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Oakridge is often referred to as mountain bike capital of the Pacific Northwest. Located in the heart of the Cascade Mountains, this western Oregon destination is surrounded by hundreds of miles of beautiful singletrack paradise for anyone seeking adventure on two wheels.

Riders of all abilities will be satisfied with more than enough riding for several days. If you're new to town, try Flat Creek to Salmon Creek to get a feel for what Oakridge is all about.

From there, start checking the classic rides of your list. Larison Rock Loop, Lawler Shuttle, Alpine or Moon Point Loop are much loved and must-do rides for anyone who visits the area.

Visiting Tips

Spring (May/June) and fall (late Sep/Oct/Nov) are the best seasons for Oakridge. Fall has the least amount of precipitation and some beautiful colors.

Although summer can be hot and dry in the valley, you can easily escape to the higher elevations, like those at Waldo Lake, where the temperatures are cooler and the bugs aren't as bad.

Camping & Lodging

Oakridge has a variety of friendly lodging options from camping to hotels to bed and breakfasts.

Camping and Cabins:
Arbor Inn Motel and RV Park
Williamette National Forest - Middle Fork Corridor

Hotels/Motels/Guesthouse:
Arbor Inn Motel and RV Park
Cascade Motel
Oakridge Lodge and Guesthouse
West Fir Lodge and Restaurant

Food & Drink

For great food and the best cask ales ever, try Brewer's Union Local 180

Recommended Routes in Greater Oakridge - 8

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Favorite High meadow views on Alpine
Difficult

A-T-C-A

24.1 mi 38.8 km 3,681' Up 1121.93 m Up 7,001' Down 2133.88 m Down

Oakridge, OR
Favorite The beginning of a long series of switchbacks on the Lawler trail.
Difficult

Lawler Shuttle

9.0 mi 14.4 km 672' Up 204.72 m Up 3,480' Down 1060.59 m Down

Oakridge, OR
Favorite Through the trees on the very upper part of Larison Rock
Difficult

Larison Rock Loop

12.3 mi 19.8 km 2,538' Up 773.54 m Up 2,538' Down 773.64 m Down

Oakridge, OR
Favorite Lower section of Crawfish, one of few with an outlooking view.
Difficult

Crawfish+Knott

15.7 mi 25.3 km 3,611' Up 1100.64 m Up 3,611' Down 1100.51 m Down

Culp Creek, OR
Favorite Top of the trail overlooking an epic valley.
Intermediate

Eagles Rest Trail and Goodman Creek Trail

14.6 mi 23.5 km 2,677' Up 816.03 m Up 2,676' Down 815.79 m Down

Lowell, OR
Favorite rustic railroad, river, rider
Intermediate/Difficult

Dead Mountain to Salmon Creek

15.6 mi 25.1 km 751' Up 228.92 m Up 3,145' Down 958.59 m Down

Oakridge, OR
Favorite Log ride
Intermediate

South Willamette and Hardesty; No shuttle

18.2 mi 29.3 km 4,651' Up 1417.53 m Up 4,652' Down 1417.89 m Down

Lowell, OR
Favorite Riding along Larison Cove, BEAUTIFUL!
Difficult

Larison Creek Loop

17.3 mi 27.8 km 2,076' Up 632.7 m Up 2,097' Down 639.3 m Down

Oakridge, OR

Greater Oakridge Biking

  • 415 Miles 667 Kilometers of Trail
  • 9 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 26 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 9 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Greater Oakridge - 28

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15.3 mi 24.6 km #1Alpine #3450
Intermediate/Difficult
Oakridge, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
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5.6 mi 9.0 km #2Dead Mountain #3566
Intermediate
Oakridge, OR
Intermediate
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3.8 mi 6.1 km #3Larison Rock
Difficult
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Difficult
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7.8 mi 12.6 km #4Lawler Trail #3473
Difficult
Oakridge, OR
Difficult
Oakridge, OR
3.8 mi 6.1 km #5Eula Ridge Trail #3463
Difficult
Lowell, OR
Difficult
Lowell, OR
13.6 mi 21.9 km #6Grasshopper Mountain Trail #3569
Difficult
McKenzie Bridge, OR
Difficult
McKenzie Bridge, OR
5.7 mi 9.2 km #7Tire Mountain #3485
Intermediate
Oakridge, OR
Intermediate
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4.4 mi 7.0 km #8Crawfish
Difficult
Culp Creek, OR
Difficult
Culp Creek, OR
5.5 mi 8.8 km #9Hardesty Trail #3469
Intermediate/Difficult
Oakridge, OR
Intermediate/Difficult
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2.6 mi 4.2 km #10Eagles Rest Trail #3461
Intermediate
Lowell, OR
Intermediate
Lowell, OR

Photos of Greater Oakridge - 86

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Eula trail gets a little rowdy through the middle with lots of loose sections on steep terrain.
Oct 17, 2016 near Oakridge, OR
Pedaling through sun rays on the Patterson Mountain Viewpoint Connector
Jul 22, 2014 near Oakridge, OR
Deception Butte trail is steep and super shreddy.
Jul 21, 2014 near Oakridge, OR
Through the trees on the very upper part of Larison Rock
Jul 20, 2014 near Oakridge, OR
rustic railroad, river, rider
Sep 29, 2017 near Oakridge, OR
Riding narrow singletrack through lichen covered slopes on Deception Butte trail.
Jul 21, 2014 near Oakridge, OR
High meadow views on Alpine
Oct 20, 2013 near Oakridge, OR
Lots of flow on the Jedi section of Alpine
Oct 20, 2013 near Oakridge, OR