Dead Mountain Trail

4.00 out of 5
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↑ 200 ft
↓ 2,000 ft
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
2.8 miles of no-pedal downhill from the top. Sure you have to climb, but if you want some unadulterated, first rate xc-downhill dream track, ride this. Clean, clear, and not used that often, this short trail is extremely high on the fun factor.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (6)

Granny Gear

May 19, 2018
downhillr Granny Gear  
Review: If you take the whole trail it's 6 miles downhill, varied terrain soon starts out with a fairly long fun pump track section followed by some terrain following turns leading into narrow, smooth all-out downhill flying speed zone and then goes down following the creek to let you back out on the road to town... leading you right past the brewery/pub where you can have a brew, throw some darts, shoot pool and reminisce about your ride!


June 10, 2015
Review: The map direction on here will take you up a gravel road to the top of the trail. I don't know where it bottoms out at because I didn't get that far. The trail is really smooth and allows you to get up to some really fast speeds. There aren't a lot of hard turns so you're going relatively straight most of the time. I did run out of water at the bottom on a really hot and humid day, so the ride/hike back up to the top felt like it almost did me in. Don't ride down if you're not up for a 2 mile uphill climb.


August 10, 2014
watusi512 Trailblazer  
Review: Loved this!! We rode this as part of Oregon Adventures' "Triple" which also included Aubrey Meadows, and Larison Rock. Truly awesome and aesthetic, flowy downhill singletrack. It's one of my favorites I've done of the 1/2 dozen trails we've ridden at Oakridge so far. Sure it's short, but as part of the "Triple" it's a must do!

Similar Trail: Alpine


January 30, 2012
MarcS Doubletrack  
Review: I rode this trail on a cool but clear January day. I wouldn't exactly call it an "easy" ride up. It was a long, steady, at times steep grind uphill. Additionally, the lower section was wet and slippery, and the upper section was covered in washboard bumps from water having flowed over it recently.

Having said that, the ride was awesome. The gravel road is now gated, so you have to ride an extra 1/2--3/4 of a mile up an old logging road to reach the T.H. If you like to work for your fun, this ride is for you! The return is fairly fast. I extended the ride by exploring the logging roads at the upper T.H., and then by riding the North Salmon Creek Trail across Rd. 24 from the gate. All-in-all, I rode about 10 miles.

Similar Trail: Hardesty Mtn., Eula ridge, & Alpine Trail.

Granny Gear

July 12, 2011
senseney Granny Gear  
Review: A really fun trail! Just be sure to use some bug spray.


September 9, 2007
Review: This is one of my favorite trails even though it is only 2.8 miles long. A relatively easy climb and you are rewarded with some of the smoothest, fastest, and well groomed singletrack you can find. Only complaint is that it is too short. That, and if you are into obstacles then you are out of luck.

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