Sandy Ridge Trail System
Salem District | OR
Season Dates: 1/1 - 12/31
USER NOTICE: Timber harvest on private lands in the vicinity of Sandy Ridge will begin on May 6th. Homestead Road/USFS 14 will be actively used for timber haul during the summer of 2013. Active hauling (up to 20 loads per day) will take place on non-holiday weekdays, primarily between the hours of 6 am and 4 pm daily. Users should consider using the system outside of the affected hours. Those visiting during the week should exercise extreme caution and utilize the designated bike lane.
The partially completed Sandy Ridge Trail System provides new trail opportunities specifically designed for mountain bikers in the foothills of the Cascade Range. Located on a ridge just west of Mount Hood and above the Sandy River, the trail system winds through a typical Western Oregon forest of Douglas-fir, western hemlock, western red cedar, and various hardwood species.
Trail construction is still ongoing- please stay out of closed construction areas. Once finished, the system will contain more than 15 miles of single-track trail and provide a variety of difficulty levels. The system was designed and built with assistance from the International Mountain Biking Association and Antfarm YouthCore with the intention of providing a high quality mountain biking experience. Input was also solicited from user groups and local stakeholders during the multi-year Sandy River Basin planning process. Download the Updated Sandy Ridge Trail System Map and Guide for more information.
Trail users must stay on designated trails. The trail system is located outside the southern boundary of the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit. Entering the Management Unit is strictly prohibited and punishable under federal law. Staying on designated trails ensures compliance with this order.
Photos courtesy of Josh Kling/Western Rivers Conservancy, Tim Zimmerman and Shane Wilson/IMBA.
From the east side of Sandy, head east on US Highway 26 (Mount Hood Highway) for 11.4 miles. Turn left on Sleepy Hollow Dr soon after a large sign indicating a left turn for Marmot. NOTE: This will be the second turn-off for Sleepy Hollow Rd. Once on Sleepy Hollow, go 0.3 miles and turn right on E. Barlow Trail Rd and over the Sandy River. After 1 mile on E. Barlow Trail Rd, look for a gate blocking Homestead Rd/2-6E-23 on your left. Trails intersect with the paved Homestead Rd north of the gate.