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Oregon Ridge Park

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Length


4.4 Miles 7.0 Kilometers


523' 160 m

Ascent

-524' -160 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

632' 193 m

High

358' 109 m

Low

Shared By Moe Myint

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Hop into Oregon Ridge Park for a forested respite from urban life.

Moe Myint

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Overview

This hike is a modified loop that combines Loggers Trail, Ivy Hill Trail, and Lake Trail. Along the loop, enjoy great views and a good bit of exercise. In summertime, the park offers an art and wine festival, so you can pencil in your hike for the morning and enjoy the wine festival in the afternoon.

Need to Know

There are several stream crossings, but water levels are normally low. As such, waterproof footwear is generally not needed.

Description

Start from the parking lot and hike toward the Nature Center, then cross the bridge and turn right onto the red-blazed Loggers Trail. Turn right at the following T-intersection. In mid-July, keep your eyes peeled for a bunch of wild red berries growing just a few feet from the intersection. In less than a quarter mile, you'll cross a path over a gas pipeline to find the Shortcut Trail.

Turn right onto the white-blazed Shortcut Trail. After only a few minutes, the trail converges with the yellow-blazed Ivy Hill Trail.

Follow the Ivy Hill Trail for less than a quarter mile before crossing another pipeline path and descending the hill to hit a junction with the S. James Campbell Trail. Take a left and hike up to the hill to see a small pond, take a water/snack break, and enjoy the pleasant view.

When you're ready to continue on, head back on the trail to the junction and take a left onto the S. James Campbell Trail. This yellow-blazed trail will cross Baisman Run four times as it ascends a hill for less than a mile or so.

After eventually crossing another pipeline path, bear right onto the Loggers Trail at the following junction. The old ski slope will be on your right, which affords beautiful views of the Hunt Valley.

Now descending a hill, continue hiking along the Logger Trail to cross another pipeline path and reach a large junction.

At the junction, look for the orange-blazed Lake Trail. Follow the orange-blazed trail to cross a bridge and head uphill, with the lake on your right side, to end near the parking lot where you started.

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Jan 6, 2019
S So
Oregon Ridge. Muddy after a rain. Need waterproof hiking books. Had 3 river crossings. Some elevation climbs. Couple long slow hills. Love it! 3.4mi
Nov 12, 2018
Olivia Sheppe
Jul 2, 2018
S So
Oregon Ridge full Loop. Couple river crossings & couple slow hill climbs. Mostly in trees so even on dreadful hot day like today it was doable. 3.8mi
Jun 8, 2018
Erica Mater
Apr 14, 2018
David Q
Mar 3, 2018
Becky Crosby
Nov 23, 2017
Ben Prevas
4.4mi
Sep 28, 2017
Cynthia Anders

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