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Surveyor's Ridge Trail

 4.6 (11)

12.4 Miles 20.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

914' 279 m

Ascent

-1,768' -539 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

4,309' 1,313 m

High

3,393' 1,034 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 46 days ago
Fallen Trees: Very dry. Dust in the open areas. Packed needles in the forest. Two trees across the trail. History

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One of the top trails in the state of Oregon, Surveyor's Ridge is a Pacific Northwest must-ride.

Anthony Harasimowicz

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Target late summer for this ride to ensure snow melt is gone and the trail has been cleared.

Description

A true ridge trail with aggressive short climbs and descents throughout, technical rocky sections, open alpine meadows, and above all - unparalleled views of Mt. Hood. From the southern access point off of FR-44, the trail heads east into the forest down to, and over, Dog River. Rugged doubletrack then takes you up and around the Dog River Aqueduct. When the doubletrack narrows to true singletrack turn left on Trail #688.

Now on to the main course, the balance of the route is rocky, technical, and littered with short climbs and descents. There are a few random dirt road crossings, but the main trail continues north running parallel along FR-17. Several viewpoints along the way have uninterrupted views of Mt. Hood to the southwest. Nearing the end of the trail, bypass Oak Ridge Trail 688a, which would bring you all the way down to Hwy 35 (and would be a brutal climb back up). From here, the trail heads just a mile further to a small parking area. From here you can retrace the singletrack route or complete a loop by returning south on FR-17.

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Jul 15, 2018
Lauren Stewart
Jul 8, 2018
Rick Olson
Jul 7, 2018
Rich Feely
12.4mi
Oct 9, 2017
Matt Deniston
North to south, then back. 14.3mi
Jul 30, 2017
Jacob Denbrook
12.4mi
May 28, 2017
Brian Grattan
This is a great trail and was in great condition Memorial Day weekend. There are fantastic views of the valley and Mt. Hood. 20mi — 4h 00m
Oct 11, 2016
Carlos Landazuri
18mi — 3h 30m
Sep 15, 2016
Carlos Landazuri
18mi — 3h 30m

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  4.6 from 11 votes

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I’ll like to start by adding a few notes and help those that feel intimidated by the comments and the difficulty level this trail got placed. I’m not an expert but the description and level on this trail is a little bit exaggerated (brutal just to mention one) that can escare a few, just like the group of riders that spent almost an hour trying to decide on this trail or an easy one. Once I talked to them, invited them to ride along. They were nervous and as we went farther into the trail, they realized this trail was nothing but maybe an intermediate. We didn’t find nothing extremely challenging nor we found any “brutal” climbs. That been said, I encourage everyone to try and push yourself. Explore, and decide on your own. If it becomes too hard, there’s always a U-turn. I used to pay attention on the ratings you see on the post, but then realized that every person has a different skill levels. And what is “brutal” for one, may be a joke for someone else...otherwise, nice trail, scenic, a few rock and lose dirt here and there, but all doable! Aug 4, 2018

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