Come along for an incredible backcountry adventure few people find when traveling to Oakridge. Grasshopper: This trail demands respect. Only 11 miles, right? Guaranteed to be the most challenging 11 miles of your LIFE. Considering the trail had completely disappeared in large chunks, it took us a while to get this running. 2 years. Our efforts to open this up were worth it, we re-created a comprehensively beautiful ride that offers excellent opportunities for solitude and scenic views on your mountain bike. Your ride begins with a big uplift to the start of your day. Empty your bottles and hydration packs, as you’ll have the opportunity to fill up with Fresh Spring Water, straight from the source. Now get going, Grasshopper Mountain Trail travels east for about 11 miles through the Chucksney Mountain Roadless Recreation Area, our version of Mountain Biking Wilderness. Grasshopper follows the ridgeline, through huge meadows, jagged mountain tops, following some of the most primitive single track found in Oregon. This ride ends with a huge decent down to the valley floor cashing in a glorious 3,500’ feet. Is that it? Nope, we hop back in the van and shuttle back up to Box Canyon for a repeat of that sweet sweet decent. If you haven’t ridden here, consider it, it’s a side of Oakridge worth seeing!
Distance (per day)
Estimated Mileage: 16 Miles
Day Trip Includes:
- Guided tour on the “Secret” stash
- Shuttles and a FULL day of riding
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Over 2 Years and strong collaboration with our community and the Forest Service, we rehabilitated this trail to what it is today. To learn more about the history of this area and our relationship with this trail, check out the write up from EVO Here.