45.2 miles
8,035 ft
-8,077 ft
4,771 ft
High Point
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This ain't your Gramma's Sunday roll The Cascade Cream Puff was established in 1995 to introduce mountain bike enthusiasts to some of the most pristine (and toughest) singletrack wilderness trail systems in the Pacific Northwest on the Willamette Middle Fork Ranger District, in the National Forest. The race originally featured a different course each year, highlighting what is now known as the "Alpine Trail System", extending from the rural center of Westfir-Oakridge.

Detailed Description
Cascade Cream Puff 100 / 50 is a 45 mile expert race route located near Westfir Oregon. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 9 trails. This route climbs 8,035 ft with a max elevation of 4,771 ft then descends -8,077 ft.
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34 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
jpnuts (Jul 19, 2022 at 16:01)
Per local FS this trail is non motorized.
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savesthejade (Jun 9, 2022 at 11:25)
Trail NF - 130
An okay grade to close out the atca loop. Wish the single track option was a available!
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savesthejade (Jun 9, 2022 at 11:24)
Slippy switchback party to get back to alpine from the tile/clover patch add on. Decent grade for finishing out the big climb!
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savesthejade (Jun 9, 2022 at 11:23)
A decent add on to the alpine trail. Feels like the climbing is longer than the descending. The big beautiful lush trees make it worth it. Lots of tight switchbacks. Hopefully the single track climb out of this zone gets done soon.
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Chuckolicious (May 18, 2022 at 15:41)
Rode it today with first shuttle of the season. Raining, super wet, but still super fun. No snow issues.
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dianay TRAILFORKS (Jul 11, 2021 at 12:00)
Trail North Fork
This would be a wonderful scenic trail to run or hike, but as a bike trail it’s not particularly fun or interesting. The first part is a bit stout for a green rating - rock features, roots, exposure.
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tim-berjack (Jun 20, 2021 at 17:50)
Trail NF - 130
If doing the ATCA, you will probably hate this climb.
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64jBv (Jun 13, 2021 at 19:04)
A word of advice to beginner / intermediate riders attempting this trail know what you’re getting yourself into. I came to oak ridge after seeing awesome videos of people bombing this hill on YouTube. Prepare to clutch your brakes until your hands give out. Are there beautiful PNW vistas of a breath taking valley? Absolutely! Is there potential to go very very fast? God yes. Don’t underestimate the exposure factor, long cliff side straightaways lead into severe hairpin turns or require you to navigate around rooty sections that leave you closer to the cliff than is comfortable. During one shale covered cliff side section I had the misfortune of a critical malfunction where my rear axle deseated and locked up my rear wheel — the stuff heart attacks are made of.
Where this trail really shines is the adventure factor: the scenery, the novelty, and if you’re brave and talented enough you could probably have a killer run down.
The trail description says something to effect of “your hands will hurt from high fives from all the glorious moments this trail offers”, more like your hands will hurt from white knuckling your bars / breaks for 10 miles and 4000 feet of descending.
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Benconomics DOD (May 24, 2021 at 21:43)
The climby parts help you to appreciate just how beautiful the scenery and forest is. Some good natural berms and some tight switchbacks. Mild exposure which is exacerbated by going mach chicken.
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Benconomics DOD (May 24, 2021 at 20:39)
Probably my favorite part of the ATCA. So much green. Yeah there's climbing, but but you're surrounding by so much nature, and it's so magical.
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evankruse (May 24, 2021 at 18:31)
Trail North Fork
The first mile is definitely not a beginner trail. The poison oak is horrendous. After the first bit, it mellows out and is a great green trail.
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Kianhabashi (May 24, 2021 at 11:58)
Correction: I said Larison rock twice. Lawler is the endurofest comparable to alpine
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Kianhabashi (May 24, 2021 at 11:54)
So I just got done riding some major trails in Oakridge. Here is my opinion of them and hopefully will help people deciding on what to ride. Alpine trail: an adventure. It is old school mountain biking, not a adrenaline enduro fest where you can let loose the whole time. Lots of climbing and times where your flow is killed. Nonetheless I sick ride and a very fun adventure.
Larison rock: endurofest. Now this one is comparable to alpine as it is still quite the adventure but you can really let it loose and fly through with only a couple times where you’ll do some real climbing. Super fun and I think if you have one ride here and you want something for more instant dopamine, then pick this trail.
