Timothy Lake Road
Trailhead Elevation: 1496 ft
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Start from the Ripplebrook Ranger station, where you can buy snacks and whatnot… 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 cross bike – a mountain bike isn’t necessary. If it’s summer, go for a swim, then ride back to Ripplebrook. An extra addition could be to go to 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/).