Southfork is known for being a fast and technical descent and has become a favorite downhill route for many locals (dropping over 1100′ in 3 miles). It is a popular 2-way trail so watch out for climbers and hikers and be ready to yield (we don’t recommend climbing it, instead ride this loop or catch a shuttle to Swampy Lakes Sno Park). The creek along the route is very pretty – but the mosquitoes will make you pay for stopping.
Half way down the trail you will cross a large log bridge, which is rideable, but take caution and don’t push the envelope. More than a few have fallen into the creek at this spot. If you decide to ride it, look ahead and don’t stop pedaling until you’re on the other side. Novice riders should walk it.
The lower half of the trail is a little less steep than the top half, but the trail is just as rowdy with lots of rocks and roots.
This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.