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Trail difficulty
BLUE
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
Loop
Distance
10.00 mi (16.09 km)
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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. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Fast, twisty, endless downhill.

Cons

Long climb. Downhill eventually ends.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Trailhead Elevation

1,175.00 ft (358.14 m)

Net Elevation Gain

2,232.00 ft (680.31 m)

Address

OR-58
48362
Oakridge, OR 97463
United States

Features

Bird watching
Wildlife
Old-growth forest

Suitable for

Hiking
Horseback

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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