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Sandy Ridge Trail System User Feedback

The Sandy Ridge Trail System is located near Brightwood, Oregon. It is a partnership-based project between the Bureau of Land Management, International Mountain Bicycling Association, Northwest Trail Alliance and several other organizations.  Since breaking ground in 2009, the 10-mile system has turned into one of the most extensive purpose-built, mountain-bike specific trail systems on public land in the United States.

2012 will bring a number of facility improvements and additional trails. An all-new trailhead facility including a paved parking lot, restrooms, and a picnic area will be opening early this spring. Crews will also be working to complete three new trail segments (Two Turntables and a Microwave, The Sandy Ridge Trail and a beginner loop around the trailhead) that will add over 4 miles to the system by the end of the year.

Now, we want to hear from you!

  • What do you think of the system?
  • What we can do to manage it more effectively?
  • Where do we go from here?

We want the user community to help guide our management and development choices so that we can ensure Sandy Ridge will continue to be one of the premier mountain bicycle trail systems in the Northwest.

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User Experience:
The Sandy Ridge Trail System hosts between 15,000 and 25,000 visitors each year.


Trail Construction and Maintenance: In conjunction with IMBA and regional youth crews, over 14 miles of trails will have been constructed during phase one of development.

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Directional flow style trails
Longer distance cross country style trails
Advanced downhill trails
Beginner friendly loops and connectors

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Lower elevation the better, as close to the trailhead as possible
Expand to the west of the existing trail system
Expand to the east of the paved access road (Homestead Rd.) and existing trail system
Keep things compact by adding mileage within the current footprint of the trail system

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Commercial and Competitive Use - The BLM manages competitive events (such as races) and commercial services (guiding, bike camps) at Sandy Ridge through the issuance of Special Recreation Permits.

Outreach, User Engagement and Partnerships: