New trails open at Sandy Ridge - "Follow the Leader" and "Flow Motion" - July 2013

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Feb 20, 2010
Pac NW
Sandy Ridge Trail System - Oregon

These are the east side trails that have been in the works for a while, with a ton of trail work/shaping on the lower section done by volunteers for the May NWTA trail maintenance day. Total Sandy Ridge mileage now around 15 miles, with multiple different loop options.

One cool aspect is that these new trails end at the halfway cut-in for Hide and Seek, meaning you can roll from Flow Motion (with it's bermy goodness) right into Lower Hide and Seek. Flow Motion also has an entrance, so you can hit TTM/H&S/etc., exit at the H&S halfway, and then a short climb to the Flow Motion entrance makes for an added bonus for an end of run.

Follow the Leader: A 1.65 mile advanced trail that features a challenging double black diamond segment. Riders start at the upper info kiosk and traverse a couple scree fields before fording Little Joe Creek. From there, the trail drops 350 feet in the next mile with some exposure, big grade reversals and plenty of opportunities for skilled riders to get off the ground.

Flow Motion:
A 0.75 mile intermediate flow trail with incredible soil and more than fifteen huge berms. The trail drops 275 feet through a nice Doug fir and hemlock forest before crossing the road and tying directly into lower Hide and Seek Cut.

Via the NWTA post. The NWTA Trail Wiki has also been updated.