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blue Alpine #3450

Trail

15.3 mile 24.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,922' 586 m
Descent: -4,519' -1,377 m
High: 4,773' 1,455 m
Low: 1,121' 342 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 36% (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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Description

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 side slopes 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 rowdiest on Alpine with tight turns and some scrabbly texture.

Afterward, 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 onto the Westfir Tie 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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Jul 26, 2019
Josh Anderson
Jul 16, 2019
David Cer
Jul 8, 2019
Paula D
Jul 7, 2019
Konstantin Alemasov
Jul 6, 2019
Konstantin Alemasov
Jun 23, 2019
Rudi De Faveri
Awesome trail in excellent condition. Perfect mix of a little climbing with a bucket load of fast descending. 100% kudos to trail fairies for works 14.1mi — 1h 56m
Jun 21, 2019
Jose HG
14.2mi
Jun 21, 2019
Cycling Escapes
Rode up lower Alpine then down. Challenging climb. Awesome descent. 17.5mi — 2h 32m

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