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Dead Mountain to Salmon Creek

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15.6 Miles 25.1 Kilometers



751' 229 m


-3,145' -959 m



Avg Grade (3°)


Max Grade (23°)

3,672' 1,119 m


1,222' 372 m


Shared By Leslie Kehmeier



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This track combines three short trails into one good ride.

Leslie Kehmeier

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Dead Mountain to Salmon Creek has a bit of everything Oakridge has to offer and doesn't take all day. Expect fast/buff descents, mellow river trail, thigh busting climbing, rugged creek trail...all in one ride!

Need to Know

This ride can be shuttled to top of Dead Mountain #3566 or ride to the top from the fish hatchery for another hour's worth of climbing.


From the top of the Dead Mountain #3566 trail, drop into the newest section of trail which begins with endless rollers, small tables and bermed turns. Cross the road and hit a few more features before settling into the the fast, smooth and narrow middle section. You'll be whizzing through dense forest here.

At a junction stay right to continue the descent. Go straight across another road crossing to finish on fun and twisty trail that spills out close to the USFS Ranger Station near Salmon Creek.

Go right out to the road and then left at the ranger station parking area. Salmon Creek can be found behind the complex of buildings. Stay left to continue the ride up towards the falls.

Salmon Creek has two distinct experiences depending on what side of the river you ride. As you head up the north side, you'll be on easy going, friendly trails with no steep ups/downs or super-technical challenges.

After an out and back to the falls, you'll cross over the river.

The south side will then test your legs and bike handling with some rough and tumble climbs and moderate exposure. The ride ends by crossing back over to the north side of the river and then pedaling back into town.


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Sep 29, 2017
Julie Morcaldi
Jul 9, 2017
Matt B
25mi — 3h 30m
Jun 4, 2017
Evan McNiel
Oct 31, 2016
Rémy Pieron
Aug 11, 2016
david reines
Jun 27, 2016
Steve Hansen
Oct 29, 2015
Stephen Langley
Out and back on first 5 km of Flat Creek with Xena after Alpine trail
Oct 10, 2015
Brian Page
Trails were in awesome condition hardly anyone out. Climb was good from Oakridge. 21.9mi

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Nice road pedal up from the fish hatchery area, took just over an hour at a conversational pace. Downhill is fast and packed in with a handful of jumps, some of which land you in a crash on a downslope if you're carrying speed. Nice mix of technical and fast/flowy. Oct 13, 2015
Matt B
Bend OR
Matt B   Bend OR
Pedal up the road is fine, a bit steep at the top. Flat Creek is a 5-star trail. The Salmon River section isn't as good, maybe 3-star. Aug 18, 2017

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