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Eagle Ridge Out-and-Back

Out-and-back ride on the Eagle Ridge Trail near Tollgate.

Mountain Biking Moderate

23 km
1.1 km
1.1 km
2-3 hrs
Low Point
938 m
High Point
1.6 km
Eagle Ridge Out-and-Back Map

The Eagle Ridge Trail runs through the Umatilla National Forest near Tollgate. However, there's no great way to loop the entire trail with nearby roads, which leaves you with the opportunity to do a short out-and-back, ride the entire trail as an out-and-back, or find a way to shuttle it. However, if ridden as an out-and-back, you'll begin primarily by descending, and then mostly climb on the way back, with some steep climbs and descents in between. It's an awkward configuration at best, but is one of the only somewhat logical combinations possible.


The singletrack itself is flowy and narrow. Consisting mostly of dark black dirt crossed by the occasional root, this little-used trail remains largely buff and smooth, allowing you to scream down into the gorge at top speed! This smooth singletrack is deceptive, and you’ll lose elevation rapidly as you drop into the gorge. If you’re not prepared to climb thousands of feet back out of the gorge, remind yourself to check your distance and elevation, and to turn around before you go to far.

While this trail does have its moments, some section can be a little boring, and the trail does get overgrown. While Eagle Ridge does provide an interesting trail option here in Northeast Oregon, it’s far from the best trail in the region.



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between June and October


  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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