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O'Leary Ridge

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Rank: #3 in Willamette National Forest and Deschutes National Forest
#34 in Oregon
#855 Overall
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“Skinny singletrack deep in the woods with a stunning breakout view atop Macduff Mountain.”
Chris Bernhardt on Aug 16, 2013
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8.5 Miles 857’ Ascent 5,096’ High 9.9% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -3,582’ Descent 2,242’ Low 38.0% Max Grade
Restrictions
Typically open late spring through fall. Check to see if the trail has been cleared of trees before departing. Lastly, only a fool would ride this west-to-east.
Description
A critical part of the Olallie Ridge Epic, the O'Leary Ridge Trail takes you deep, deep into the temperate coniferous forest of the Cascade Mountains. A stunning variety of wildflowers hug the narrow singletrack, with beargrass and shrubs hiding a never-ending parade of rocks and roots.

This trail is no stroll in the park; getting out there (and back) takes skill, fitness, a full pack, and the ability to keep one's cool when you realize a bad fall could mean a night in the woods. Your reward is sublime singletrack, mountain views, and the tingle in the base of your skull that comes with being in the thick of a backcountry ride.

The trail is best accessed via Trail #3549 (Olallie Trail) and ridden east-to-west, as the descent on the west end drops out from beneath you like you've just ridden off a cliff.
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PHOTOS of O'Leary Ridge
 4.0 from 3 votes
Looking down on Cougar Reservoir (Oakridge, OR)
 3.3 from 4 votes
Bear grass in bloom. (Oakridge, OR)
 3.3 from 4 votes
Rock walls built nearly 100 years ago by the Civilian Conservation Corps. (Oakridge, OR)
 3.0 from 4 votes
View from Macduff Mountain. (Oakridge, OR)
 2.8 from 4 votes
Singletrack, all day long. (Oakridge, OR)
 1.8 from 4 votes
The Pacific Ocean is that-a-way. (Oakridge, OR)
 1.5 from 4 votes
A sign that you're on the right track. (Oakridge, OR)
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