Youngs Rock to Moon Point Tr3685

3D view of Youngs Rock Trail #3685

Overall: 6

Aerobic: 8

Technical: 7

Steepness: 8

Flow: 4

Singletrack: 35%

Youngs Rock to Moon Point Tr3685 is a very popular free-ride trail, and easily shuttled.

Type

Loop

Length

Avg: 18.5mi

Ascent

Mt. Goat

Elevation Change

TH:2000'
Avg Ascent:5700'

Ascent Incline

9%

Duration

Avg: 4hr

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The ride is dominated by the road climb, but the singletrack descent is long enough to warrant the effort.

Youngs Rock and Moon Point are two prominent features of Warner Mountain, overlooking steep drainages to Willamette Middle Fork.

Youngs Rock Tr3685 is a 17% grade, too steep for most riders to ascend. Use of FR2129 reduces the climb to a still-tough 9% grade, aside from shuttling.

Ding: The rating takes a hit due to 12mi of forest roads needed to begin the singletrack portion of the ride.

The technical difficulty is amplified somewhat by the 17% grade, but the downhill ride is generally considered fast and smooth.

As with any trail which has an average grade in excess of 10%, most of the ride is spent getting to the singletrack.

The really great downhill rides are those with reasonable singletrack access to the top, such as nearby Hardesty Tr3469, Deschutes NF Tumalo Ridge Tr25 or Gifford Pinchot NF Smith Cr Tr225.

With a 17% grade and an 8% FR2127 grade, twice as many miles are spent on the ascent than the descent.

Better to spend that time climbing singletrack than eating dust on some fireroad.

Moon Point Tr3688 extends from FR439 to...Moon Point. Youngs Rock Tr3685 starts at the intersection which leads out to the point.

Directions: Park at Youngs Flat, just prior to the Secret CG, or park at Secret or Campers Flat CG in the day-use parking. NW Forest Pass required right at the TH. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Moon Point, Youngs Rock Trail #3685 Topo Map

Loop Directions

climbing to the moon

Youngs Rock Area Topo Map

  • TH: If starting from Campers Flat campground, ride north on FR21 2.7mi to FR2129, go right onto FR2129 then begin the long grind to the top.
  • 10.6mi: Go right at the T intersection, onto FR439.
  • 12.2mi: Go right onto Moon Point Tr3688, then go right at 12.9mi to ride out to the point and back.
  • 13.5mi: After returning from Moon Point, go right onto Youngs Rock Tr3685. Descend through some steep, but rideable switchbacks, then pass the south side of Youngs Rock at 14.8mi, past some talus rockfall. Switchback along the steep ridgeline to 17.2mi, then descend to Campers Flat campground.

 

 

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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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