Surveyor's Ridge Trail

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12.4 Miles 20.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

914' 279 m

Ascent

-1,768' -539 m

Descent

4,309' 1,313 m

High

3,393' 1,034 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (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

Description

Target late summer for this ride to ensure snow melt is gone and the trail has been cleared.
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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Oct 11, 2016
Carlos Landazuri
18mi — 3h 30m
Sep 15, 2016
Carlos Landazuri
18mi — 3h 30m
Sep 14, 2016
Brock Warner
Sep 7, 2016
Mo Elliott
Aug 27, 2016
John Sti
Partial run in and out. Not much vertical. Parked at top of 10mi
Aug 19, 2016
Daniel Hernandez
Jun 16, 2016
Markus Beeby
Sep 27, 2015
Michael Griffin
Fantastic views - would be great for a sunset ride provided you bring lights for the final descent!

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All Clear 80 days ago
Dry, Fallen Trees: Very dry but not bad. One or two fallen trees, nothing major. Some leaves starting to turn.
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