Oakridge Area Highlights
- Designated as an IMBA Ride Center.
- Great for all skill levels.
- Many trails start and end right in the city of Oakridge.
- Hone your skills in town at the Diamond Park Bicycle Skills area.
- Lift-served downhills at Willamette Pass.
Video by Colt & Jessee Maule
It seems the trails never end in Oakridge and maybe they dont. Hundreds of miles of single-track through the foothills of the central Cascade Mountains offer massive alpine rides for all skill levels, with close proximity to even more riding in the Willamette National Forest, and lift-served downhill rides at Willamette Pass. Oakridge has adopted the town as a trailhead concept, with close-to-town loops and a large volume of trails ending and originating within the city. It also offers variety: Dirt jumps and pump-track at Diamond Park give Oakridge additional riding options, and single-track ranges from easy river trail rides to long, ripping descents.
The International Mountain Bicycling Association named Oakridge one of its 11 IMBA Ride Centers, a prestigious designation that represents IMBAs Model Trail recognition for large-scale mountain bike facilities that offer something for every rider. The Oakridge community has put a noticeable effort into creating an atmosphere thats friendly and helpful for mountain bikers.
To learn more about how the community of Oakridge has been developing its mountain bike tourism, check out this short documentary video by Travel Oregon: Communities Powered by Travel: Oakridge, Oregon