3.2 miles
Distance
709 ft
Climb
-2,781 ft
Descent
00:18:55
Avg time
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Larison Rock Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Larison Trails
    Oakridge, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3244 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #57080 in Trail Running
    • #68014 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    USFS. Willamette National Forest

Overview
Catch a morning shuttle to warm up on one of the area’s newer trails, Dead Mountain, and then catch an afternoon shuttle to Larison Rock. You can ride back into town from the bottom of either trail and by the end of the day you’ll have notched over 6K’ of descending.

Route Details
A basalt outcropping looming just south of town, Larison Rock quickly rises 1,400’ from the middle fork of the Willamette River. A paved road leads to the top for a quick and easy shuttle, making it a popular ride that can be knocked out in relatively short order; a bit longer, though if you make the worthwhile diversion from the trail up to the summit.

The descent is defined by exposure. It’s not so bad that you’d be bothered by it if you were climbing but when you’re headed downhill it’s all you can do to keep your mind from screaming “WATCH OUT”. With calm nerves you’ll be able to negotiate everything but all the same you’ll want to death-grip your bars for the occasional babyhead rock. The trail drains well and is less affected than others by the rain but when the roots are slippery it can be a white-knuckle experience. No heroics on your first attempt and you’ll be fine.

One of the great things about the Larison Rock Trail is that you can easily spin back to town from the bottom. When you hit the doubletrack (NF RD 5852), head right and then take the left towards Greenwaters Park, complete with restrooms, picnic tables, and a swimming hole. Once you’ve cooled off it’s only a couple minutes along surface streets back into downtown.

This ride is good when paired with the nearby Upper Dead Mountain shuttle (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25427543).

Riding Season
Spring through fall.

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More Stats for Larison Rock multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,072 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,211 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,395 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,283 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,211 ft
  • Grade
    -12.406%
  • Grade max
    -97.253%
  • Grade min
    47.924%
  • Distance climb
    3,549 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    675 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:46:06
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on May 19, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.45 (32 votes)
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      Larison Rock Trail Reports

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      May 19, 2024 @ 5:06pm
      May 19, 2024
      Running great right now. Fun decent with variations between speed and technical sections.
      Apr 23, 2024 @ 7:11pm
      Apr 23, 2024
      all clear
      Apr 20, 2024 @ 4:36pm
      Apr 20, 2024
      One downed tree about halfway down. You have to dismount and go over… But otherwise - clear!
      Apr 13, 2024 @ 9:10am
      Apr 13, 2024
      Clear of Downed Trees, but minor debris is still present. Early in the season, keep your eyes open for new downed trees and please report!
      Jan 31, 2024 @ 8:07pm
      Jan 31, 2024
      Clear of major downed trees but minor debris present.
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