Foley Ridge Trail

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Foley Ridge Trail is a 14.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Blue River, Oregon that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,368 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

trail running

views

bugs

snow

Directions from McKenzie Bridge: Travel east on Hwy. #126 about 0.25 miles to Foley Ridge Road (#2643.) Take Road #2643 about 9.5 miles to junction with a spur road-stay left following Foley Trailhead signs. Foley Ridge Trailhead is located at the end of the road, about 2 more miles.

hiking
22 days ago

Good trail to get out to the PCT from the McKenzie Bridge area. As a day hike, I highly recommend taking this trail to Substitute Point - about 5 miles each way with spectacular 360 Degree views of the entire area at the top. There was fire damage in 2017, but Forest Service was working to clear the trail June of 2018. Would check on progress just to be safe.

hiking
Saturday, March 03, 2012

Forested trail until reaching the PCT/Junction to Linton Meadow. Still lots of snow covering the trails near the PCT. The ascent is steady and not cruelly steep. Not really a 'fun' trail. Bug nuisance factor is very high. This was an out & back hike.