1.5 miles
155 ft
-464 ft
Avg time

Follow the Leader Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager

As one of the newest trails at Sandy Ridge, Follow the Leader is the kind of advanced experience that will test all of your skills.

The route starts opposite of Rock Drop and Hide and Seek with an easy roll through the trees to the first big feature, a big boulder drop.

Afterwards the route traverses a couple of brief scree fields before diving back into the trees. You'll encounter a quick creek crossing before getting to the real meat of the route.

The most technically thrilling section starts with a quick drop and extremely tight turns through large pine trees. If you've mastered nose wheelies you'll have a lot of fun through here.

Next, roll into a quick g-out next and then rise up and over a pile of boulders. You'll also be skirting under a rock overhang. While most of Follow the Leader is high on exposed slopes, this section in particular is especially spicy.

From here the trail descends over rocks and roots around a sweeping turn and into another tight switchback.

The next section brings a little more flow with rollers and berms.

The last bit of the route traverses another scree field and then swoops into the intersection with Flow Motion.

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More Stats for Follow the Leader mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -309 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,971 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,359 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,285 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,976 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,005 ft
  • Distance down
    5,127 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jun 26, 2016
Avg: 3.85 (6 votes)

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Follow the Leader Trail Reports

Jun 26, 2016 @ 4:55pm
Jun 26, 2016
Some puddles and wet spots from the recent rains, but overall tacky and nice.
Apr 8, 2016 @ 3:22pm
Apr 8, 2016
Minor debris (loose rock, branches) from winter, generally ridable.
Nov 21, 2015 @ 9:30am
Nov 21, 2015
Still some frost on the ground as I was up there around 9:30 this morning. Lots of small branches on the trail due to the prior week's storm....
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Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:27pm
Apr 23, 2016
Follow the Leader, Portland
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Nov 21, 2015 @ 2:47pm
Nov 21, 2015
Follow the Leader, Sandy
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Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:53am
Aug 25, 2015
Follow the Leader, Sandy
213 |
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:53am
Aug 25, 2015
Follow the Leader, Sandy

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Sandy Ridge Intro
13.5 miles

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    • Updated on Tue 2015-09-01 @ 2:43pm
    • Submitted on Wed 2015-07-08 @ 6:07pm
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