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Larison Creek Loop

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 3.6 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Beautiful, shuttle-able ride near Oakridge, OR


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Map Key

17.3

Miles

27.8

KM

70%

Singletrack

2,899' 884 m

High

1,494' 455 m

Low

2,076' 633 m

Up

2,097' 639 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

Larison Creek Trail is located near Oakridge, Oregon that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking & mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Need to Know

The top mile is steep and can be overgrown with blackberry bushes in July and August, a reminder that sometimes 'biking is bleeding'.

Description

From the trailhead, go north on FR21 2.3mi to FR2101, then climb 1.9mi to FR101. Go left onto FR101 and continue for 8.3mi through ten creek ravines. Cross a ridge and go left onto the trail.

Descend through the steep upper section, followed by several razor-switchbacks to the creek crossing. The first mile is steep and can be overgrown with blackberry bushes in July and August, a reminder that sometimes 'biking is bleeding'.

The steep section ends in a series of razor-sharp 'tapeworm' switchbacks down to the Larison Creek crossing, followed by several miles of technical riding, with exposed roots and many stream crossings. Larison Creek upper switchback section

Trail surface smoothes out, with a few stream crossings and some hillside exposure while riding alongside Hills Creek Lake.

Contacts

Shared By:

Louie Vidmar

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 5 votes

#2988

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  3.6 from 5 votes
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Recommended Route Rankings

#99

in Oregon

#2,988

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Photos

Riding along Larison Cove, BEAUTIFUL!
Jun 10, 2014 near Oakridge, OR
Go for a quick swim to cool off!
Jun 10, 2014 near Oakridge, OR
Waterfalls
Jun 10, 2014 near Oakridge, OR
Bikes parked at the turn in to the parking lot.
Jun 9, 2014 near Oakridge, OR
Singletrack.
Jun 10, 2014 near Oakridge, OR
6mi to bottom.
Jun 10, 2014 near Oakridge, OR

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Aug 16, 2017
Matt Rich
we didn't do the loop, just 5.9 miles up the trail then bombed it down. no view or anything at the top, and a very technical trail. a better hiki... 12mi
Oct 17, 2013
Matt Hage