King-Castle Trail (Upper Castle Rock)
ElevationAscent: 1,617' 493 m
Descent: -20' -6 m
High: 2,848' 868 m
Low: 1,238' 377 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“Beautiful underutilized McKenzie River corridor trail.”— Nicholas Baker
This is a semi-rocky, very well-draining trail through old growth forest with numerous switchbacks. King-Castle will connect with USFS Trail #3506 - Castle Rock. It's worth running that trail up to the summit as there are spectacular views.
Directions: From HWY 126 turn on to McKenzie Scenic Road, you'll enter the town of Rainbow, OR. And there will be a covered bridge you can drive across to your west. Take that, take a left after crossing and follow the signs to the trailhead. Park at the King-Castle trailhead.