“A high speed, flowy and steep trail.”
— Brock B-Rock on Jun 25, 2013
Overview1:21 average time for 8.4 miles. Details
DescriptionIf you're shuttling, bring a 4x4 to get through the washout after the saddle. It's safe to drive through in a capable rig with a moderately experienced driver. Your Subaru probably won't make it. If you're riding, it's about 1.5 miles of gravel climbing from the washout to the trailhead - a mostly mellow, middle ring climb.
Hardesty isn't high in technical demands, but it's steep in many sections (with switchbacks) and has a LOT of exposure and twisty/flowy speed.
The lower section straightens out a bit with less exposure, so the speed goes way up, but beware of the ferns hiding rocks and big roots.
ContactsLand Manager: USFS - Willamette National Forest Office
Jul 27 Blue Pool and portion of McKenzie River Trail Temporarily Closed as Firefighters Respond to WildfireDisciples of Dirt
Mar 28 Out of The Swamp
Sep 15 Keeping Track of Trailwork
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