Larison Rock Loop

Willamette Foothills, Oregon

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  • This section of the Larison Rock Trail perches on the spine of a forested ridge.- Larison Rock Loop
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  • The climb is long, but not too steep.- Larison Rock Loop
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  • The lower section of Larison Rock Trail is lush and mossy.- Larison Rock Loop
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Pros: 
Fast, twisty, endless downhill.
Cons: 
Long climb. Downhill eventually ends.
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Region:
Willamette Foothills, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
2,232.00 ft (680.31 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for: 
Hiking
Biking
Horseback
Trail difficulty: 
Blue
Total Distance: 
10.00 mi (16.09 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
1,175.00 ft (358.14 m)
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Larison Rock Trail is one of the classic downhills in the Oakridge area. This narrow singletrack trail drops over 2,000 feet in under 4 miles, mostly following a forested ridge just south of town. If you use a shuttle on this ride, count on getting to the bottom well before your driver does. If you want to ride Larison Rock as a loop, the climb to the top is long but not particularly punishing since it is on a paved forest road.

Although there are no expansive views on this trail, the scenery is gorgeous if you bother to take a break from the nonstop descent. The ride starts in open forest, with plenty of Oregon grape as ground cover and the occasional madrone standing by. Keep an eye out for the elusive pileated woodpecker, which is present in the area. Once you drop off the northern slope of the ridge for the final precipitous approach to the bottom trailhead, the canopy closes in and the trail cuts a brown ribbon through a dense carpet of moss. 

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