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Latest Report, June 14

Mother Nature has been delivering some much needed showers to Oakridge and the Cascades.  After some recent heavy rains, the trails have been saturated and will likely remain very wet through Tuesday. The forecast is looking sunny and warm for the later part of the week, creating prime conditions for a brown pow weekend!

Dead Mountain and Heckletooth might be the best choices for the current conditions.

There is very little snow at the top of Alpine and the trail is drying out and riding well.  Shuttles are now dropping off at Kate’s Cut In so you can enjoy the full Alpine experience.

Get out on ATCA for an adventure! Riding great. Cloverpatch is riding well, watch out for poison oak in the meadow.

Larison Rock can be a little tricky when wet, but drains quickly. Ride with a little extra caution.

The Lawler and Hardesty trails are quite muddy and may need a couple days to dry out.

Moon Point/Young’s Rock Trail is open and clear.  Little patches of snow near the top of the road.

Jump on daily shuttles to Alpine, Dead Mountain, Hardesty , Lawler, Larison Rock.

Suggested Rides and Combinations

  • If you want to maximize your day (s) in Oakridge consider riding two or three trails in one day. With our shuttle service a fast intermediate or advanced rider can ride Alpine in the morning (8:30 or 9 am), and Larison Rock at noon.
  • A more moderately paced day, yet still big day is Alpine in the am followed by Hardesty (1:30 PM) or Lawler (1:45 pm).
  • If you are looking for a big day on the bike you can fit in a morning Alpine, then Larison Rock (noon), then Hardesty (1:30) or Lawler (1:45). (you need to keep up a quick pace to accomplish this).
  • Want to descend without much climbing? Dead Mountain is our signature flow trail, swoopy and smooth, everyone loves it. Larison Rock is another descent with very little pedaling required. These trails can be paired up any weekday day if you ride quickly, weekends offer more departure times and the rides can be connected at a casual pace.

Oakridge Trails & Conditions Reports

Alpine Trail

  • Upper and Lower Alpine Trail is an iconic ride through alpine meadows, douglas fir forests and exposed benchcuts.
  • 13 miles from Kate’s Cut-in to the Bridge. -4,000′ descending, +1,200′ climbing.
  • Difficulty: Blue
  • Estimated ride time: 2 – 4 hours
  • RWGPS Map
  • Conditions 5/11/21: Clear below Windy Pass.
  • E-bikes are legal

Dead Mountain Trail

  • RWGPS Map
  • 6 miles
  • Difficulty: Green / Blue
  • Estimated ride time: 1 hr with shuttle, 2-4 hours without a shuttle.
  • Conditions 5/11/21: Perfect conditions out on Dead Mountain

Additional Trails

  • ATCA: Clear. ATCA is a great option for now until the snow melts up top.  (May 28)
  • Bunchgrass: Under snow, expecting opening May or June.
  • Cloverpatch Trail: One tree down. Watch for poison oak in the meadow. (May 28)
  • Cloverpatch Tie: The new Cloverpatch Tie from the top of the 23 switchbacks across to Alpine and it was great! It’s going to be a really cool trail. (May 3)
  • Goodman Creek: Riding well, trees have been cut off, but there may still be trees down at the top on the Eagles Rest portion. (May 9)
  • Larison Creek: Open and riding great, with one tree across the trail midway down. (May 28)
  • North Shore: Clear, nice dirt (May 2)
  • Salmon Creek North: Clear, riding great! (May 28)
  • Salmon Creek South: Good to go (May 1)
  • Sawtooth / Mt June: Likely snow free, no report on trees (April 29)
  • Timpanogas area: Under snow, expected opening late May or early June
  • Waldo Lake Area: Under snow, expected opening late May or early June.

E-bike legal trails in the area:

  • Alpine Trail / ATCA
  • Tire Mountain Trail
  • Cloverpatch / Cloverpatch Tie
  • Lawler Trail
  • Dead Mountain Trail
  • Winberry Trail
  • Larison Creek Trail

Road & Gravel Riding:

  • We love riding from Oakridge south of town, making a loop around Hills Creek Reservoir. In addition to the loop there are many gravel roads out that way and countless ways to connect to make adventure rides.
  • Try venturing up the North Fork (RD 19) and riding the 1928 road through Huckleberry Flats back to Oakridge. This 35 mile loop is beautiful and cruisy, with only one steep climb as you leave the river and climb up to High Prairie.
  • For paved road riding consider starting in Westfir and riding out and back on the North Fork of the Willamette (RD 19, OR starting in Oakridge and riding out and back on Hills Creek (RD 23) or the Middle Fork of the Willamette (RD 21) All are low traffic and are beautiful routes along waterways. Watch for cracks in the road.

Thanks for reading our conditions report, please email us at oakridge@cogwild.com if you have specific questions or up to date trail conditions to share.