There's a stash trail network (~25 miles of singletrack built by mtn bikers for mtn bikers) about half an hour outside Eugene. It's on BLM land without their approval but last year local mtn bikers approached BLM and they said they won't shut it down unless people post directions to it in public places (like this forum) so everyone respects this because nobody wants to lose it. The area is referred to as Whypass. Great stuff. The local mtn bike club, The Disciples of Dirt, ride there every Wednesday night. We can show you around whenever you get here.Bobcat80 said:Moving to Eugene from Boulder, CO this summer. Where are the closest trails to Eugene? Heard some great things about trails up near Oakridge which sound great for weekends but what about anything a bit closer for after work riding?
Hardesty & Eagle's Rest (below Eagle's Rests = Goodman Cr. Tr.) are awesome. These trails, along with others in the same network -- Lawler, Eula Ridge, Lost Cr., Sawtooth -- are on the north-facing slope of a ridge. Because of Oregon's weather, the lack of earth-drying sunshine on this area plus the clay-based soil type there, it's usually best to avoid this network until around July due to negative trail impact. If you're arriving in summer, you should be good to go.Bobcat80 said:Thanks for the info guys. I joined the Yahoo! Message Group for Disciples of Dirt. Looking forward to joining up with the group for some rides after our move this summer. Whypass sounds fun. Have a friend who lives in Bend who mentioned the Hardesty trail as well. And I'm getting ready to Google Eagles Rest in a few. Thanks again!