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Mary's Peak- North Ridge

Average Rating:    (4.69 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 16

A very technical trail that almost feels like the north shore. Not too steep but with some tough switchbacks and technical sections and great dropoffs. This trail is the best in the area by far. East ridge is also nic e but shorter and not as difficult.
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Latitude
44.5322482783948
Longitude
-123.54503631591797
Trail Directions
Drive either from Philomath up Woods Creek road to get to the bottom and ride up, or you can drive up the highway from philomath to the top of Mary's and ride down, then up. Riding up first is reccomended because after coming down you will not want to ride up.
Trail Length
5 miles (down only)
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Philomath
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Review Date
September 7, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jaewannabe ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a great trail, don't do like i did and not read any of these reviews before you go. I parked at Conner's camp, rode down the road to Woods creek access and then up the North Ridge trail. Wow, i would love to meet the guys who can ride up that without walking some of the spots. Wouldn't recommend this, especially when its wet, lots of roots and they are slick as snot. Fun trail, dry would be better.

Recommended Route:
Park at Woods Creek access! Not at Conner's Camp. Ride road past gate to Conner's camp and then up East trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Blackrock
Dallas Ridgeline
Dan's trail
Silver Creek Falls
Shellburg falls( logging has closed some for now)



Comments
mtnram (08/23/2010)
We ride up North Ridge from the bottom all the time. I have cleaned every move on the trail, but not all at once. There two particular sections that I can make only a small percentage of the time.
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Review Date
July 26, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: fselker ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Beautiful, fun trail. Big root challenges along an excellent and pretty trail. Not hard to hop off and walk the ones you don't want to ride, but also good expert-level challenges for those wanting it. I don't think I'd want to ride this wet - those roots would be slick. We rode up East trail (great, fun climb) and then down this. It's a big climb, but whole loop only takes something like 2-3 hours, so didn't rate too hard. Also, if you aren't expert you can still have fun on this - just walk a dozen or two dozen short sections.

Recommended Route:
Up road and East, then down North, cross gravel road and continue down on extension trail.



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Review Date
January 22, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: tdogbiker ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail kicks butt! There are definitely some technical areas that most will need to walk, but there are a few spots where a rider can be callenged and want to try. There are also some technical areas where the trail is ridable, but the penalty for failure could be costly (exposure makes some spots a little sketchy). This was probably the most technical trail I had been on before visiting Moab and doing Porcupine Rim, Slickrock, etc. We rode the trail in June and it was in great shape. This is one of my favorite local trails, along with the McKenzie River Trail.

Recommended Route:
Park @ gate at the end of Woods Creek Rd and go up the gravel road until you reach the Eastridge Trail. Take Eastridge to top of the peak (nice views from the tower) then go down the Northridge Trail back to the gate.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
McKenzie River Trail (1.5 hours from Corvallis)
Waldo Lake Trail & Lemish Lake Trail (2.25 hours away from Corvallis)
Black Rock in Falls City (40 minutes from Corvallis)
Bend area trails (2 hours from Corvallis)
McDonald and Dunn Forests (10 minutes from Corvallis) There are tons of awesome trails in the McDonald and Dunn Forests in Corvallis. Lots of smooth singletrack and enough technical stuff to make most happy!
Let me know if you are looking to come and ride in Corvallis.



Comments
geosan (08/22/2009)
hey tdog,

where are the technical trails in Corvallis?

Thanks!
renispresley (09/01/2009)
Everywhere in the Macdunn! Go up there off from the saddle or from oak creek, or soap creek and ride and you will find them. Look for trails and ride them or walk them, there are awesome technical trails all over the place but they are not on any map you can get on the internet. I used to think there were no trails as well till I took the time and met the right folks. Be respectful and enjoy.
geosan (04/11/2010)
cool.. thanks. let me know if you ever want to ride.
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Review Date
June 12, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: gonegator ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I can't believe that I rode this for the first time after living in Oregon for 15 years. Rode on 6/10/07 in a pretty solid downpour with a couple of friends. Went up the East ridge to the summit (sweet climb with a couple of nice pitches and fun root moves), put the headphones on and let it rip.

The roots on this descent were super slippery, like my ex's tongue after a women's rugby party. Nuff said. Bailed a couple of moves, but might have pulled it off on a dry day. This was one of the most fun rides I have done and as good as Moon Point, Crawfish, Lawler, or about any other up and down in Western Oregon. Can't wait to go again.

Recommended Route:
Ride up East Ridge, Down North Ridge, seems like a no-brainer. North Ridge would be difficult to ride up.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mac Forest has a lot of trails



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Review Date
June 5, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: johnstoc ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Awesome trail. 3000 feet of elevation, rocky, rooty, technical fun. Most parts are rideable (maybe all if you've got skillz) and a blast to come down. You are descending a tight, steep, technical, singletrack trail from the highest peak in the coast range.

Get a map of the area at peak sports and bring a compass, plenty of water, and food.

Recommended Route:
Drive up woods creek road to the gate. Ride gravel road to conners camp, ride east ridge trail to the parking lot, go out to the summit (across the meadow) for lunch and a break, ride the north ridge trail down.

If you are lame, you can drive a car up to the parking lot and ride down.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
McDonald forest...



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