13 miles
Distance
1,698 ft
Climb
-1,718 ft
Descent
01:36:23
Avg time
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Waldo Lake Details

  • Riding Area
    Waldo Lake
    Oakridge, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    July-September
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #13182 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Ride this trail counterclockwise! Beautiful trail along the Waldo Lake. This trail starts out beginner for the first 3 or 4 miles (riding counterclockwise) then it turns into a mostly Blue trail with a few small sections of Black. It is a smooth experience except for a few notable short (circa ten foot) rock chutes (three or four in 26miles). The trail is worth braving the few sections you may need to walk. The climbs are short and relatively easy with the exception of two near the end. Take plenty of food and water andenjoy the views.

Watch out for mosquitoes in the early to mid summer.

Access Info

Park at North Waldo day use (or camp) and ride counterclockwise for the best experience.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Waldo Lake bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -20 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,414 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,626 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,452 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,432 ft
  • Grade
    -0.028%
  • Grade max
    -34.112%
  • Grade min
    73.406%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    01:36:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:28
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Status:
on Sep 26, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Waldo Lake Trail Reports

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      Sep 26, 2018 @ 10:19am
      Sep 26, 2018
      Awesome trail. I enjoyed counterclockwise starting at the North boat launch. The rest at the south boat launch was the perfect before the end....
      Sep 2, 2018 @ 2:17pm
      Sep 2, 2018
      Very dry but still really fun.
      Sep 2, 2018 @ 1:13pm
      Sep 2, 2018
      This trail is NOT a green trail it is Blue with a section of black. This trail rides best counterclockwise, the opposite of the trail forks...
      Jul 29, 2018 @ 11:32am
      Jul 29, 2018
      reporter
      Sep 5, 2017 @ 11:25am
      Sep 5, 2017
      Dry. Trees down on Shoreline trail
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      • 22 miles avg distance
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag ashlemon (Sep 7, 2018 at 11:42)
       It is ridiculous that this trail difficulty is rated green - it is a solid blue with some legit black bits. Apparently whomever put this trail and Twin Peaks trail on TF never rode them.
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