Green Ridge Tr25

3D view of Green Ridge Trail #25

Overall: 5

Aerobic: 5

Technical: 5

Steepness: 4

Flow: 6

Singletrack: 100%

Just north of Black Butte, Green Ridge Tr25 is an OAB ridgeline ride, overlooking the Metolius River.




Avg: 21.5mi



Elevation Change

Avg Ascent:2150'

Ascent Incline



Avg: 4hr





Expect to share the trail with hikers from the Metolius River area campgrounds.

Plenty of trailhead options, depending on how much of the (moderate) ridgeline ascent is desired.

There are several spurs from FR1130, which can eliminate all of the climbing. But then there would be no downhill, either..

The trail constantly crosses doubletrack spur roads, with too many to mention.

Try not to get lured onto the many doubletrack spur roads. A GPS is suggested.

The area map shows the rugged wilderness hiking trails over to the Pacific Crest Trail, as well as the entire northern section of Metolius Windigo Tr99.

Santiam Pass XC Skiing

Near the Hoodoo Ski Area, the Ray Benson SnoPark serves as the upper TH for a XC Ski terrain network, with Blue Lake or the SR20 Corbett SnoPark as the lower TH. Santiam SnoPark is also alongside SR22 for an easy access XC Ski TH.

Directions: US20W 6mi from Sisters, then turn right at Indian Ford CG. Go on FR11N for 4mi, then turn left on FR1120 and go 1mi to TH, near the Riverside CG. Park to the left and begin ride on trail heading up the side of Green Ridge to the East. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Green Ridge Trail #25, West Metolius River Trail 4018, East Metolius River Trail 4020 Topo Map

OAB Directions

ridge ride

Green Ridge Area Topo Map

  • TH: Switchback ascent through the pine tree forest and ever present manzanita to the ridgeline.
  • 2.3mi: Reach the lower step of the ridgeline, with the ride summit at 5.3mi, after about half a dozen benched ascents and some technical, rocky sections. Descend to 7.8mi, crossing several streams, then ascend to 8.9mi.
  • 10.7mi: Final descent to a Prairie Farm spur road, near the Prairie Farm Guard Station. Turn around and head back to the TH.



Trail Index

This Ride

Green Ridge Trail 4025, Metolius-Windigo Trail 99

Mount Jefferson Wilderness Hiking

Bowerman Lake Trail 3492, Brush Creek Trail 4004, Cabot Lake Trail 4003, Canyon Glacier Trail 4010, Hunts Creek Trail 3440, Jefferson Lake Trail 4001, Lake of the Woods Trail 3493, Minto Lake Trail 4006, Minto Pass Trail 3437, Rockpile Lake Trail 4005, Round Lake Trail 4012, Shirley Lake Trail 4003.1, Sugar Pine Ridge Trail 4002, Summit Lake Trail 4014, Swallow Lake Trail 3488

Santiam Pass XC Ski

Blue Lake XC Trail 4034, Brandenburg Loop Trail 4046.1, Circle Lake XC Trail 4042, Cottonwood XC Trail 4041, Dry Creek Trail 4050, Meadow Lake Trail 4048, North Loop XC Trail 4043, Patjens Lakes Trail 3395, Pocket Way Trail 3522, Round Lake XC Trail 4029, South Loop XC Trail 4046


Riverside Campground, Camp Sherman Campground, Smiling River Campground, Pine Rest Campground, Gorge Campground, Canyon Creek Campground, Allen Spring Campground, Pioneer Ford Campground, Lower Bridge Campground


Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge






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