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Surveyor's Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

12.4 mile 20.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 914' 279 m
Descent: -1,768' -539 m
High: 4,309' 1,313 m
Low: 3,393' 1,034 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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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

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

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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Check-Ins

Oct 6, 2019
Philip Mann
Jul 29, 2019
Paul Stahlschmidt
Jul 13, 2019
Tiffanie Martin
Jun 29, 2019
Andrea Helmig
gorgeous ride! 12.4mi — 2h 00m
Nov 11, 2018
James Thomas
3 new trees down across the trail. Fresh needles made for silent riding. Frost and frozen ground in other areas.
Sep 19, 2018
Justin Theilman
Jul 15, 2018
Lauren Stewart
Jul 8, 2018
Rick Olson

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 16 votes

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Photos

Best partner you could ask for..
Dec 27, 2013 near Odell, OR
A pause along the Surveyors Ridge Trail to soak in the view of Mt. Hood.
Jul 19, 2013 near Odell, OR
Sweet view!
Aug 6, 2015 near Odell, OR
Flirting with gravity on the edge of Surveyor's Ridge.
Jun 8, 2017 near Odell, OR
Surveyor's Ridge delivers big on views of Mt. Hood.
May 8, 2017 near Odell, OR
Start of the Surveyor's Ridge Trail from the southern trailhead.
Sep 15, 2016 near Odell, OR

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