Sandy Ridge

Mileage: Varies
Climbing: ~1200′ to the top of Hide n’ Seek
PDF Trail Map

If you like fun, Sandy Ridge is for you. These are purpose-built mountain bike trails for all skill levels. You’ll find rocks and roots and berms and tables, but you’ll also find beautiful, flowy singletrack. Sandy Ridge is an amusement park for athletes. It makes me happy. You should ride it, unless you hate fun, in which case you should go ride the doubletrack of the Deschutes River Trail.

Sandy Ridge trails are directional. Trust me. You may feel affronted by this, but you do not want to ride the singletrack the wrong way into the bombing downhill crowd.

You’ll climb a gated road for 30-60 minutes to access the trail system. At the top, you have several options. Try Hide n’ Seek for your first run, and see how you feel about upping the tech factor with the harder trails.

If you have the time and the legs, you can probably ride the entire trail system in 4 hours. It’s not a huge area, but the fun factor is huge and worth revisiting again and again.

Driving Directions: Leave Hood River via Highway 35. Drive 60.4 miles and take a right on Sleepy Hollow Road. Take a right on E. Barlow Trail Road, and follow the road a short distance to the trailhead.

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