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black O'Leary Ridge Trail #3321

Trail

8.5 mile 13.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 857' 261 m
Descent: -3,582' -1,092 m
High: 5,096' 1,553 m
Low: 2,242' 683 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)

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Trail shared by Chris Bernhardt

Skinny singletrack deep in the woods with a stunning breakout view atop Macduff Mountain.

Chris Bernhardt

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Typically open late spring through fall. Check to see if the trail has been cleared of trees before departing. Lastly, only a fool would hike this west-to-east.

Description

The O'Leary Ridge Trail takes you deep, deep into the temperate coniferous forest of the Cascade Mountains. A stunning variety of wildflowers hug the narrow singletrack, with beargrass and shrubs hiding a never-ending parade of rocks and roots.

This trail is no stroll in the park; getting out there (and back) takes skill, fitness, a full pack, and the ability to keep one's cool when you realize a bad fall could mean a night in the woods. Your reward is sublime singletrack and mountain views.

The trail is best accessed via Trail #3549 (Olallie Trail) and traveled east-to-west, as the descent on the west end drops out from beneath you like you've just gone off a cliff.

If you are interested in hiking this trail as a shuttle, Horse Creek Lodge & Outfitters provides shuttles. More information can be found on their website or by calling 541-822-3243.

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