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Flagline

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (21) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great loop featuring the Flagline trail with a sweet descent and plenty of challenging features


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Map Key

12.1

Miles

19.5

KM

90%

Singletrack

6,960' 2,122 m

High

6,108' 1,862 m

Low

1,340' 408 m

Up

1,336' 407 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

Generally closed until ~ Aug 15 every year for elk calving grounds.

Overview

A gem of a ride with a grind of a climb through forested slopes to reach a ripping descent down Middle Flagline and Flagline Tie.

Need to Know

The Swampy Lakes trails can easily extend this loop. As well, your ride could end at Swampy Lakes Sno-ParkTrailhead if you set up a a shuttle.

Description

Accessing Flagline from Dutchman Flat Trailhead (as described here) makes for a much shorter ride (v. access from Tumalo or Skyliner trailheads). The ride begins with incredible views of Broken Top and the Cascade mountains. It then heads east into a forested uphill section to follow Middle Flagline. After the uphill grind (and it is), you are rewarded with all the sweet and challenging features ever imagined. Keep your focus, and your hands on your bike at all times. Now just go!

The first intersection you reach will be the Flagline Tie, which will eventually lead you back to Dutchman. The fun continues on the Flagline Tie, though much easier than Flagline proper. Soon you encounter another intersection, that leads you back to Dutchman, where it all began. You didn't think you could have all that fun downhill without a little uphill return? (I suppose you could have a car parked at Swampy trailhead, then shuttle.)

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Katy Ryan

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  4.7 from 21 votes

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Photos

Singletrack through trees and deadfall
Oct 7, 2019 near Deschut…, OR
Broken Top....one of the many volcanic peaks in the area.
Nov 6, 2012 near Deschut…, OR
Rock garden (optional)
Nov 5, 2012 near Deschut…, OR
Beautiful single track
Nov 6, 2012 near Deschut…, OR
Flagline Trail at Tumalo Mountain
Apr 12, 2020 near Deschut…, OR
Mt Bachelor showing itself
Nov 5, 2012 near Deschut…, OR

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Sep 5, 2020
Sam Hultgren
Oct 12, 2019
Kirsten B
Sep 9, 2019
Tiffany Logan
Fun downhill but damn shitty fire road climb out! Finished at 45 degrees Brrr! 12.3mi — 2h 12m
Aug 9, 2019
Chris Tieman
Sep 28, 2018
Valerie Brodbeck
12mi
Sep 27, 2018
Jennifer Prince
Sep 7, 2018
Angel Alvarez
Aug 30, 2018
The Tarnelope
dustaaaaayyyyy