Cloverpatch starts at an intersection with Tire Mountain
. Settle in for a grinding climb. There are a few steep lung burners mixed into steady pedaling. You'll have plenty of time to contemplate the vastness of the forests around Oakridge.
As any good climb is rewarded by a great descent, Cloverpatch is no different. Cross the road after the climb tops out, drop your seat and get ready for some rowdiness!
The upper reaches of the climb are fast and relatively smooth with big sweeping turns. The middle of the descent starts getting into more steep and exposed trails with a surprising section of scree/chunder mixed in to keep you on your toes.
The lower reaches of the descent are steep with a couple of abrupt creek crossings. Expect to transition quickly between braking and pedaling in these sections.
Cloverpatch ends at a USFS Rd. Continue straight (stay right) to continue on the A-T-C-A