5 miles
1,439 ft
-4,039 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mt. Hardesty Trail

Mt. Hardesty Details

  • Riding area
    Hardesty Portal
    Oakridge, Oregon
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mt. Hardesty mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,601 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,054 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,289 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,655 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,054 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    542 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 12, 2016
Avg: 4.45 (7 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to mt-hardesty trailhead (43.792891, -122.664456)
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Mt. Hardesty Trail Reports

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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Mt. Hardesty, Oakridge
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Apr 4, 2014 @ 4:28pm
Apr 4, 2014
| 3 comments Mt. Hardesty, Eugene

Trail Lists

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
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!
  • + 1
flag jefe (May 9, 2018 at 13:07)
 I did not know a trail with such good stats (big vertical, sort distance) could be such little fun. This is definitely a hiking trail and it rides like one; just weird flat gravely corners the whole way down. Best we just leave this one for the hikers. It's not that it is a bad trail, there are just so many better options in Oakridge that are much more worth your time.

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