Oakridge Oregon Trail Conditions:
Hi, I’m Eugene and this is an Oct 27 Update on the Oakridge area trail conditions.
The Oakridge mountain biking trails are dialed in and riding super well. This week we have sun and temps in the upper 60’s and low 70’s, with low’s in the 40’s. There is no better time to ride the Oakridge trails.
We’re shuttling Alpine Trail, Lawler Trail and Dead Mountain trail daily, they are all running fast and traction is optimal. Most trails are in excellent condition, no trees down, and nice fall colors. Bunchgrass Ridge and the Middle Fork of the Willamette River (upper segments of both trails) have trees down on them as of the last known report in mid October.
Here’s a link to the NOAA forecast for Oakridge . Keep in mind the forecast is for the town of Oakridge, the trailheads we shuttle to are at higher elevations, so expect colder temperatures (5-10 degrees colder) at the top, where the rides begin. We recommend taking a long sleeve jersey on clear days, and a rain jacket on any cloudy or misty days, even if it feels warm where you get picked up, it may be remarkably cooler and sometimes much wetter up top.
Alpine Trail: Open, great conditions, tacky, fast, no dust (Oct 27)
ATCA: Open and riding well.
Bunchgrass: Over 100 trees down on the upper sections near Big Bunchgrass Meadow. Little Bunchgrass to Oakridge is mostly clear and riding well.
Cloverpatch Trail: Clear of trees, riding well, but the lower couple of miles had a of debris on the tread as of Oct 8.
Cloverpatch Tie: Clear and riding very nicely.
Dead Mountain Trail: Excellent condition, perfect tack with a few slippery corners (Oct 26)
Goodman Creek: Riding well, trees have been cut off, but we think there may still be a bunch of trees down at the top (Eagles Rest portion)
Heckletooth Mountain: Open and riding great. (Oct 27)
Hardesty: Open and riding great. (Oct 27)
Lawler: Open and riding great. (Oct 27)
Larison Creek: Open and riding great, w 1 across the trail midway down. (Oct 27)
Larison Rock: Open and riding great. (Oct 27)
Middle Fork of the Willamette: Reports in that the lower 15 miles are mostly in good condition, but the upper sections (above Indigo Springs) have many trees down.
Moon Point / Youngs Rock: Riding well, one tree on the trail.(Oct 27)
Sawtooth / Mt June: no data (Oct 2)
Timpanogas area: Trails are passable, some still have trees down and some debris, but I’m not clear exactly what is clear and where the trees are. (Oct 7)
Waldo Lake Area: most trails have been cleared and are in excellent condition, Oct 27.
E-bike legal trails in the area: Alpine, Lawler, Dead Mountain, Tire Mountain, Cloverpatch, Cloverpatch Tie, Winberry and Larison Creek.
Thanks for reading the Oakridge Mountain Bike Trail Conditions Report. If you have more recent trail info please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome your input and strive to keep this up to date and accurate.
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