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Tire Mountain #3485

Intermediate
 4.8 (4)

Amazing trail with narrow exposed singletrack and a descent through a giant pine forest.


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Map Key

5.7

Miles

9.2

KM

Singletrack

4,100' 1,250 m

High

2,759' 841 m

Low

431' 131 m

Up

1,660' 506 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

42%

Max Grade (23°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

Tire Mountain is a must-do route. It's got amazing scenery, an epic descent through a huge pine forest and narrow singletrack throughout. The trail is best ridden from Alpine to Cloverpatch.

The upper end of Tire Mountain starts from Alpine, just after the big open meadow view. The trail climbs quickly and steeply from the intersection and then descends into a thick forest of oaks and green, lichen covered boulders. The route climbs gradually overall with short ups and downs.

After the beginning sections of the trail, the views open up to steep grassy hillsides with rock cliffs and fins. You'll traverse this for a bit and feel like you're in the Highlands of Scotland.

As you dive back into the lush forest, the big descent begins. It's quite possibly the biggest pine forest you've ever seen. It's fun fast, and sustained with several turns and switchbacks.

The bottom reaches of the trail roll little less steeply. Look for an intersection with Cloverpatch on the left as the route makes a big left turn around the nose of a slope. Continue straight (right) if going to USFS Rd 124.

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Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier

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  4.8 from 4 votes

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  4.8 from 4 votes
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#120

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#5,162

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Tire Mountain has some of the biggest forest you've ever seen.
Oct 20, 2013 near Oakridge, OR
Across the open grassy hillsides on Tire Mountain
Oct 21, 2013 near Oakridge, OR
Worth catching your breath
May 31, 2016 near Oakridge, OR
Detour to your right to Tire Mountain. Look for it because you may miss it. This is a decision point.
Jun 27, 2016 near Oakridge, OR
fall in oregon
Oct 11, 2013 near Oakridge, OR

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Oct 5, 2020
Charlene Mercer
Sep 6, 2015
tharlow harlow
fun flow and amazing views on the descent — 0h 50m
Aug 14, 2013
Mike Sylvester
John & Dave