Sandy Ridge Follow the Leader Quid Pro Flow Loop Trail

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Sandy Ridge Follow the Leader Quid Pro Flow Loop Trail is a 12.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brightwood, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2194 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

1717 Fabry Rd. SE Salem, OR 97306 503-375-5646

10 days ago

2 months ago

This is a mountain bike only area! 99% of the trails in Oregon are for hiking only because of hatred and bigotry by a select few hikers towards families bicycling on trails. Yet hikers want to walk on steep downhill directional trails built and maintained by mountain bikers????
Walking dogs on the trail really!???

hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
Friday, July 01, 2016

This trail system is amazing! I go every weekend and it has a lot of variety in trail.

mountain biking
Saturday, April 16, 2016

This is a mountain bike only area

mountain biking
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

mountain biking
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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.

mountain biking
Monday, October 13, 2014

mountain biking
Sunday, January 26, 2014

Thursday, September 12, 2013

hiking
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Monday, September 02, 2013

hiking
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

mountain biking
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Quite a ride to the top but well worth it. Has all kinds of features novice to expert.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

mountain biking
Sunday, August 22, 2010