Alpine trail - Trail, Oakridge, Oregon

Alpine trail - Trail, Oakridge, Oregon

DESCRIPTION

Some of the best singletrack around, lot's of descending,some technical,and some climbing. The option of different loops can fit just about anybody.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 22, 2011]
yourideit
Cross Country Rider

lots of climbing = lots of downhill!!! great single track, some interesting switch backs and side hills, some exposed cliff areas. nothing TOO technical. talk with derrick at the mercantile shop in oakridge about trail conditions before heading out.

Customer Service

parked at the covered bridge and road the northshore trail to road 1910. then climb climb climb for about 15 miles on good, fast, service road, to the trail head at rd 1825. the trail crosses roads but is easy to follow. just when you think you are about finished there is a sign that says 5 miles to go. simply amazing ride down. well worth the climbing. hit the westfir trail at the bottom to take you right back to the bridge.

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first visit to oakridge. i'm heading back out asap.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 25, 2009]
Jack Burton
Cross Country Rider

Combine Alpine with Tire Mountain and for my money that's as good as it gets.

Customer Service

GO to Mountain Merc, get mission for the day then ride it.

Similar Products Used:

Middle Fork, Bunchwhack & Waldo

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 05, 2009]
granitematt
Weekend Warrior

My girlfriend and I choose the 20 mile loop; starting with an 11.5 mile spin up FR 19, 1910 and 1911. The roads are in unbelievable shape and though they all point up, we found them to be fast and smooth, making an enjoyable climb. The actual trail starts with a bit more uphill then points downward and covers varied terrain with tight switchbacks, smooth straights and flowy curves and alot of tight singletrack of steep sidehills. The trail is buffed and hard, challenging you to keep it under control.

Customer Service

To shuttle or to not? We choose to pedal and found the climb to be well worth it and very rewarding. If you do shuttle be mindful of those riding up.

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Have rode the Middle fork of the Willamette, which was good but very different.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 03, 2009]
divaknieva
Cross Country Rider

Fast, fun fun fun downhill

Customer Service

same as above

Similar Products Used:

Middle Fork Trail, Hardesty, Goodman Creek, King Castle

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 05, 2008]
phil
Cross Country Rider

This is a good all around trail that is advanced based soley on the climb up and length of the descent. We actually rode to the very end out past the Elk Camp with that last section of 4-5 miles barely ridden. Everything except the fireroad portion of the climb was pretty much buffed singletrack that is fairly swoopy and has minimal to no rocks or roots. All switchbacks are ridable up and down.

Customer Service

From covered bridge in Westfir take River Trail to first road. The road will climb 8 miles? or so to an intersection. This is a 3 way intersection with the beginning of the uphill section of the singletrack to the right (next to a left turn approx. 100 yards) Continue up to Sourgrass Meadow. Continue through the meadow downhill to a road. Once you hit the road take an immediate right under a chained fence (irate hunter sign on chain, just after ducking the chain to the immediate left is the last section of about 4-5 miles. Once at the end turn around an back track to the very first intersction at top of the road climb. Go down the right fork and singletrack is on your left at about an 1/8th of a mile. This will take you back down to the covered bridge.

Similar Products Used:

Middle Fork of the Willamette
Larison Creek
Waldo Lake-Betty Lake

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 08, 2007]
Matt Kelly
Cross Country Rider

When I suggested that this would be a great shuttle, an enthusiastic single-speeder exclaimed, "No WAY, dude--EARN, and TURN!" Earn is right. We climbed for hours to get to the top before getting on single track, and...climbing again. This ride is not for the timid, but this trail is epic, and that ain't no lie. The trail was smooth, tacky, forested, and gave great views. Old growth, meadows, and miles and miles of some of the best singletrack I've ever ridden.

