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Windy Pass #3643

 3.0 (2)

9.4 Miles 15.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,740' 530 m

Ascent

-1,967' -599 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

51%

Max Grade (27°)

6,918' 2,108 m

High

5,725' 1,745 m

Low

Shared By Leslie Kehmeier

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A rugged route with access to the deep forest and talus slopes surrounding !Sawtooth Mountain.

Leslie Kehmeier

Dogs Off-leash

Features eMTB allowed

Description

This trail takes you deep into forests of the Oregon Cascades Recreation Area. The trail climbs gradually through a mix of fir and hemlock, past small lakes to the intersection with Start O' Willamette.

The Start O' Willamette Trail heads south back to Timpanogas Lake at about the two miles. If you look carefully, you can get a glimpse of Amos Lake and Andy Lake.

From the intersection, climb up a series of switchbacks before the route levels out for a brief time. The grade kicks up again as the forest cover begins to open up with occasional views across the lake basin towards Sawtooth Mountain.

As the route reaches one of its high points, it turns back to the southwest and descends for a short time back into the deep forest.

The trail punches up to a ridge and a large vista before meeting the upper end of the Indigo Extension.

Enjoy a fun and rippin' descent along the southeast flank of Sawtooth Mountain before the final climb.

The last climb is the hardest, taking you across a rugged (and beautiful) scree slope below the summit of the Sawtooth Mountain. When you reach the open ridge, take a moment to soak in the views.

From here, enjoy the final stretch of trail on a winding descent to the Sawtooth trail.

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Ryan Francesconi
Portland, OR
Ryan Francesconi   Portland, OR
The final section of this trail connecting to road 770 does not exist. There was some flagging done, but no trail was created and the flags drop you in the middle of nowhere. This route should be edited here as it is misleading and potentially dangerous for someone to think this is a good idea to try. Sep 17, 2018

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