Panther Creek

5 Star Route

The Panther is just one cool cat … and so is this ride which includes meandering along and past Panther Creek, Panther Creek Falls and a whole lot of lush forest … a moderate climb up a small forest service road, then some gravel and then a down on a smaller forest service road that twists and turns and finally to the start / finish at the crossing of The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) … all in the middle of Wind River Experimental Forest which is rich in the history of forest research.

The Details
Just outside the town of Stabler, WA the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)crosses the Wind River Highway. This is where you park … and wave to the hikers. Now before you get any crazy ideas of riding up that sweet little trail, we kindly ask you leave your bike at your car to explore the trail. The PCT has a no bikes policy. **Click to Read More

Adventure / Gravel Route

– Loop: 21 miles / 2600 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 22.5% gravel, 78.5% tarmac
– Location: ~ 40 min from Hood River, Oregon / ~ 1 hour, 10 minutes from Portland, Oregon
– Rideable: Spring to Fall. Maybe winter.
– Course by: Captain “O”
– Published: July 2019


Easier+. Not much gravel, but a bit of climbing on pavement.

The Start

Dirt pull-out on west side of Wind River highway where the Pacific Crest trail crosses.
Lat / Long: 45.820697, -121.912892

Food / Water



Cue Sheet / GPX File TCX File


Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road

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