ElevationAscent: 527' 161 m
Descent: -2,721' -829 m
High: 3,569' 1,088 m
Low: 1,055' 322 m
GradeAvg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 67% (34°)
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“An extremely technical and exposed downhill singletrack. A very challenging Oakridge experience!”— Leslie Kehmeier
This has been hidden from our maps to prevent overlap with existing trails, or because our research has found there is no legal access.
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
Need to Know
This ride is very advanced and requires excellent bike handling skills. The beginning of the ride includes a steep hike-a-bike (carrying it on your bike kind of hike) followed by a thrilling and spicy descent. The route is very primitive and may have sections with overgrown vegetation.
The upper reaches of the downhill alternates between steep switchbacks and extremely steep, straight-line chunky sections. The middle of Deception Butte is the spiciest; featuring long sections of narrow, exposed trail with vertical backslope. You'll probably feel like you're walking a tightrope at times and it's best not to push the limits through here.
The lower reaches of the route begin to mellow out when you roll down the last steep across a bridge at creek junction. The trail then transitions to meandering near the water and then climbs gradually back into the forest.
The finale of Deception Creek is an easy stroll on a walking path to the Deception Butte trailhead.