: Anthony Smith / Bike Magazine


You don’t have to be a mountain biker to like Oakridge — but kudos if you are.

This thickly forested wonderland sits at the western foot of the Cascades and features hundreds of miles of singletrack trails. There are also hiking, horseback riding and special motorcycle and snowmobile trails. For anglers, there’s excellent trout fishing. And you can’t go wrong with a visit to the hot springs or local brewery.

Trip Ideas

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  • Small-Town Charm, Big-Mountain Riding
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Inspiring Trips in Oakridge

Magical Moments in the Cascades
Weekend in Westfir and Oakridge
Cycle Oregon Spotlight: Oakridge
Immerse Yourself at the Westfir Lodge
Mountain Bike Oregon
Trans Cascadia

Don't Miss in Oakridge

Oakridge-Westfir Trails
Brewers Union Local 180
McCredie Hot Springs
Willamette Mountain Mercantile
Deep Woods Distillery
Lee’s Gourmet Garden
Office Bridge
Diamond Creek Falls

Ask Oregon

Where should we hike and mountain bike — and avoid crowds?

It sounds like you have quite the adventure planned! That is so exciting. I recommend checking out Summer Lake Hot Springs. It’s a little out of the way — about two hours southeast of Bend — but I find it less crowded, beautiful, and very peaceful. On your way over from Portland, I’d also suggest stopping along the way…

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