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Oct 25th 2019, 08:30 AM   #1
 
  Mar 2016
  Columbia River Gorge

  Ninja 1000
224 Estacada to Detroit

I have never ridden that road before and was hoping for some info about 224.

Heading from the Gorge to Sublimity this weekend to check out a bike. Do not want to deal with the cold going over the mountain so will shoot down 14 or 84 to the Portland metro area before heading south.

Is it fun a fun road to ride? Is there any substantial elevation gain as it nears Detroit? Leaves on road?

Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks.
Oct 25th 2019, 08:40 AM   #2
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

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Its a great road to ride my favorite in fact. Its getting bumpier every year, the leaves are dropping so its pretty slippery and will be blocked by snow any time in the next couple months so id check to make sure its still open before you go. There is a hard decreasing radius right just after ripplebrook ranger station that catches alot of people out and about half way to detroit there is a long strait down hill section thats tempting to open it up on but there is a hairpin turn at the bottom. Be sure to fill up in estacada cause theres no gas till detroit lake

Edited by unicykle on Oct 25th 2019 at 08:53 AM
Oct 25th 2019, 08:49 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Woodland, WA

You nailed it.
Oct 28th 2019, 10:39 AM   #4
 
  Jan 2016
  SE PDX

And there are lots of fire roads that join 224, so sometimes there is a pile of gravel that has worked its way from the fire road to the main road. The gravel likes to hide in the shade.
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