We rode this trail one week before the Cream Puff 100 (first week in July), so the trail was maintained, signed, and primed for us to grip it and rip it. Much thanks to the local riding club, which goes by many names (one of which is Disciples of Dirt). They gave us the following good advice: The Trailside Cafe on whatever the main street is called (west side of town) is the place where they understand spandex. Good food. We ate dinner and then had second dinner. Quality Microbrews. We couldn't help ourselves but to stop at the A&W on the way out of town for chili dogs and a frosty one. Salmon Creek was a great camp site.

Customer Service

Stop in at the Mercantile Exchange (the bike shop, ski shop, etc.) and pick up a forest service map, which you will absolutely need unless you go right before or after the Cream Puff 100 (in which case the road up is flawlessly marked). The guys there are knowledgeable will draw on your map to get you where you need to go.

Do the 33-mile route even if it hurts you. You deserve the glory. And the views. And every inch of singletrack.

Similar Products Used:

Moon Rock (earn and turn), Middle Fork (river trail)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 13, 2007]
nepolean_dynomite
Weekend Warrior

Uphill Sucked. It was a long, boring climb, but we made it. Once on the trail it was a blast. It was along a cliff for quite a bit of the trail and gives not much room for error. I wrecked twice, not because I suck, but because I was going balls to the walls and was going to fast. Luckily I wrecked in places where the cliff was protected by some shrubs. The trail is really sweet with mostly smooth single track, lots of switchbacks, a few rock gardens, a few 2' drops, some tight weave sections, and some smooth jumps. All of the jumps up there were smooth with great landings, so if you ride this trail, hit every one you see.

Customer Service

From Oakridge going toward Eugene, take the next right after the airport road. Drive through a little town, and there will be a single lane, red, covered bridge. Go across it and park. Ride toward the gate, go through it and follow the road till the trail goes off to the right after you go under the train tracks. There is a lot of brush, but this trail is super fun. Ride this trail for a while (2mi?) and then you will run into a road. Take this fire road (1910) up about 7-8 miles. There will be a fork that goes to the left at about 5 miles, don't take it. The second fork go left on (1911) Follow this for about a mile, or less. The trail is on the left and heads up into the trees. Once you are on the trail you want to make sure you stay left on the first split, go accross all the roads(don't turn on them) and then there will be a sharp left at the bottom(3/4) down where the trail either switchbacks or goes strait. Take the switchback and ride along the sidehill. Go through the gate and follow that road back to your car.

Similar Products Used:

Goodman Trail(medium), Hardesty Mountain Trail(hard), Larison Rock(medium), Larison Creek(medium), Salmon Creek(easy), Ridgeline(easy)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 27, 2007]
pablodehammer
Weekend Warrior

Ridden on April 25th. Didn't do the Jedi section, but everything else was totally clear, a bit gloppy, and showing a bit of rutting already. This is without a doubt one of the best rides in the Oakridge area. Not to tough a climb, lots of varying terrain coming down the hill, a little side hilling, mild exposure, good views, good company, great on my Fuel with disk brakes.

Customer Service

Lots of different ways to do the same thing.

Similar Products Used:

Lawler, Larrison Creek, Middle Fork, etc., etc., etc.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 19, 2006]
will Ross
Racer

This was an awesome ride! I rode it the first day of Mt. Bike Oregon. I had a blast! There wasnt much climbing until the downhills started, and when we got there it was amazing, switchbacks all over. It was great!

Customer Service

i dont know, we took a shuttle to the trail then my uncle took us the wrong way so we had to double back and i was lost from there until we got back to camp. Im sure the bike shop in town knows.

Similar Products Used:

Larrison Rock, Heckle Tooth, Middle Fork

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 23, 2006]
Hagen
Cross Country Rider

I just rode the Alpine Trail at the MtBikeOregon event. Took a shuttle up to the top. Rode fire road for about a mile, then climbed another mile on singletrack, then WHABAMMMM!!!
The fun started. Tight ST through huge standing and fallen old growth trees. Tighter switchback downhill sections. A smooth and flowing ride anyone would enjoy.

Customer Service

I'm not totally positive, but go to the local bike store.

Similar Products Used:

Larrison Rock, Heckletooth

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
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