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    Corvallis Area Trails?

    Me and a few friends are gonna be in Corvallis for the weekend looking to ride. We're definitely hitting MacDonald forest one day, but we're wondering what to do the second day....

    Looking for something in the 20-25mi range that is AM/XC oriented (preferably with some good descents and descent technical sections) and less than an hour away from Corvallis. Oakridge and Bend have been deemed "too far".

    Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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    Mary's Peak. Been years since I've ridden it, but I remember it being pretty darn fun. Big climb up, fun descent down. I am sure someone will chime in with details for you. Half hour from Corvallis.

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    Mary's is good(been a while since I rode there too), or Blackrock/Falls City if you like stunts. Even if you don't like stunts, some of the trails there are pretty fun.

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    Awesome, thanks!
    Those both sound good. Is blackrock kinda like Galbraith?

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    Blackrock is more Freeride/All-Mountain than XC/AM.
    Last edited by Brandon; 09-30-2009 at 10:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rufudufus
    Mary's is good(been a while since I rode there too), or Blackrock/Falls City if you like stunts. Even if you don't like stunts, some of the trails there are pretty fun.
    Mary's is fun but it's not big mileage.

    To get close to 20 miles at Marys:

    Start at the very bottom of North Ridge (not at the gate, 2 miles before that on the road)

    Ride up the trail (2 miles)
    Ride up the road to East Ridge (3.5 miles)
    Ride up East Ridge (2 miles)
    Ride to the Peak and back on the gravel road (2 miles)
    Start down North Ridge (~3/4 mile)
    Take the tie back to East Ridge (~1.5 miles)
    Back up East Ridge again (1.5 miles)
    Down North Ridge all the way (4 miles)
    ~17 miles or so total.

    If you know the Mudslinger race course and how to tie it into Mary's peak you can start at Blodgett and ride all the way to the peak and back down using the course to get a 25 mile ride.

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    My preference for a big day at Mary's is simply two laps. You can ride up the road for the second descent if you got enough huff 'n puff on the first climb up east ridge.

    FYI, Mary's has a ton of fairly technical roots. Lots of fun unless they are wet.
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    It's supposed to rain all weekend, so that should make everything more fun.

    I was trying to find a map or description of the mudslinger course, but a quick search didn't get me anywhere. Mary's sounds pretty short, but that means we get to drink more on sat. night...

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