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Goodman Trail

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No. of Reviews: 5

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Latitude
43.850003116611
Longitude
-122.66630172729492
Trail Directions
Oakridge exit off I-5, Take Hwy 58 exactly 21 mi. to large dirt turn-out on right. Trail begins on NE corner of turn-out.
Trail Length
8 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Oakridge
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 5, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: umarth ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great trail. From a technical standpoint, a person can probably get over everything, depending on how their legs are holding up, but there are still challenges on a regular basis, ranging from tight and steep switchbacks, rocky areas, several roots that take some speed and good planning to crawl through.

I don't know the starting elevation, but it is pretty low, and if you go all the way up Eagle's Crest (and you should) you'll pop out for a great overlook around 3k feet. I'm guessing a 2k climb at least and I did the ride with a rigid SS and only had to stop fifteen times or so on the way up because I thought I'd get a heart attack.

The trail is well groomed- no brambles to slash up your arms and legs and very low chance of picking up poison oak.

Recommended Route:
Go east on 58 from I-5. When you pass the 20 mile marker start looking for Goodman Creek Road (about a half miles past the marker). When you see the road, the parking lot is the next right. I recommend riding all the way up to Eagle's Crest before the bomb back down. Stop and say hi to all the hikers.

The Goodman Creek is a good place to swim, so bring a change of clothes so you can get down and then throw yourself into the water at the end.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Northshore/Eugene-Crest/Alpine/Tire Mountain. Goodman is only open for riding when it is dry and is nearer Eugene than any of the other excepting Northshore, which is a prime place to get poison oak and slashed to death by brambles.



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Review Date
March 10, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: supersnax ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I've ridden this three or four times. Really dig it.

Recommended Route:
Thought I'd post my own route for it: If you go back down the highway about a hundred yards, you can go up Goodman Creek Road. Not a bad climb, three miles or so - it makes for a quick way up so that you can bomb down the trail and not repeat yourself.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
If you're looking for even more riding, you can take the road up ten more miles and you get to Eagles's Rest.



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Review Date
September 29, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: mjg7752003 ,  Cross Country Rider , from Springfield, Or

Summary:
I have ridden this trail twice and really enjoy it! I think i will make it my regular workout trail. This trail probably doesnt have much to offer to the "hard core" types...but if your like me and enjoy the peace and serenity of riding through old growth forests that has enough of an uphill slant to get your heart beating at a good pace then this trail is for you. This trail is 4.5 miles one way. It took me 62 minutes to ride to the top and 41 minutes to come back down...for those of you that are not interested in going up you can shuttle to the top.

Recommended Route:
bottom to top and then back.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
South Willamette



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Review Date
September 18, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: TH , from Eugene

Summary:
I place this trail in an intermediate category...roots, rocks, and switchbacks, but only where you want to see them least often, on the steep uphill stuff. I endo-ed twice but still had a riot. Definitely beautiful!

Recommended Route:
For a good workout ride bottom to top, for relaxation, start at the top and let her loose!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Dont miss McKenzie river trail, america's ultimate trail ride, and Waldo Lake trail (only in late summer)



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Review Date
August 2, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: j

Summary:
100% single track, rolling terrain through old growth forrest. Trail has several tight switch-back turns, and a couple of creek crossings. I did this ride on a Tuesday and encountered only 2 hikers. Trail was well maintained and clearly marked. Moderate difficulty (could have been harder, but constantly waiting on Guz).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mckenzie River Trail, Waldo Lake



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