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Sandy Ridge

Average Rating:    (4.64 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

Technical downhill, singletrack, bermed corners, some jump lines, it has it all! And it's not too far from Portland.
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Latitude
45.378919791880385
Longitude
-122.04523086547851
Trail Length
8+ and growing
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Sandy
State/Territory/Province
OR
Country
US
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Review Date
August 16, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Simonsenx ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This is a great trail network in the new flowy way of trail building that I am happy is taking off. Really just a fun fast, somewhat technical ride down the mountain. And fairly long compared to some of the trails I'm used in BC.

There is some climbing during the ride, something that I am not used too, but on second day when I was expecting it, it was fine.

Also, brought 5 year old daughter and wife, who had fun on the green runs at the bottom and then a picnic in the parking / picnic area.

Also really cool vibe with people enjoying beers and being stoked after the ride.

Recommended Route:
Ride to top of road and take Communication Breakdown - Quid Pro Flow - 338 - 2 turntables - Hide and Seek all the way down.

I rode this twice and stopped and did Flow motion the second day before continuing the climb, it was quite fun too if you have the energy.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hood river/Post Canyon looked good, but rode with family so hard to judge.



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Review Date
August 10, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: B42 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Lots of new trails each year at Sandy Ridge. As of now we have several higher speed flow trails, some great technical single track, and several "green" circles to learn on. Also some jump trails you won't find on the "official" maps but easily seen on the right side of the road heading up. Over 15 miles now not including the road up.

One of the best things around this trail system is that it's been built for year round bike activity. Even in the dead of winter and rain everything (so far) has stayed open. Brick armored corners, gravel in the worst areas, and lots of work by the trail crews from IMBA, BLM, and NWTA. Snow usually limits access to the top trails (good thing you can access them at half way points) during the middle of winter.

Recommended Route:
Fun and Flow driven?: Road to the top, Rock Drop -> Quid Pro Flow -> 338 climb to -> Two Turntables and a Microwave -> Hide and Seek all the way to the bottom.

Crave the technical? Road to the top, Follow the Leader -> Flow Motion -> Hide and Seek -> Climb the road at the crossing to (it's possible to jump out of H&S early so there is less climb just pull out when you get under the power lines) -> Little Monkey (hit the jump trails and stay right) -> connects to Hide and Seek to the parking lot.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Timberline to Town (gravity shuttle from Timberline Lodge).
The Glade Trail (gravity from Timberline faster trail than Timberline to Town).
Connect either of the above to Crosstown Trail and then on to Pioneer Bridal and ride all the way to Rhododendron.
Post Canyon (Hood River in the Spring and Fall).



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Review Date
August 23, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: CharChar ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Super sweet trails in this area, wicked downhill, and a decent crowd. If you're close to Mount Hood take the chance and go! It's worth the drive from Portland (not more than an hour) and is specifically made for mountain bikers (no horse hoof pot holes here and hikers.) It's too bad I came out here a bit late from being on a road trip, rushed looking at the trail map to save time, causing me to wind up taking the wrong way up the downhill course and didn't get the chance to enjoy it. Moreover, this trail has small tidbits for even beginner riders to have fun on.

Recommended Route:
Ride all the way up on the asphalt road (there'll be a gate block for cars can't miss it) and head downhill from there. It'll be a bit of a bloody climb, but it's the main way to enjoy the whole trail.



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Review Date
August 2, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: danielrichards ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I have ridden all over the NW and in Moab and this is one of my favorite trails. The crew maintaining and building this trail deserves alot of credit. The trail has great NW single track with roots and rocks as well as some amazingly fun engineered jumps and banked turns.

Recommended Route:
Ride the 3.5 miles to the top of and do the loop trail before riding Hide and Seek back down. After dropping out at the bottom ride the half mile or so up to Jump trail. Makes for a great day.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Nothing as good on Mt. Hood. Hood River is the best you can do outside of this trail.



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Review Date
July 15, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: gonesh9 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Really nice flowy trail, definitely appreciate it being mtb purpose-built.



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