Silverton Hills

Development Route

Note: This is a Development Route, meaning that it is a work in progress and currently does not meet the Dirty Freehub 5 Star standard for great routes.

This route is the bigger bother to the Sublimity Hills ride — a bit more distance, a bit more gain. We expect great views and riding like the Sublimith Hills ride. Note, the pictures above are from the Sublimity Hills ride, not this route.

However, we have not ridden any of this route, but it sure has our attention! If you give it a go we would appreciate a ride report via the Share Your Ride form or at least some feedback (pictures would be great!) below using the comment block. The more we can work together as a community (and organically), the more fully curated, 5 Star routes we can publish.

Adventure / Gravel Route

Loop: 37 miles / 3400 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 40% gravel, 60% paved
eBike Friendly: unknown
– Location: ~ 15 min east of Salem, OR
– Published: March 2021

Terrain & Technical Riding Difficulty[what this means]


This is an educated guess based on the riding difficulty of the Sublimity Hills route.

When we like to ride this …

We like to ride this route whenever it’s not pouring rain since the views never get old, and the vehicle traffic is always light. It is a great mid-week or weekend ride to train or maintain for the really big rides.

The Start

Park at the Southeast corner of Church Park, where there are nice restrooms.
Lat / Long: 44.830178, -122.790973


Black = unknown / undocumented surface type
Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road
Blue = single track
Purple = paved bike path / roubaix

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Ride Details

Some of the highlights we expect along this ride are rolling, lush hills, the quiet beauty of Silver Falls state park and the historic town of Sublimity.of this ride are big views of Mt Hood, the historic Timberline Lodge, and a fun, flowy downhill single track.

This route was brought to our attention by the same person who authored the Sublimity Hills ride.

Food & Water


Ride Notes

40 mm tires are just about right, we think.

Ride Options

This route can be combined with the Sublimity Hills route to give a longer and more demanding ride.

Get Involved!

A highlight of this route is Silver Falls state park. If your looking to get involved with time, talent, or money we would recommend that you take a look at Friends of Silver Falls.


Revision History

  • March 2021 / Original Post as a Development Route.

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