Alpine Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.70 out of 5
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Intermediate
20.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 8,000 ft
↓ 7,900 ft
1,086
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Fantastic singletrack groomed for speed and beauty. Often called the "Crown Jewel" of the Oakridge area, home of "Mountain Bike Oregon". The views are stunning, and the trail is damn near perfect singletrack. Climb the mountain to earn your reward, or shuttle it for maximum fun factor. Shuttles are also available for purchase in town. Almost endless loop possibilities for all skill levels.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Can you drive to the top -Guest

A: yes!!

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Reviews (24)
 

Bunny Hop

August 31, 2018
dylanm Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Shuttle the Alpine trail when you get the chance. A 1-2 hour long ride down the mountain, crossing meadows and deep rushing creeks. It's a very scenic destination to ride and offers a pure single track experience. There aren't free ride features or any obvious jumps but the speed and steepness means you can find some air. Even doing Alpine alone means you'll do some decent climbing. The top of this trail feels like another planet - a rocky valley surrounded by mountainous vistas. You feel like you're in Survivorman if you stop for a little. The majority of the ride will be flying down this varied trail surface over armored rock piles, smooth dirt, and off camber turns. Keep off the pedals and keep your weight centered and focus on leaning the bike gently to rail the corners. Sliding and skidding here could easily get you seriously hurt or killed so trust that the trail will get you moving. There's often no need to pedal. Other trails like Hardesty could be included in a trip to Oakridge to get more freeride features. I bet Alpine would be perfect for an XC/trail rider who doesn't always need large features. The trail is a tad overrated because of how rough and fast it is - sometimes it just barrels downhill over roots and rockfalls in a straight line where any mtb-specific trail might flow and turn to make use of the elevation. You might find yourself at very high speed here, with no berms to catch you. Respect this trail or get sent off a cliff.

Similar Trail: Catamount Trail

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Trailblazer

October 17, 2017
 
Review: This trail is highly rated for several reasons. The old growth forest and alpine views are epic by themselves. When you factor in the loamy dirt, occasional stream crossing, majestic meadows and mountain air... it's a MUST RIDE if you are in Central Oregon. Heck, maybe if you're in the western USA...

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Singletrack


June 7, 2017
Fit4Life28 Singletrack  
 
Review: As the description says "Crown Jewel" this trail was amazing. Taking the shuttle to the top then riding down made for a really fun day and would be doable by most intermediate riders and even for someone that's not in the best shape physically. Lots of nice views, beautiful forest scents, fast flowing turns, multiple bail out points to forest service road if needed, and overall ear to ear smiles as you go. This is a must do for anyone visiting the area.

Similar Trail: Tire Mountain

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Epic


July 13, 2016
John Fisch Epic  
 
Review: This trail is everything it is reputed to be. I found it to be one of the more 'scary' trails I've ridden, not because it's steep or technical or has challenging features (it really has none of that except some mild exposure), but because it has stretches that invite sooooo much speed even though the woods are sooooo tight. I'ts easy to reach uncomfortable speeds, especially because there may be a sudden tight switchback that leaps out at you without warning. The dark woods also play with visibility. The trail is a gem, loaded with different types of challenges than the ones we normally think of.

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Bunny Hop

June 13, 2016
 
Review: It sorta feels like you're pedaling through a fairytale. The smells, the views, everything is awesome. The Jedi section just below Kate's is my personal favorite.

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Bunny Hop

October 6, 2015
ducklover3 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Crown jewel of Oakridge by far best day ride is the ATCA ride

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Trailblazer

September 5, 2015
 
Review: Has to be the jem of Oakridge, Or when you add ATCA (Alpine,Coverpath,TireMtn,Alpine) you have a epic ride a must ride if your in Oakridge

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Singletrack


August 24, 2015
 
Review: Suuuuuuper fun trail. It was very dry and dusty when I rode it, but not as dusty as the trails in Bend.

I took the Oregon Adventures shuttle to Katie's Cut-In which takes you to the highest point of the ride. There is a fair amount of climbing during the ride down, but nothing too long or too steep.

There isn't much in the way of technical trail features. Very few (if any) roots and a handful of rocks. There are some steep and tight switchbacks though.

You can get going really fast if you let off the brakes, just watch the turns!

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Gramcounter

June 10, 2015
 
Review: I took the shuttle for $25 from Oregon Adventures/Mountain Bike Oregon who were really friendly and gave us some good info about the trail. On a hardtail, this trail was pretty intense and a little rough during some parts. I did get up to some pretty crazy speeds but becasue my bike couldn't take the rough patches I had to slow down a lot. There is more climbing than I expected after taking a shuttle up the mountain, but it's not too difficult.

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Gramcounter

January 27, 2017
 
Review: You may also take the "Cogwild" Tour Shuttle Van for the same price leaving from the "Willamette Mountain Mercantile Bike shop" in the town of Oakridge each day or contact us at the "Wesfir Lodge" where the parking lot is located and the shuttle departs after parking your car each day and the bottom.. http://www.cogwild.com/shuttles http://oakridgebikeshop.com http://westfirlodge.com

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Singletrack


May 3, 2015
 
Review: Alpine is to Oakridge what Porcupine Rim is to Moab except for very one unique difference, SHADE! Maybe saw the sunlight like 5 times while the rest is under tree cover. For trail riding, Alpine pretty much has everything you want. A couple things I didn't expect: as much climbing and break neck speeds. I mean I knew there was some climbing and pedal sections, but it was more than I thought, but nothing sustained. And I knew it was mostly downhill, but on some of those long straight-a-ways you could just open up the barrels. If it is speed you are looking for, just be careful coming up on those turns. Many of the switchbacks are very tight and you could easily bake it. Great trail and much love to Oregon Adventures for the boost.

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Alpine Trail MTB Trail 4.70 out of 5 based on 24 ratings. 24 user reviews.
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