South Willamette Tr3465

3D view of South Willamette Trail #3465

Overall: 5

Aerobic: 4

Technical: 4

Steepness: 5

Flow: 7

Singletrack: 100%

South Willamette Tr3465 is often used as a connector trail for Hardesty Tr3469, Eula Rdg Tr3463 and Lawler Tr3473, covering relatively level terrain and offering nice views of Lookout Point Lake.




Avg: 10.5mi



Elevation Change

Avg Ascent:2400'

Ascent Incline



Avg: 2hr






View of South Willamette Tr3465 Hardesty TH

Best suited for advanced beginners or intermediate riders, the trail can be ridden from either direction and extended with either Goodman Creek Tr3461.1 or Lawler Tr3473.

The trail can become overgrown in late season, and expect some treefall. Most intermediate riders will need to hike-a-bike out of the creek drainages, making this trail a bit tougher than might be apparent. Most of the creek crossings are bridged and water levels are low unless there has been recent rainfall.

The Oakridge area offers limited Beginner/Intermediate terrain, but nearby Salmon Creek Tr4365 and Tr4233 offers some additional easy riding.

South of Middle Fork Lake, the first section of Willamette Middle Fork Tr3609 covers moderate terrain and is a nice riverside ride.

Directions: See Map. NW Forest Pass required if parking at the TH. View Larger Map. No Map?.

South Willamette Trail #3465 near Crale Creek South Willamette Trail #3465 Topo Map

OAB Directions

lakeside foothills ride

South Willamette Area Topo Map

  • TH: Not much to describe for this pleasant roller coaster ride. From the Hardesty THView of the Hardesty TH
    View of the Hardesty TH
    , ride to the Lawler Tr3473 THView of the Lawler, Eula Ridge TH
    View of the Lawler, Eula Ridge TH
    and return. Maybe extend the ride with Goodman Creek Tr3461.1 or Lawler Tr3473 for a little more elevation or distance. View of South Willamette mossy section
  • 1mi: Cross Crale Creek, then cross FR5835 at 1.3mi. Cross FR806 and FR509 then ascend a moderate switchback to FR510 at 2.7mi, cresting the ride summit at 3mi.
  • 3.5mi: Switchback descent to Harper Creek, then switchback ascend a minor ridge, followed by a descent to North Creek at 4.6mi, and merge with Eula Rdg Tr3463 at 4.8mi.




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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