Hardesty Mt. Trail

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  4.0 from 6 votes
blueBlack  Intermediate/Difficult from 4 votes
Rank: #10 in the Greater Oakridge area
#100 in OR, #2,972 Overall
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Trail in the area near Oakridge,
“A high speed, flowy and steep trail.”
Brock B-Rock on Jun 25, 2013
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5.58.8 milesKilometers 390’119 m Ascent 4,207’1,282 m High 12% Avg Grade (7°)
Singletrack Type -3,126’-953 m Descent 1,084’330 m Low 52% Max Grade (27°)
1:21 average time for 8.4 miles. Details

If 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.
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5.0 (1)
A super sweet trail with a good ascent, amazing view from the top, and rippin...
near Lowell, OR
4.8 (4)
Rugged trail with tight corners, lots of roots, rocks and technical riding. D...
near Culp Creek, OR
4.7 (26)
An epic-style ride in an epic destination.
near Oakridge, OR

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PHOTOS of Hardesty Mt. Trail
  1.3 from 3 votes
The top...the shred begins. (Lowell, OR)