4.6 miles
517 ft
-2,926 ft
4,426 ft
High Point
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Lawler Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Willamette National Forest

Lawler is a wonderful trail that is a little more technical than most Oakridge trails tend to be. Tends to have some big climbing moments during the duration of the trail. After the first mile or so, there is a junction where one can view a shelter. Turn left to go to the Shelter (.25miles down the trail on your right). If you continue you down this path, which I recommend you do, especially if you climbed all the way up there), you will after about 2miles come to a lookout overviewing the foothills of the Cascades and beginning of the Willamette River. From there, you will retrace your path back to the junction and turn left again (coming from the OAB) and continue on your merry way.

The trail itself dives you through some magnificent forests. Has lots of fun shale sections. A few steep down itches, and an uphill climb that no one makes! Some sharp switchbacks to test your jedi skills on too.

There are some fun hits usually hidden away towards the bottom for you AM riders as well.

Note, the trail can be quite brushy and doesn't see a lot of trail work. Is usually clear for logs/snow by March/April thanks to the DOD and GOATS.

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More Stats for Lawler Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,408 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,832 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,240 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,832 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.0 miles
  • Distance down
    3.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    748 ft
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on May 22, 2017
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Lawler Trail Trail Reports

May 22, 2017 @ 11:16am
1 days
Melting snow patches above 4000ft, up to 3ft thick. More rideable through the day. Trail pretty beat up in the sections just below the manzanita...
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Lawler Trail Shuttle
7.7 miles

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