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Dead Mountain to Salmon Creek

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (13) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This track combines three short trails into one good ride.


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15.6

Miles

25.1

KM

90%

Singletrack

3,672' 1,119 m

High

1,222' 372 m

Low

751' 229 m

Up

3,145' 959 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

42%

Max Grade (23°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

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.

Description

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 13 votes

#2147

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Photos

rustic railroad, river, rider
Sep 29, 2017 near Oakridge, OR
Big bermed turns on the newer section of Flat Creek
Jul 18, 2014 near Oakridge, OR
UPPER DEAD MOUNTAIN  |  IN THE WET, WITH HORSES AND MAYHEM!
Jan 3, 2020 near Oakridge, OR
Wheelie along Salmon Creek
Sep 29, 2017 near Oakridge, OR
Beginning of Flat Creek.
Jul 3, 2013 near Oakridge, OR
Nice and fast. No dust.
Jul 23, 2020 near Oakridge, OR

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Aug 12, 2019
Laure Dwyer
Shuttle- love the ride and we did it on old school hardtails...
Jul 15, 2019
David Cer
Jun 13, 2019
David Cho
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