Dead mountain: super pumpy, rolling, jumpy trail. So much fun but not your typical trail riding. It’s a good supplement to the other trails, and I would say do it as a second ride.
Larison rock: I don’t think I climbed even once. Just a quick 3 mile shred fest. Some people said it’s a warm up but It’s so easy to start flying down and slip out (what I did).
Lower Goodman trail: just did this is a quicky on my way out. Just skip this one, definitely do mt hardesty instead. Super overgrown right now too.
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Benconomics DOD (Apr 24, 2021 at 20:04)
Trail North Fork
Be prepared to dodge poison oak. Given the exposure and technical features this is more like a blue than a green (if you're riding with beginners).
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WestfirLodge (Mar 23, 2021 at 12:54)
Trail North Fork
This trail is a popular easy MTB trail. Great swimming. Poorly maintained.
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WestfirLodge (Mar 23, 2021 at 12:51)
Trail North Fork
Like the McKenzie river trail. But in stoakridge.
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bennydee (Oct 20, 2020 at 18:52)
I was a fan. Very cool terrain, pretty serious journey from top to bottom with quite a bit of climbing, which I didn't mind. My favorite section was the classic second-to-last one (2nd to last? I think so...) with pretty wide open sections bombing on the right side of the ridge. Not as sustained, Vin Diesel, quarter-mile-at-a-time, no brakes debauchery as Lawler, but total rip all in all.
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valko206 EMBA (Sep 5, 2020 at 18:05)
I agree that it felt like more uphills than down. There are 5 climbs along upper and lower Alpine. None are long but each is long enough to be obvious. Took me 2 hours via shuttle.
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craiggorder (Aug 11, 2020 at 18:10)
It's very possible I left some headphones near the dropoff spot at Kelly's Corner (trekz), just slightly off the road on the righthand side. I think there was maybe a pullout there? There was a definitely a tree. Anyways, if you find them, send me an email if you want to make my day! crgorder@gmail.com Thanks!!
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hanchang84 (Jul 16, 2020 at 14:12)
This ride is an old hiking trail. It felt like there were more uphills than down.
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Sewermonkey (Aug 23, 2019 at 22:31)
Looks easy to ghost u.
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Sewermonkey (Aug 23, 2019 at 4:58)
We call it the Weak Coast fer a reason y'all. 216 Wolfpack.
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Jcad22 (Aug 20, 2019 at 18:36)
Great trail!
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Jcad22 (Aug 20, 2019 at 18:35)
Great trail. All around fun!
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Noahsunflower (Jul 15, 2019 at 20:24)
Brown paw! Perfect ribbon through the woods with plenty of interesting Optional sendy bits. Often sandbagged by people who like riding at bike parks.
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chasintrails (Jun 12, 2019 at 21:43)
Overrated, not the best in oakridge
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Sewermonkey (Aug 23, 2019 at 4:56)
Duh. Dork
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chasintrails (Aug 23, 2019 at 9:45)
Let's meet up and I'll punch you in the throat?
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Sewermonkey (Aug 23, 2019 at 22:31)
I kill cops so sure
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davemassive (Apr 1, 2019 at 6:34)
The best and thoughest ride around! One lap is rough, then you just go do another! Enjoy
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jefe (May 9, 2018 at 12:54)
This is the claimed flagship trail of the area. It is a beautiful trail and a nice singletrack, but very meandery. Great for beginners and XC riders I guess. If you like going fast and looking for fun trails, don't waste your time on this trail, you will be disappointed. Lots of super fun trails in Oakridge... just not this one.
  • + 3
Sewermonkey (Jul 21, 2019 at 6:05)
Dork. U have no clue. You must be one of our World Cup DH racers that come with full face and goggles for trail riding. Mtn biking is comedy nowadays.
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Sewermonkey (Jul 21, 2019 at 6:10)
Go ride in Bend. They have the best trails and dirt.
  • + 1
sslitson ATCA (Aug 31, 2016 at 8:15)
Trail North Fork
This is not Middle Fork, this is North Fork. Middle Fork is a BIG 30+ mile trail with above treeline peak options.

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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday August 4, 2018
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    Cascade Cream Puff
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Cascade Cream Puff 100 / 50 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,079 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,129 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,089 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    25 miles
  • Distance down
    18 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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