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Level: Intermediate
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,316/ -1,497 ft
Total: 197 riders

Mountain Biking Sandy Ridge

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#6 of 306 mountain bike trails in Oregon
#154 in the world

The Sandy Ridge Full Tour is comprised of three different downhill runs and is an excellent way to see most of the trail system.

Starts with a pedal up Homestead Road to the lower trail-head to the upper kiosk.

First run: Jump on Follow the Leader (like eating dessert first!)and get your thrills on the very first run. Although it starts mellow with a few big boulders and a couple of scree fields, the excitement and challenge ramp up quickly after fording Little Joe Creek. From there, the trail drops 350 feet in the next mile with some exposure and big grade reversals.

At the bottom make a right and dump out to Homestead and pedal back up to the top.

The second helping will have your your legs and arms burning by then end. Tackle Rock Drop, a short climb to access Communication Breakdown. Settle in for a bit more pedaling - you'll be rewarded with a couple of stellar views and a steady descent to Quid Pro Flow. From here enjoy some jump action with big tables, rollers and a few hips.

Roll into Three Thirty Eight for a short connection to Two Turntables and a Microwave. Drop in off a shallow rock slab and then whip through a few tight berms. From there the trail stretches out and travels pretty fast into a big berms. The bottom portion of the trail is fast, loose and tight. Have fun and hang on tight!

Join Hide and Seek briefly above a major creek crossing. Check your speed before rumbling over the wet armored section that make a tight right hand turn into a bridge. From here, ride the Hide and Seek connector back out to Homestead Road.

And now for the finale!

Turn left and pedal up a short distance to the Flow Motion connector. Take a right and pedal up a bit and then bear right again.

Ready for some fun? Charge down Flow Motion, a trail with incredible soil and more than fifteen berms. The trail drops 275 feet through a Douglas Fir and Hemlock forest.

Finish the ride by transitioning to long carving tuns of lower Hide and Seek.

Previous Description:

Three trails have been completed so far for a total of about five miles. Hide and Seek is an intermediate, four-mile descent dropping from an elevation of 2,280 feet to 1,120 with roots, rocks,rollers and jumps built into the trail. Laura's Loop is a 0.75-mile beginner circuit near the gate with smooth, easy trails but some moderate inclines. The Three Thirty Eight loop at the top is about 2.25 miles and features advanced and intermediate terrain.

First added by elevationoffroad on Aug 22, 2010. Last updated Nov 29, 2022. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: no
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: yes
  • Fee required: no
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Getting there
From Sandy, go east on U.S. 26 for 11.4 miles.Turn left on the second turnoff for Sleepy Hollow Drive, across from the Windells camp. Take the second right onto East Barlow Trail Road.After one mile look for a locked gate on your left and park. This is Homestead Road. Trails intersect with Homestead Road about three miles up the paved road. Cars do not need a Northwest Forest Pass to park.
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Rider questions

Q: Free parking?
A: Yes

Q: I'll be out there next week and get to ride one day. Locals recommendations on trail order(best to start, most fun, etc.) any Suggs will be much appreciated!!!!
A: For me I like to do flow motion into lower hide and seek and then Laura's loop which going on to the trail to the bottom. Its fun. A lap around homestead loop for a warm up and to make sure everything feel good on the bike.