6 miles
Distance
715 ft
Climb
-3,450 ft
Descent
00:51:51
Avg time
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Mt. Hardesty Details

  • Riding area
    Oakridge
    Oakridge, Oregon
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #8405
  • Land Manager
    Willamette National Forest

Old way trail that winds the hillsides of the mountainous region to a now defunct fire lookout tower. Lots of switchbacks and some fun sidehill forest descending.

Be weary of horses and hikers who use this trail frequently. Keep it under control.

Access Info

Ascend Patterson Mountain Road (near mp 23 or 24 on HWY 5Cool until you reach the saddle of some mountains (you will know, it is clearly labeled with spur roads to Cottage Groove) The road to your right is the one to pick. .3 miles down the road is a large washout. It is easy to drive through with most trucks or cars with 4wd and very passable by bike. Keep heading down that road until it ends in a parking lot. The trail is very obvious from there. Make sure you do not turn down the Sawtooth trail at any point in the first mile or so.

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More Stats for Mt. Hardesty mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,735 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,083 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,238 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,818 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,083 ft
  • Grade
    -9.348%
  • Grade max
    -53.137%
  • Grade min
    52.001%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    490 ft
  • Avg time
    00:51:51
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on Jul 12, 2016
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Avg: 4.75 (4 votes)

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Mt. Hardesty Trail Reports

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Jul 12, 2016 @ 2:26pm
Jul 12, 2016
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:30pm
Apr 20, 2016
5 trees down, blocking trail. At least 2 require power saw.
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1 Review & Comments

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flag dkscott (Oct 9, 2017 at 21:42)
 Near the top of the initial climb you can take a switchback up to the where the old fire lookout was (only a foundation remains). This short detour from the TF route had a bit of technical climbing that I liked. The entire descent was fast with good sight line downtrail. Loved it!
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