Grasshopper is a stunning, remote, back country ridge top ride through some of the best terrain the Willamette has to offer. Super fun descents, scenic meadows, rocky ridge tops and lush old growth forests are hard to beat. Throw in a couple small, punchy creek crossings and you have a full day adventure on your hands.
Due to the remote location, Grasshopper doesn’t see a lot of tires – which makes it more primitive and serene than most trails in the area. Significant work was done on the trail by Trans-Cascadia in recent years – and tour companies have been offering guided tours.
Most people climb up the Grasshopper Meadow trail to start their ride, which can cut off a lot of climbing.