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Follow the Leader

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 3.4 (12)

Get your thrills here: an advanced experience that will test all of your skills.


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.5

KM

Singletrack

2,356' 718 m

High

1,973' 601 m

Low

104' 32 m

Up

422' 129 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Parking fee: A day pass is $5 for a passenger vehicle, $10 for a van, and $20 for a bus and annual pass is $30. The annual pass is a district-wide pass for the whole Oregon North Cascades District. All transactions can be done through Recreation.gov or the Rec.gov app.

Description

As one of the newest trails at Sandy Ridge, Follow the Leader is the kind of advanced experience that will test all of your skills.

The route starts opposite of Rock Drop and Hide and Seek with an easy roll through the trees to the first big feature, a big boulder drop.

Afterwards the route traverses a couple of brief scree fields before diving back into the trees. You'll encounter a quick creek crossing before getting to the real meat of the route.

The most technically thrilling section starts with a quick drop and extremely tight turns through large pine trees. If you've mastered nose wheelies you'll have a lot of fun through here.

Next, roll into a quick g-out next and then rise up and over a pile of boulders. You'll also be skirting under a rock overhang. While most of Follow the Leader is high on exposed slopes, this section in particular is especially spicy.

From here the trail descends over rocks and roots around a sweeping turn and into another tight switchback.

The next section brings a little more flow with rollers and berms.

The last bit of the route traverses another scree field and then swoops into the intersection with Flow Motion.

Contacts

Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 12 votes

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  3.4 from 12 votes
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#422

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Photos

First big hit on Follow the Leader
Jul 30, 2013 near Mount H…, OR
One of the highlights of Follow the Leader - overhang section high on the trail.
Jul 30, 2013 near Mount H…, OR
Gettin' air on the berms and rollers section of Follow the Leader
Jul 30, 2013 near Mount H…, OR
Quick scenic scree field on the lower section of Follow the Leader
Jul 30, 2013 near Mount H…, OR
Top of Hide and Seek
Mar 18, 2020 near Mount H…, OR
Off the top of Hide and Seek.
Jun 9, 2017 near Mount H…, OR

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Current Trail Conditions

Minor Issues 12 days ago
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Check-Ins

Jan 20, 2023
Shawn Graybeal
a bit wet, ground still frosty
Jun 4, 2017
Adam McFadden
1.6mi
Sep 18, 2016
Alain Neron