Alpine

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15.3 Miles 24.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,922' 586 m

Ascent

-4,519' -1,377 m

Descent

4,773' 1,455 m

High

1,121' 342 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

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A classic, must-do route in Oakridge. Lots of descending, vast forest and stunning views.

Leslie Kehmeier

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Alpine starts at the intersection of FS 1912 and FS 1825 and mostly climbs through classic Oregon forests to Kate's Cut-In where most people start Alpine.

Start from the road and turn left onto Kate's Cut-In. There will be a quick switchback to the right and then you'll have a short climb to the Alpine intersection. Turn left again. The trail climbs gradually through big trees to a large grassy meadow. Enjoy a brief flat section before diving back into trees, rolling towards the first sustained descent.

The crossing of a short narrow ridge signifies a fast descent ahead. This one goes quickly with long runs of trail intermixed with turns and switchbacks.

This section ends at a road, cross and roll into an uphill section that leads to another big descent nicknamed 'Jedi'. This dark and fast section of forest ends at Windy Pass, a major road intersection.

From here there is an easy pedaling climb through a new section. It ends at yet another road. From here you'll be on a rehabbed road, now a trail, that climbs through a series of surfaced 's' turns.

There's a brief respite and then the route continues to climb. The forest opens up to big trees and steep, lush, lichen-leaden sideslopes to an incredible view at a high meadow. This is a great place to stop for a snack break and take in the views.

From here Alpine rolls past the Tire Mountain intersection (turn right here if riding A-T-C-A) and then descends continuously through fast, flowy turns and beautiful forest down to the Buckhead Shelter. There are a few sections that rise along the way but you'll have enough speed to carry through.

From the shelter, there's another round of brief climbing followed by sustained descent to a road. After crossing you'll experience another descent, one of the the more rowdy on Alpine with tight turns and some scrabbly texture.

Afterwards, you'll get a little break from being on the brakes as you pedal through flatter terrain. The trees are beautiful through here, covered in multi-hued lichens up and down their trunks.

Stay straight through multiple road crossings then dive into a fast and narrow trail that has long, straight runs. At the last intersection, make a hard left and fly to the finish at the bottom of the road. Turn right to cruise back to parking lot at the red bridge.

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Minor Issues 44 days ago
Some Mud, Fallen Trees: Still loads of fun!
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Classic ride, rode it last September. Can't wait to get back up to Oakridge and ride some more... Apr 21, 2014


Tops everything that I have ridden in the NW. Whoever is maintaining this trail has done an excellent job. Aug 18, 2015


One of the best basic intermediate rides around. Nothing technical, just a pleasant cruise for miles. The DH full face crowd may want to go elsewhere. Mar 24, 2016


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