7.4 miles
Distance
492 ft
Climb
-3,587 ft
Descent
01:05:06
Avg time
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    Land Manager

Lawler Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hardesty Portal
    Oakridge, Oregon
  • AKA
    USFS 3473
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3095 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #8838 in E-Biking
    • #75429 in Trail Running
    • #94179 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    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 multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,094 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,100 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,408 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,195 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,099 ft
  • Grade
    -7.9%
  • Grade max
    -69.3%
  • Grade min
    29.2%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,093 ft
  • Avg time
    01:05:06
  • Avg reverse time
    01:10:23
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Avg: 4.45 (39 votes)
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      Lawler Trail Reports

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      Jun 15, 2024 @ 2:37am
      2 days
      May 20, 2024 @ 4:11pm
      May 20, 2024
      So good, early season conditions exist with some debris and higher moisture areas, but riding great top to bottom
      Apr 13, 2024 @ 9:17am
      Apr 13, 2024
      This trail has not been cleared yet this season.
      Oct 21, 2023 @ 8:00am
      Oct 21, 2023
      Sep 29, 2023 @ 5:46pm
      Sep 29, 2023
      Super wet
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 22 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 100 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
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      • 1,656 rides
      • Last: Jun 15, 2024

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