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Moon Point Loop

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 4.5 (13) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

One of the top rides in Oakridge, the views from Moon Point and singletrack descent are top notch.


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Map Key

19.0

Miles

30.6

KM

35%

Singletrack

5,132' 1,564 m

High

1,858' 566 m

Low

3,346' 1,020 m

Up

3,351' 1,021 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

The 10-mile climb up to Moon Point is long and tough but, the views from high above and the sweet downhill singletrack route make this one of the top rides in the area. The ride can also be done as a point-to-point with a vehicle shuttle.

Need to Know

Alternate start points and mileage options are available by working in a section of the Middle Fork Trail on the south side of FR 21.

Description

From FR 21 heading south, turn right at the Secret Campground and park in the small parking area at the front of the campground. Ride back out to FR 21 and return north just shy of a mile to FR 2129. Turn right on the gravel road begin the long and steady climb starting south, then turning east. The route twists and turns below Moon Point and Youngs Rock as you climb.

After approximately nine miles, turn right on FR 439 and continue on the main road. Just past the 10-mile mark, turn right at the overgrown entrance to Moon Point aka Moon Point Trail #3688. After a mile or so of mild climbing, turn right at the intersection with the Young's Rock Trail #3685 to work out to Moon Point for dizzying views of the expansive Willamette National Forest to the west. The last little bit is fairly rugged, so plan on a bit of hiking.

Head back to the intersection and then turn right on Young's Rock Trail #3685 for an all-encompassing descent that has switchbacks, open meadows, exposed singletrack, ridge views, and fast, smooth sections of trail that will have you grinning ear to ear. Be sure to take in the amazing views of the sheer face of Youngs Rock as you cruise by from far below and navigate a short scree section. Continuing down the balance of the trail crossing a few dirt roads and then through a small clearing where the trail is quite steep at times. A winding segment takes you back into the forest along the last mile before ending back at FR 21. Just follow the road west, back to the start of the ride.

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Shared By:

Anthony Harasimowicz

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  4.5 from 13 votes

#945

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  4.5 from 13 votes
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Photos

Heading down the ridge on Young's Rock trail (aka Moon Point)
Jul 22, 2014 near Oakridge, OR
Upper reaches of the Young's Rock Trail (aka Moon Point)
Jul 22, 2014 near Oakridge, OR
Fast, open section of Young's Rock Trail.
Jul 22, 2014 near Oakridge, OR
The Moon Point loop.
Sep 2, 2016 near Oakridge, OR
The view from Moon Point.
Nov 11, 2013 near Oakridge, OR

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May 13, 2018
Rick Silva
Jul 11, 2017
Jåån ∂îr†éétr
dry and fast. a little overgrown at the top. lots of branches to slap you in the face. beware mosquitos on the climb. if you take a break from clim...
Jun 30, 2017
Joel Wilson
Jun 5, 2017
Evan McNiel
Oct 6, 2016
David Brennan
Sep 20, 2016
Dave Selders
Sep 3, 2016
Mike Wilder
Jul 17, 2016
Troy Shorey
7.1mi — 11h 30m