The full Catamount Trail and Newt Loop at Silver Falls State Park are now open, as of June 2nd, 2018!  We think you will enjoy the lovely big trees and rolling cross-country style, spiced up with some new flow sections.  Come on out for a ride or hike and take a look at what all our hard work has produced.   Watch this video to get inspired!

Thanks to another generous grant from our friends at REI, SATA has constructed a beginner-friendly loop connecting the 214 trailhead to the west end of Catamount Trail, complete with skill stations to keep you learning and growing.  The Catamount trail now measures over 6 miles in length including a connection via Lost Creek Trail to your favorite rowdy trails at Shellburg Falls.

We are delighted to have secured the services of the professional trail building company Dirt Mechanics of Bend, OR, to design and build the newest sections of trail.  You may know their work from COTA trails, Prineville Bike Park, Spence Mountain in Klamath Falls and Mt. Bachelor trails.

What’s New with Silver Falls Trails?

Designed by the experts at Dirt Mechanics, a new connector trail is taking shape through volunteer work parties.  This trail is about one mile long, and snakes through 13 major switchbacks to connect the lowest point of the Newt Loop skill stations to Smith Creek Trail and the parking lot at the Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center.  The intended users are bikers and hikers. This will improve access to the Catamount Trail and Newt Loop from the Conference Center, campground and South Falls Day Use Area and provide a more bike-specific alternative to the 214 Trail.  Check our calendar for work party dates, starting in the fall of 2018.”

MTB Project has an excellent interactive map of the Catamount trail loop.

Love these trails?  Here is how you can help!

  • Come to work parties and give your time!

  • Donate directly to SATA! A donation for trails makes a very cool holiday gift as well. Let us know if you want your money to go directly to the Catamount Trail project, or if SATA should use it where we need it most.

  • Join SATA! Every dollar stays right here, and you can get cool SATA swag, too.

  • Come ride or hike the Catamount Trail and Newt Loop! No, it doesn’t bring in money, but SATA and Silver Falls State Park wants you to enjoy this wonderful resource.

Watch our calendar and Facebook page for work parties, events and news update