Sandy Ridge is a gem of 15 miles of well built and maintanied trails on the way from Portland to Mt. Hood. Loops have riders climb the paved road (gated to cars) and descent on singletrack. There are no climbing trails at this time. Sandy holds up well in the rain and can be ridden year round. There are trails for all skill levels from green for children and beginners, to double blacks for experts looking for techinal descents or big jump lines.
Parking in the main lot is free.
Sandy ridge started out as Portland General Electric land that was sold to BLM in 2001 after the removal of the Marmot Dam. A number of groups including NWTA and IMBA worked along side Zach Jerrett at the BLM to work on planning and development of the system. The 2006 expansion of wilderness near Mt. Hood and subsequent closing down many miles of trail previously open to mountain biking was a catalyst for the approval of the Sandy Ridge project. Construction began in 2009 and the system was opened in 2010. One of the first and still favorite trails to go in was Hide and Seek. Follow the leader and Flow Motion were opened in 2013. Johnny Royal was added in 2019.
Brent Sullivan – [email protected]