We love this route for so very many reasons! The climb up Saltzman Road through Forest Park is both serene and challenging, but not TOO challenging. It’s a steady climb up, never too steep. In fact, it rarely gets beyond 4% grade. The route takes Newberry Road down, a steep and winding descent that’s either terrifying or thrilling, depending on how much you like steep descents! Ride at a speed where you always feel in control of the bike – some of the turns are shockingly steep.


This route comes from the Best Bike Rides in Portland book by ORbike editor Ayleen Crotty and published by Falcon Guides.