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O'Leary Ridge

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Skinny singletrack deep in the woods with a stunning breakout view atop Macduff Mountain.


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8.5

Miles

13.7

KM

Singletrack

5,096' 1,553 m

High

2,242' 683 m

Low

857' 261 m

Up

3,582' 1,092 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

42%

Max Grade (23°)

Dogs Unknown

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Typically open late spring through fall. Check to see if the trail has been cleared of trees before departing. Lastly, only a fool would ride this west-to-east.

Description

A critical part of the Olallie Ridge Epic, the O'Leary Ridge Trail takes you deep, deep into the temperate coniferous forest of the Cascade Mountains. A stunning variety of wildflowers hug the narrow singletrack, with beargrass and shrubs hiding a never-ending parade of rocks and roots.

This trail is no stroll in the park; getting out there (and back) takes skill, fitness, a full pack, and the ability to keep one's cool when you realize a bad fall could mean a night in the woods. Your reward is sublime singletrack, mountain views, and the tingle in the base of your skull that comes with being in the thick of a backcountry ride.

The trail is best accessed via Trail #3549 (Olallie Trail) and ridden east-to-west, as the descent on the west end drops out from beneath you like you've just ridden off a cliff.

If you are interested in riding this trail as a shuttle, Horse Creek Lodge & Outfitters provides shuttles, and they rent and repair bikes as well. More information can be found on their website or by calling 541-822-3243.

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Shared By:

Chris Bernhardt

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  4.8 from 4 votes

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#116

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Late fall conditions can get a bit winery on O'Leary Ridge trail.
Oct 17, 2016 near McKenzi…, OR
A tight switchback on the upper end of O'Leary Ridge trail.
Oct 17, 2016 near McKenzi…, OR
Looking down on Cougar Reservoir
Sep 11, 2013 near McKenzi…, OR
Rock walls built nearly 100 years ago by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Jul 29, 2013 near McKenzi…, OR
Bear grass in bloom.
Jul 29, 2013 near McKenzi…, OR
View from Macduff Mountain.
Jul 29, 2013 near McKenzi…, OR

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Aug 5, 2018
Rick Silva
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Leslie Kehmeier