8 miles
Distance
1,697 ft
Climb
-4,342 ft
Descent
02:06:18
Avg time
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O'Leary Ridge Details

  • Riding Area
    McKenzie River
    Eugene, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    June-Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #17171 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

THIS is the trail you want to ride. Starting in sub-alpine wildflowers on rolling single track and ending fast and flowy, this trail has it all. Unlike the MRT, this is a purpose built mtb trail that rides very well. Shuttling to the Horse Pasture trailhead on Olallie and peddling up 50m over 1.5km to the start of O’Leary is the recommended access. Link O’Leary, Castle Rock, King Castle for the full experience. The first 9km of this top to bottom ride has 90% of the climbing; type 1 fun the rest of the way.
There is a creek on Castle Rock to refil water.

For an experienced mtber, O’Leary is actually easier than the MRT. Everything is rideable and there are no mandatory features. The most difficult section is a a series of tight , shale, switchbacks.

More Stats for O'Leary Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,645 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,234 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,143 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,879 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,234 ft
  • Grade
    -6.013%
  • Grade max
    -46.415%
  • Grade min
    64.119%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    106 ft
  • Avg time
    02:06:18
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on May 19, 2019
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
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  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • Gate Gate
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      O'Leary Ridge Trail Reports

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      May 19, 2019 @ 7:34pm
      1 days
      reporter ran 2 saw crews Friday on Castle Rock, 3 saws Saturday on O'Leary and 4 saws Sunday on Olallie/O'Leary. Got'r done! Still some patchy snow on...
      May 13, 2019 @ 6:56am
      May 13, 2019
      Clearing trail with DOD crews. Hours for myself + Christy Myers
      Apr 27, 2019 @ 10:20pm
      Apr 27, 2019
      Cleared brush and sticks on the last 2.5miles switch back section, riding great otherwise. Also 2 trees down (20 & 30” diameter) on the...
      Oct 20, 2018 @ 9:24am
      Oct 20, 2018
      Rode this as part of the big epic loop (Olallie-O'leary-Castle Rock About 35 miles) in September 2018. Holy cow! Amazing once you add in...
      Oct 3, 2018 @ 11:00am
      Oct 3, 2018
      Just a couple trees down. But very nice right now
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      Routes with this trail

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      O'lallie - O'Leary Loop
      26 miles
      Olallie->O'Leary->Castle Rock-> King-Castle
      27 miles

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag skiapex (Jul 5, 2018 at 19:33)
       I’d rank the O’Leary, Castle Rock, King Castle ride in my top 5 rides of all time. Coming from North Vancouver, this is what I was looking for in Oregon: beautiful sub-alpine wildflowers and views into loamy flow amidst huge trees. If these trails were in BC they would be blues with a couple tight switchbacks.
      Completely different than the McKenzie River Trail and way more of a true mtb ride. Purpose built for mtbing and no mandatory features.
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