy XC style trails. After making the loop back to 8 Track I was wondering where all the technical stuff was. After some digging around on my Trailfork App I made my way to Grand Prix which is a Black Diamond trail. The trail grading at Post Canyon is pretty soft which is probably a good thing. Definitely looking forward to riding some Double Black Diamonds when I come back.
From Grand Prix I connected to Toilet Bowl which was a super fun trail with some nice senders. Toilet Bowl led me to the iconic Kleeway trail which hugs a clear cut and is basically a dirt roller coaster. I feel pretty bummed that I took the B line on most of the big hits but I just couldn't hold the speed to get them. I'll definitely be back to clean Kleeway from top to bottom.
Oh and that connector trail I saw off the dirt road on my pedal up was super fun on the way back to the car.