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Gordon Lakes Trail

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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
7.2 miles
Elevation
2492'
Rating
Forecast

Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Trail Reports

  • Marc Fortier November 4, 2018 at 9:14 amAbout 8 trees down, and they'll probably keep piling up during the winter :)
  • Marc Fortier October 22, 2018 at 5:29 pmOh, Weiderman Trail was really overgrown, and I couldn't find Soapgrass Mountain trail
  • Marc Fortier October 22, 2018 at 5:28 pmDid this for the first time a week ago. Started on the West end, where it begins as an old road, but soon turns into a narrow pack animal trail climb. Some techy bits, and lots of HAB : better in the downhill direction, but the only easy way to access the rest of the trail, where awesomeness occurs at around the 1 mile mark as you enter old growth forest. Mostly rolling up and down after this, with some fun rocky sections. One onerous HAB up a hillside, but mostly great stuff. Enjoy the lakes at the end. It's in the middle of nowhere, but I did it as a ~40 mile loop starting at Tombstone Pass (where you get to start with 10+ miles of downhill singletrack on the Santiam Wagon Road)
 

Trail Description

Gordon Lakes Trail has yet to be ridden by the team at BendTrails, as we were busy working on other areas in the region last summer. Yet you can find a lovely write-up at the Dirt Magnet. Sounds like a rugged, scenic trail with an optional lake plunge. You will find Gordon Meadows trail at about the halfway point along Gordon Lake Trail. Soapgrass Mountain trail #3390 and Weiderman Trail #3396 both connect to Gordon Lakes trail, but were recently DE-Commisisoned by the USFS. If they look promising, we are hoping to get them re-opened. Many thanks to the photos in this gallery from Eric Brown (the Dirt Magnet).

Trail Photos

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Trail Reports » Gordon Lakes

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  1. Marc Fortier says:

    About 8 trees down, and they’ll probably keep piling up during the winter :)

  2. Marc Fortier says:

    Did this for the first time a week ago. Started on the West end, where it begins as an old road, but soon turns into a narrow pack animal trail climb. Some techy bits, and lots of HAB : better in the downhill direction, but the only easy way to access the rest of the trail, where awesomeness occurs at around the 1 mile mark as you enter old growth forest. Mostly rolling up and down after this, with some fun rocky sections. One onerous HAB up a hillside, but mostly great stuff. Enjoy the lakes at the end. It’s in the middle of nowhere, but I did it as a ~40 mile loop starting at Tombstone Pass (where you get to start with 10+ miles of downhill singletrack on the Santiam Wagon Road)

    1. Marc Fortier says:

      Oh, Weiderman Trail was really overgrown, and I couldn’t find Soapgrass Mountain trail

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