1.3 miles
Distance
149 ft
Climb
-564 ft
Descent
00:10:47
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Highballer Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Highballer Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Alsea Falls
    Monroe, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump, Roller Coaster, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #1686 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    BLM

Singletrack trail that starts narrow and winding with some roots and very short uphills to negotiate. As it descends it opens up into a series of hand-built berms with a few small rollers and kickers. Midway it comes out onto a landing and then resumes into a faster and wider trail with rollers, doubles, berms, and hip jumps.

Access Info

Access the top from a short descent down Bailout-Highballer Tie Rd (BLM 14-7-35), with the trail entrance at a landing with a picnic table. The bottom of the trail exits at Springboard Tie Rd (BLM 14-7-36). Note that this trail is downhill-only.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Highballer mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -415 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,406 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,909 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,821 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,406 ft
  • Grade
    -6.108%
  • Grade max
    -42.011%
  • Grade min
    24.054%
  • Distance climb
    1,983 ft
  • Distance down
    4,134 ft
  • Distance flat
    673 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:43:01
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Status:
on Sep 25, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.65 (26 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Highballer Trail Reports

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      Sep 25, 2021 @ 10:18am
      Sep 25, 2021
      reporter Fantastic.
      Sep 20, 2021 @ 3:44pm
      Sep 20, 2021
      Season's worth of brake bumps, but otherwise great. Dirt is nice and tacky after two-day monsoon.
      Aug 12, 2021 @ 8:30am
      Aug 12, 2021
      Ground is starting to crack and it's really dusty
      Aug 9, 2021 @ 11:17am
      Aug 9, 2021
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 9:55am
      Jul 17, 2021
      reporter Dry. Freshly-swept hardpack.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 680 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,432 rides
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      Photos

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      May 15, 2018 @ 1:20pm
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      293 |
      May 15, 2018 @ 1:01pm
      May 15, 2018
      542 |
      Mar 7, 2015 @ 1:54pm
      Mar 7, 2015
      428 |
      Mar 7, 2015 @ 1:54pm
      Mar 7, 2015

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Whistlepunk to Springboard Loop
      9 miles
      Highballer to Springboard Loop
      7 miles
      Whistlepunk to Dutchman Loop
      9 miles

      Trail Events

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      ryanmillet (May 28, 2018 at 21:24)
       Upper is pretty rooty and rough then transitions into bermy section. Lower is all about jumps. Rollers, doubles, berms.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      railin (Jul 21, 2019 at 13:23)
       First time I've ever been worn out by a flow trail. Too much fun!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Yage0088 (Feb 22, 2020 at 17:52)
       The uphill double jumps are perfection. This trail is flowy and sendy. 10/10
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      RYANejHP6 (Sep 20, 2020 at 17:38)
       Rode today with the family. Seemed lot a lot of cars on the parking lot but didn’t see much traffic on the trail. It rained about a day prior and the trails were great!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Kipp2Hpip5 (Nov 3, 2020 at 20:57)
       Love this trail, although, right at the top there is a treetop that is not wide enough for the front wheels of my handcycle and I didn't see a way to bushwack around. I dismounted and an able-bodied friend lifted my handcycle through vertically. It's a very small tree/sappling that could be removed, probably about 4 or 5 inches in diameter. I'd be happy to take my bike boy up and saw it down, just not sure what is appropriate and don't want to overstep boundaries.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      tbmaddux Team Dirt (Nov 4, 2020 at 7:32)
       Can you be more specific, or maybe note the width required?
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      bkxc (Sep 10, 2021 at 10:02)
       Whew boy, Upper Highballer is so awkward and weird and scatterbrained, but once you get onto Highballer proper it is one of the best rides anywhere!
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