Goodman Trail - TRAIL

Goodman Trail - Trail, Oakridge, Oregon

User Reviews (5)

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umarth   Cross Country Rider [Jul 05, 2009]

Great trail. From a technical standpoint, a person can probably get over everything, depending on how their legs are holding up, but there are still challenges on a regular basis, ranging from tight and steep switchbacks, rocky areas, several roots that take some speed and good planning to crawl through.

I don't know the starting elevation, but it is pretty low, and if you go all the way up Eagle's Crest (and you should) you'll pop out for a great overlook around 3k feet. I'm guessing a 2k climb at least and I did the ride with a rigid SS and only had to stop fifteen times or so on the way up because I thought I'd get a heart attack.

The trail is well groomed- no brambles to slash up your arms and legs and very low chance of picking up poison oak.

Customer Service

Go east on 58 from I-5. When you pass the 20 mile marker start looking for Goodman Creek Road (about a half miles past the marker). When you see the road, the parking lot is the next right. I recommend riding all the way up to Eagle's Crest before the bomb back down. Stop and say hi to all the hikers.

The Goodman Creek is a good place to swim, so bring a change of clothes so you can get down and then throw yourself into the water at the end.

Similar Products Used: Northshore/Eugene-Crest/Alpine/Tire Mountain. Goodman is only open for riding when it is dry and is nearer Eugene than any of the other excepting Northshore, which is a prime place to get poison oak and slashed to death by brambles.
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5
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4
osofamoso   Weekend Warrior [Sep 01, 2007]

very fun trail! if you take the gravel road up pace yourself because its a bit of a climb.. watch out for hikers or bikers its tempting to let the brakes go and just fly through and be ready for a doozy of a climb towards the end. i'm not gonna lie i usually have to dismount and walk my bike up some of the steeper parts. well worth the effort though, you'll finish smiling.

Customer Service

i've only done it with the climb up goodman creek road first (kind of a tedious gravel road) there is a fork in the road a couple miles up, i made the mistake of continuing right, but i dead-ended at a clear cut.. if you are riding and it seems like there is too much gravel you missed your left fork. i think the road was like 4880 or something. in any case, continue on and there is a hiker sign a bit up the way and to the right is where i would park if i was going to do eagles rest, to the left is the trailhead for goodman creek. so from there i went left and never turned back.

Similar Products Used: mckenzie river trail, waldo, eagles rest
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4
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3
supersnax   Weekend Warrior [Mar 10, 2005]

I've ridden this three or four times. Really dig it.

Customer Service

Thought I'd post my own route for it: If you go back down the highway about a hundred yards, you can go up Goodman Creek Road. Not a bad climb, three miles or so - it makes for a quick way up so that you can bomb down the trail and not repeat yourself.

Similar Products Used: If you're looking for even more riding, you can take the road up ten more miles and you get to Eagles's Rest.
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4
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3
mjg7752003   Cross Country Rider [Sep 29, 2003]

I have ridden this trail twice and really enjoy it! I think i will make it my regular workout trail. This trail probably doesnt have much to offer to the "hard core" types...but if your like me and enjoy the peace and serenity of riding through old growth forests that has enough of an uphill slant to get your heart beating at a good pace then this trail is for you. This trail is 4.5 miles one way. It took me 62 minutes to ride to the top and 41 minutes to come back down...for those of you that are not interested in going up you can shuttle to the top.

Customer Service

bottom to top and then back.

Similar Products Used: South Willamette
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4
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3
j   [Aug 02, 2002]

100% single track, rolling terrain through old growth forrest. Trail has several tight switch-back turns, and a couple of creek crossings. I did this ride on a Tuesday and encountered only 2 hikers. Trail was well maintained and clearly marked. Moderate difficulty (could have been harder, but constantly waiting on Guz).

Similar Products Used: Mckenzie River Trail, Waldo Lake
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TH   [Sep 18, 2002]

I place this trail in an intermediate category...roots, rocks, and switchbacks, but only where you want to see them least often, on the steep uphill stuff. I endo-ed twice but still had a riot. Definitely beautiful!

Customer Service

For a good workout ride bottom to top, for relaxation, start at the top and let her loose!

Similar Products Used: Dont miss McKenzie river trail, america's ultimate trail ride, and Waldo Lake trail (only in late summer)
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