Moon Point Loop

 10 votes

19.0 Miles 30.6 Kilometers


35%

Singletrack

3,346' 1,020 m

Ascent

-3,351' -1,021 m

Descent

5,132' 1,564 m

High

1,858' 566 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

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

Anthony Harasimowicz

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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Minor Issues 22 days ago
Snowy, Some Mud, Fallen Trees - A few patches of snow in the last mile of fire road. Some trees down for the first mile of singletrack. Pretty much...
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Oregon Adventures in town will shuttle...... and Cogwild will sometimes from Willamette Mt Mercantile (the bike shop). If doing this from the bottom as a loop on a hot day the climb is much more enjoyable in the morning. This ride is ridiculously fun and well worth the road climb. You really get everything but a river ride on Moon Point. There is open fast lines and fair amount of switchbacks, with everything in-between. The .3 mile pedal out to the lookout is worth it as well. If a river ride is what you want, the trail dumps you out on the middle fork trail. It is one of, if not, my favorite ride in Oakridge Oregon Aug 8, 2016


Two hour climb for 20 minutes of downhill. I love the climbs as much as the next guy but shuttle this thing and do it twice! Aug 17, 2016


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