2 miles
Distance
155 ft
Climb
-464 ft
Descent
00:19:41
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Follow the Leader Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Follow the Leader Details

  • Riding Area
    Sandy Ridge
    Sandy, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #31728 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2013
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Follow the Leader 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
    -43.126%
  • Grade min
    11.525%
  • Distance climb
    3,005 ft
  • Distance down
    5,127 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:10
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Status:
on Oct 2, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.2 (16 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Follow the Leader Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Oct 2, 2018 @ 11:22am
      Oct 2, 2018
      Sep 9, 2018 @ 11:30am
      Sep 9, 2018
      Jul 26, 2017 @ 7:39am
      Jul 26, 2017
      Apr 10, 2017 @ 3:18pm
      Apr 10, 2017
      some small branches and chunky rocks on the downhill section
      Jun 26, 2016 @ 4:55pm
      Jun 26, 2016
      Some puddles and wet spots from the recent rains, but overall tacky and nice.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 36 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 406 rides
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      Photos

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      250 |
      Apr 13, 2017 @ 7:48pm
      Apr 13, 2017
      Follow the Leader, Sandy
      314 |
      Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:27pm
      Apr 23, 2016
      Follow the Leader, Portland
      433 |
      Nov 21, 2015 @ 2:47pm
      Nov 21, 2015
      Follow the Leader, Sandy
      424 |
      Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:49am
      Aug 25, 2015
      Follow the Leader, Sandy

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