Hardesty mtn trail - TRAIL

Hardesty mtn trail - Trail, eugene or oakridge, Oregon

7 miles up:( 7 miles down:) ive been stuck in oklahoma for a couple years i cant beleive its not reviewed here allready. its in mtn bike mag this month for gods sake!

User Reviews (9)

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justin   Weekend Warrior [Jan 25, 2008]

Best shuttle downhill in the Eugene to Oakridge area. Face will hurt from smiling so much. Awesome downhill with no man-made stunts.

Eula is an option too, but hardesty is better!!!

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5
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3
Scottie Rox   Weekend Warrior [Aug 15, 2003]

Haven't made it throught the whole thing yet we took the off-shoot trails up past the road a few times's nice ride, lots of hills.

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4
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5
ryan   Downhiller [Jul 27, 2003]

Firstly, go to the ranger station just west of Oakridge, they have an awesome collection of photocopied trail maps for the taking. Hardesty mountain trail (near the bottom it is called willamette-something) begins west of Oakridge or exit off I-5, Take Hwy 58 21 mi. to large dirt turn-out on right. Trail begins here. About half a mile into the trail take the first left (avoid the Goodman trail) climb a bit more and stay right at the next junction. The trail then crosses over a number of forest roads, (just keep going up). The top of Hardesty mountain’s view is rather obscured by trees, but no matter, the downhill is great.

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4
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5
Tyler   [May 27, 2001]

Been a few years for me, too. This one is a staple on your way up Hwy 58 from Eugene to Oakridge. Sweet Oregon single track, 3500 ft drop over 6 miles. Eula ridge trail starts at the same point, but drops to the hwy in only 4 miles...very steep! Consult the map, bring a 3 cars, and you can shuttle both in the same afternoon. This California boy is missing that Oregon singletrack!

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4
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El Santo   [Jun 11, 2001]

I have ridden all over the place, and IMHO, Hardesty is still the paradigm of low-tech bomb session singletrack. There is a shuttle option, but the climb is not that bad. I return to Eugene once a year and try my hardest to ride this trail. There are lots of switchbacks up top that can be rolled, for the most part. The rest is fast, fast, fast. Lots of little bumps and roots to air out. Bump this to the top of your list if you haven't ridden it yet.

Customer Service

Park at the Goodman Creek parking lot, ride east on 58, climb the fireroad to the top, and lower your seat. Get a map in Eugene to avoid getting lost on the fireroad, as there are a few turns.

Similar Products Used: Eula ridge (steep), Eagle's rest
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5
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Rick   [Oct 04, 2001]

I don't like this trail to much. It's good if you like all down hill or all up hill. The hikers try to kill you all the way down. Over all I would not recomend this trail. It's not all that fun and it can be very over crowded.

Customer Service

Start out up by the eagle rest trail head and go down. Oh and the eagles rest trail sucks! There are no good trails in this area. Trust me I've looked.

Similar Products Used: The hikers try to kill you all the way down. Over all I would not recomend this trail. It's not all that fun and it can be very over crowded. It would be a much better idea to head up to OakRidge for some real good trails. I much perfer my persoal trails that are hidden up in the woods. Oh and CAL BOY the are called loggin roads not fire roads!!
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1
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Nick   [Feb 14, 2002]

This trail is 98% single track with some nasty switchbacks. It is fast and has plenty of areas for crashes, so bring some extra tools. I would say the trail is technical and for advanced riders.

Customer Service

Follow the gravel road on the south side of 53, its directly west of the trails end. Follow the gravel road until you come to a cat trail on your right. This will bring you to the trail head, and you can freeride down, or if you have a set, you can climb it form the trails end.

Similar Products Used: There is plenty of other trails in the same area, so you might try to plan a couple trails in one day. Contact your local dirthead bikdshop in Eugene for assistance.
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5
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Tone Capone   [Oct 09, 2002]

I've road this trail for 6 or so years .. Kicks ass every time.. Free Ride It Baby!... I recommend going slow the first time if you value your good health, watch for fallen trees and washouts & ect.. Mad switchbacks will send you flying in the air if your not careful. Beware of hikers and there dogs down the second half. Ride with a friend so you don't die alone up there. Beautiful Scenergy of Oregon, and on a hot summer day at the bottom there's a lake that you can ride down into or swim, certain times of year its an awesom mud pit to bath like pigs... Highly recommend this ride to anyone with a full face helmet and platform pedals. Taste Death ... Live Life! 4:21 still smoking.

Customer Service

Shuttle Cars. 1 at bottom 2nd at top of Patterson Mountain Road long ways up take the hard right arm of big fork in road to dead end of Hardesty Trail Head sign.

Similar Products Used: Nope its the best in the area... Though there is a half way starting point that bypasses the small ride/hike uphill at the starting point. For the true downhill experience!
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5
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David M   [Jan 01, 2003]

Great trail, but don't shuttle. If you can't make it up on the bike you don't have the skills to be riding this trail responsibly and you are likely the guys that will end up getting this trail closed to us real bikers who value the whole experiance, pain and all. It's the whole package, the downhill is just one small aspect.

Customer Service

Shuttle it? Give me a break! During the summer ride up the trail to the top, turn around, and head back. You'll be feeling proud if you can make it the whole way riding. It'll take awhile to build up to but make it your goal. In the fall when things are a little moiste or you're not feeling like Superman ride up Patterson mountain road and drop in after you're on top.

Similar Products Used: The outback off the back of Hardesty is awesome. It's called Sawtooth I belive and heads over and up to what I think is Junes mountain. Its a hike a bike to the top of Junes. You can drop back off of Junes and head down some sweet tight switchy single track over to Eagles Rest trail and than to Goodman back to your car. This is the real epic way to do this ride. You'll be loving life after this loop. Get a map so you don't have to start worrying about spending the night out there when you don't really know where you are and the light is starting to fade. It's not fun to contemplate. Enjoy, and please, no shuttles guys!
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5
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Luke   [Feb 25, 2003]

This trail is a great ride. Ride the whole thing without a car shuttle. If you can't hack the uphill ride your a slacker. You will probably skid your tire all the way down the hill. Go ride the ski lifts.

Customer Service

Park at Trail head. Display OR Trail pass. Ride East on Hwy 58 to Paterson Mtn. Rd. Bike to top, about 7 miles, take double track on Right for 1 Mi. Get on single track and follow signs past Eula Ridge trail to Hardesty trail. Point it down hill and respect any hikers using the trail.

Similar Products Used: The Willamette Trail is good.
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4
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