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8 miles
Distance
1,745 ft
Climb
-4,390 ft
Descent
02:07:57
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
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking
  • 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.

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More Stats for O'Leary Ridge mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,646 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,234 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,142 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,879 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,234 ft
  • Grade
    -5.935%
  • Grade max
    -46.255%
  • Grade min
    64.016%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    212 ft
  • Avg time
    02:07:57
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Status:
on Jun 21, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.35 (3 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
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O'Leary Ridge Trail Reports

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Jun 21, 2018 @ 8:31am
Jun 21, 2018
Trails in great shape right now. Clear & Fast!
Jul 8, 2017 @ 4:16pm
Jul 8, 2017
All clear and in great shape!
Jun 13, 2017 @ 12:36pm
Jun 13, 2017
O'Leary Trail still has snow on the top, however you can still ride up and back on the lower part of O'Leary at the King Castle junction then down...
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O'Leary Ridge, Bellingham

Routes with this trail

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

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1 Review & Comments

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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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