Sandy Ridge Follow the Leader Quid Pro Flow Loop Trail is a 12.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brightwood, OR that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
1717 Fabry Rd. SE Salem, OR 97306 503-375-5646
This trail system is amazing! I go every weekend and it has a lot of variety in trail.
This is a mountain bike only area
Easy, fun mountain biking trail. I crashed a few time, but it was still fun. The trail is around 15 miles with ascent around 3000 Ft and decent around the same.
The Sandy Ridge Full Tour is comprised of three different downhill runs and is an excellent way to see most of the trail system.
Starts with a pedal up Homestead Road to the lower trail-head to the upper kiosk.
First run: Jump on Follow the Leader (like eating dessert first!)and get your thrills on the very first run. Although it starts mellow with a few big boulders and a couple of scree fields, the excitement and challenge ramp up quickly after fording Little Joe Creek. From there, the trail drops 350 feet in the next mile with some exposure and big grade reversals.
At the bottom make a right and dump out to Homestead and pedal back up to the top.
The second helping will have your your legs and arms burning by then end. Tackle Rock Drop, a short climb to access Communication Breakdown. Settle in for a bit more pedaling - you'll be rewarded with a couple of stellar views and a steady descent to Quid Pro Flow. Frm here enjoy some jump action with big tables, rollers and a few hips.
Roll into Three Thirty Eight for a short connection to Two Turntables and a Microwave. Drop in off a shallow rock slab and then whip through a few tight berms. From there the trail stretches out and travels pretty fast into a big berms. The bottom portion of the trail is fast, loose and tight. Have fun and hang on tight!
Join Hide and Seek briefly above a major creek crossing. Check your speed before rumbling over the wet armored section that make a tight right hand turn into a bridge. From here, ride the Hide and Seek connector back out to Homestead Road.
Quite a ride to the top but well worth it. Has all kinds of features novice to expert.