Home  >>Trails >> United States Trails >>Oregon >>

Lat: Lng:

Hagg Lake Trail

Average Rating:    (3.31 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 48

14.5 mile. Trial goes completely around the lake. Sometimes veers onto the road. Varied terain, from mud to paved. Some steep clilmbs, but none very long. Nice scenery. Go for a swim afterwards.
discuss this trail in the Oregon forum >>
post pictures of this trail >>
search for trail pictures >>

This trail doesn't have any Longitude and Latitude data for the map. Participate and drag the red marker to the correct location.
Enter a Starting Point (City, State, or Landmark)


[X]Cancel
Latitude
45.47554027158593
Longitude
-123.20343017578125
Trail Directions
Just a few miles outside of Forest Grove. Go south-west and look for the Hagg Lake turn-off off of the main highway.
Trail Length
15
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Forest Grove
   


Sort Reviews by:  Latest Review | Best Rating
Reviews 1 - 5 (48 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
May 20, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: congacat ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Beautiful scenery, even when it is raining! Looks like a rain forest in spots. Varied terrain but gets challenging when it is wet. If you like to practice climbing up slick/muddy inclines, this one is great. The signage is sparse so easy to get off on dead end side trails that end up at some fishing hole. If you explore it enough, there are alot of great trails - intermediate when dry, more advanced when wet..

Recommended Route:
Clockwise around the lake; you'll have to take the road a few times to get around bridges, and the dam. If you watch carefully, you can get back on the trail after a short distance (the trail entrances from the road are marked fairly well).



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
January 21, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

Visitors rate this review
5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: emok66 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
A lot of negativity seems to surround this trail but I've been an avid Hagg Lake rider for about 6 years now. Lots of ups and down, but nothing severe. Fairly aerobic ride when visibility is high, but in the spring/early summer, tunneled in with blackberry bushes. People are not kidding about this: sleeves or scars. Personally in my 60+ times I've done the loop I have never had poison oak problems, but with the moist conditions, it seems logical.

Counter-clockwise: there is one spot where the bridge has been out for a loooong time and you'll have to re-route or carry the bike down a steep hill (unridable conditions). Pay attention to the signs.

Definitely a lot of families and fishermen out there in the summer so watch out. They have a tendency to setup right in the middle of the trail and act indignant when you ride up on them.

Recommended Route:
I'd say either way. Clockwise is popular and you are less likely to do a header into someone.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Browns Camp (Hwy 6, past Banks) and Rocky Point (Scappoose) are my other favorites.



Comments
Willride (06/09/2011)
There has been a lot of trail work at Hagg since the 2010-2011 winter. A new bridge and trail reroute are in place that opened up a mile or more of previously closed dry singletrack. There was also significant drainage work that took out most of the big muddies and created better flow. These were NW Trail Alliance and Columbia River Mountain Biker volunteer projects. Contact the NWTA Trail Steward (on their web page) if you want to help out. It never hurts to pack a pair of clippers to trim back some blackberry bushes when you take a ride break. Hagg is a regional great resource. This is a round the lake 15 mile loop that runs through meadows, forest, rolling hills,... without significant elevation change. You can go swimming in clean water to cool off. You can do out and backs as well as jump out on the road if you want a shorter ride. There are bike washing facilities at both boat ramps. And, the trail is open to mountain bikers year round. There is poison oak, just like every other trail in the NW. Just stay on the trail, watch where you sit and you will have no problem. The best time to ride on weekends is in the morning before hikers get out there. Any time on a weekday is clear.
Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
September 1, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: Frisbeegreg ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I started out at the gravel parking lot just after you cross the dam. The trail starts on the right side of the road about 200 yards past the parking lot. I rode in a clockwise direction and the total distance was around 14 miles. The ride was great with lots of singletrack through the trees and some short steep climbs to get the heart rate up. Most of the trail is well maintained but portions are not very well marked. I made a couple of wrong turns at some unmarked intersections and ended up on the lakeshore. The trail is totally dry this time of year. I will return for another ride as soon as possible.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
June 6, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: jbruxer ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Who knew that Hagg lake would be so beautiful?!? Started out at boat launch area "C" and took the clockwise path. The west end was rather overgrown and not well maintained, but this was only for a couple miles. Once past the marsh, the trails were pretty clear and dry. Watch out for blackberry bushes and mud holes if its been raining. Depending on how fast you ride, and what the conditions are like, I would anticipate being there for at least 3 hours.

Recommended Route:
Clockwise



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
April 3, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: bschwantk ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A very fun trail if you're not allergic to poison oak. Watch out if you are. I am and was destroyed by the stuff. Pretty fun trail though. The blackberries were a little bad, just a few scratches were worth the awesome blackberry lunch half way through. So august is an awesome time to go if you do. Winter sucked. Weird clay that packs into your tires and literally stops you in your tracks.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.
Reviews 1 - 5 (48 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

MTBR on Facebook