Timothy Lake Road
Trailhead Elevation: 1496 ft
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Start from the Ripplebrook store, where you can buy snacks and what not… Then proceed up the climb to Timothy Lake. The road is often gravel and mostly next to a lovely strong river. There is free camping along the road as well as many smaller trails that need to be ridden. When you get to Timothy Lake the loop trail around it is really fun and rideable on a road or CX bike. Mountain bike isn’t necessary. If it’s summer – go for a swim, then ride back to Ripplebrook. An extra addition could be to combine in Bagby Hot Springs which while a paved road – is very low traffic. There are many campgrounds nearby. Combine with Timothy Lake Loop (http://rideoregonride.com/mountain-biking/timothy-lake-loop/).