6 miles
Distance
906 ft
Climb
-3,261 ft
Descent
01:02:29
Avg time
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Lawler Details

  • Riding Area
    Hardesty Portal
    Oakridge, Oregon
  • AKA
    USFS 3473
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #6281 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 pitches, and an uphill climb most people hike-a-bike. 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,355 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,816 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,457 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,213 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,858 ft
  • Grade
    -7.513%
  • Grade max
    -55.005%
  • Grade min
    42.585%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,076 ft
  • Avg time
    01:02:29
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Status:
on Nov 24, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.65 (6 votes)

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

      datedescription
      Nov 24, 2018 @ 8:48pm
      Nov 24, 2018
      Winter is here
      Oct 26, 2018 @ 7:22am
      Oct 26, 2018
      Riding great. Enjoy before the weather turns.
      Jun 27, 2018 @ 12:58pm
      Jun 27, 2018
      Mostly dry. Several small spots with gooey mud. For the most part very good riding shape.
      May 28, 2018 @ 9:38am
      May 28, 2018
      reporter All clear. Rutted and soft. I guess you could call it moist. Too wet to be hero dirt but not enough to be slick.
      May 7, 2018 @ 8:42am
      May 7, 2018
      A few trees still down. Keep your eyes open.
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      Lawler Trail Shuttle
      8 miles
      Lawler with Extention shuttle
      8 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag jefe (May 9, 2018 at 13:24)
       This is the real flagship trail of the area. It is long and has a bit of everything; great dirt, some good techy bits, good turns. It is not overly challenging technically wise, you make it as spicy as you want depending on your speed though. Don't expect it to be a straight shuttle bomb as there are a couple steep climbs in it, but they are well worth it. The new ending makes this trail even better, skipping the road section. You will be beat by the bottom with a huge smile on your face.
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      • + 0
      flag whoisadam (Aug 7, 2018 at 21:14)
       I liked this a tad better as a whole than Eula a bit longer. Has a mixture of steeps, rocks, flow and a bit too many tight hairpins for my liking. All are doable just got to be on the alert and they do kill your side hill flow.
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