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Cache Mountain

Average Rating:    (1.71 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

About 2 miles long, and STEEP!!!!! During the summer, motorcyclists turn it into a 1' deep rut filled w/ sand, but the ride is still killer.
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Latitude
44.411589282258895
Longitude
-121.74722671508789
Trail Directions
Take Highway 20 west out of town. Drive about 30 minuits and turn off at Suttle Lake. Follow road towards Scout lake, and vere off to the left about 1 mile down the road. Follow for 2 miles, and take a SHARP right turn. Park by spur road about 5 miles farther(this is where you will come out) Then, ride up the hill toward Cache Mountain in the distance. As you go up, you will need to follow the roads around the false top and up the home stretch to the top.(notise a trail through the brush about 500 yards from the top, this is where you will drop in) I suggest you ride all the way to the top: a 360 degree view of the area is breath taking. By now you should have gone about 6 miles. Ride back down to trail head(unmarked) and drop in.
Trail Length
2 miles
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack
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Review Date
June 30, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Michael ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This trail was in horrible condition at the beginning of the summer. As described by others, there was so much blowdown it made it practically un-ridable due to the fact that you were always carrying your bike over logs. However, I took it upon myself to clear all the trees and debris from the trail. This trail is now VERY FAST single track. I wouldn't recommend this to a person who does not like going fast or one that lacks the skill to do so. There are still spots however where the manzanita has overgrown the trail. Hopefully I can get to clearing this soon as it makes it quite difficult to ride. So after reading this you can rest assured that the trail is completely ridable.

Recommended Route:
Don't waste time by riding your bike to the top, just ride with a friend and shuttle it makes your day much better. After doing this bomb the hell out of the single track, its so fun! Also, leave the bottom vehicle at suttle lake.



Comments
jjMarS (07/10/2012)
Thanks so much for the overview. I've registered for an XTERRA race in Sept. which is being held @ Suttle Lake (1k lake swim, 30k MTB ride from Suttle Lake to summit Cache Mt. and back to Suttle Lake, and ends with a 12k run which is (2) laps around the lake) and have attempted to summit twice but have failed to make the top (due to not finding the right fire road). Maybe I'm complicating my summit attempts i.e. the race indicates that it's a 10 mile ride to summit and an 8 mile ride back to Suttle Lake and both times that I've tried to summit I've followed roads in which I've hit the 10 mile mark and still several hundred feet from summit - so I've turned back to Suttle Lake. That said, can you be more specific in terms of the route that you take to summit? Thank you!!
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Review Date
August 16, 2009

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: wob66woss ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I rode this the other day. The forest road up to the summit of Cache Mountain is a nice aerobic climb not a lung buster. Finding the single track was a bit challenging and once on it there was a lot of blowdown and the trail is becoming over grown in some areas. It is a shame because it would be a great single track with excellent sweeping views. There are section that are rideable but be prepared to carry your bike over downed trees. I cleared a few impassable trees but it would take a dedicated effort get this trail up to ridable standards. At the bottom the trail on the south side of Scout Lake is unridable there is a trail on the north side that is passable and most of the trail to Dark lake can be ridden.



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Review Date
June 28, 2009

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: dvandenborn ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Unriddeable near Scout Lake due to blowdown, and lack of use. No trail markers. Could not find the trail after riding up to the forestry road. Waste of time.



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Review Date
March 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Tim , from Rickreall, OR

Summary:
Did this one in a race once. OK for a sigletrack due to the lack of such in many of the races around. All I remember is hail in August and dust a foot deep. Wish I would have brought my CR instead.

Recommended Route:
Start in parking lot, get in car and drive elsewhere.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
McKenzie River



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Review Date
July 17, 2001

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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4.50 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Kevin Lyons , from Redmond,OR USA

Summary:
From Scout Lake to Dark Lake was a hard uphill. Very steep but short lived. I found it difficult because the water had washed much of the soil away leaving exposed roots and holes unrideable uphill. The fallen timber had not been cleared out when I last rode either. Once to the road and the uphill climb to the top begins. It's a fairly simple climb. Uphill of course but never strenuous. If you don't mind grinding for a while, you will like this part of the ride. Now the views are spectacular. If you want to go sightseeing, drive your car though. The trail off the mountain has much to be desired. It's a washed out creekbed and downed trees galore. Overgrown brush and shrubs have all but closed the trail. There is no thrill in face-smacking and cut up arms and legs. Most of the time I was stopped to cross logs, walk under brush and take my time because there is no foresight. You get to see about 10 feet in front of you and then wallow in the brush. Not a good ride at all. Like I said, the only great thing about this ride is the conditioning from the climb and the view. Other than that, find another place to ride where you can have fun and enjoy some great single track.

Recommended Route:
As stated on the maps and the entry at the beginning.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Phil's Trail in Bend.



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