2 miles
155 ft
-464 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Follow the Leader Trail
  • BLM
    Land Manager

Follow the Leader Details

  • Riding Area
    Sandy Ridge
    Sandy, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • 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.

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
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,005 ft
  • Distance down
    5,127 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Oct 2, 2018
Avg: 3.2 (16 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to follow-the-leader trailhead (45.397370, -122.023420)
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Follow the Leader Trail Reports

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.
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Apr 13, 2017 @ 7:48pm
Apr 13, 2017
Follow the Leader, Sandy
303 |
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:27pm
Apr 23, 2016
Follow the Leader, Portland
420 |
Nov 21, 2015 @ 2:47pm
Nov 21, 2015
Follow the Leader, Sandy
408 |
Aug 25, 2015 @ 8:49am
Aug 25, 2015
Follow the Leader, Sandy

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