6 miles
1,375 ft
-1,298 ft
Avg time

The Twins Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Waldo Lake
    Oakridge, Oregon
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

From the north end off of the Charlton Lake to Cultus Lake loop trail, the Twins trail climbs steeply and steadily with lots of switchbacks to the saddle between the two peaks. The climbing is all rideable, but at times steep, and the trail is thin as this section doesn't get ridden a whole lot. After the saddle, the south side descends first, then climbs a little back to a trail fork. To the right is an out-and-back to the top of the Twins peak. The main trail continues to the left and descends moderately the whole way down. This trail is popular with bikers and hikers and gets lots of use, and so is wider. Very fast downhill with few tight turns. Some rocks along the way but tree roots abound. Riding the trail from the south end to the top would be an easier climb and not quite as steep as from the north end.

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More Stats for The Twins Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    77 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,726 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,967 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,726 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,803 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,245 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Aug 1, 2018
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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The Twins Trail Trail Reports

Aug 1, 2018 @ 8:12am
Aug 1, 2018
Rad stuff!
Aug 15, 2017 @ 7:01am
Aug 15, 2017
Perfect. Saw snow on the descent. In August!
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Feb 22, 2016 @ 12:17pm
Feb 22, 2016
The Twins Trail, Oakridge

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag ashlemon (Aug 28, 2018 at 16:31)
 This is a fun trail - natural features, deep loam - but is nowhere near a black diamond in difficulty. There really arn't any technical features on this trail, and it rates a mid-level blue IMO.

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