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Level: Intermediate
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +56/619 ft
Total: 23 riders
 

Mountain Biking Dead Mountain Trail

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#297 of 316 mountain bike trails in Oregon
#4080 in the world

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.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water
  • No E-bikes permitted
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter
  • No Fee required
  • No Lift service
  • No Night riding allowed
  • No Pump track
  • No Restrooms
Getting there
From Oakridge go east on Salmon Creek Road to NF-2404. Follow up a mile or so. The trail head is on left.
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Dry (Sep 2, 2019)
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  • UneasyRider
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    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.

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  • watusi512
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    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!

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  • MarcS
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    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.

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  • tumbleweed14
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    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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