Larison Rock

Willamette National Forest, Oregon

Distance3.1mi
Elevation Gain2,999ft
Trailhead Elevation1,196ft
Top3,356ft
Elevation Min/Max1196/3356ft
Elevation Start/End1196/1196ft

Larison Rock

Larison Rock is a hiking and biking trail in Lane County, Oregon. It is within Willamette National Forest. It is 3.1 miles long and begins at 1,196 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,999 feet.

Larison Rock Trip Reports

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12/22/2009
First of all, I’m a local. If you know the Oakridge Mountain Biking Trails, you must think that I’m boasting. I only say this to give my reader a point of view.

The Larison Creek Trail is one of many local’s favorite trails. I have heard several people recommend it to nomadic riders. The trail’s attraction is wide and the variety is well mixed. Here is one rider’s modus operandi.

My preference is to ride the 2102 Larison Rock Rd up to the trail head and enjoy the impressive mountain views and numerous animal encounters along the way. The picturesque south-easterly facing slopes and gradual accent are a great way to spend the first hour of the ride before the workout begins. Yes, the down hill part of this ride will get your heart pumping and strength challenged. In short, the Larison Creek Trail has a little bit of everything for the intermediate/advanced rider to like.
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8/16/2008
We rode this trail on the MBO weekend. It is a nice loop with a good grind up the road/fire road and a 6-mile single-track. Disregard the map in the guidebook, as it is misleading. If you ride this as a loop, when you leave the pavement and get on the fire road it is 8 miles to the start of the single track. You actually cross over Larison Creek before you get to the single track. The single track begins ~1-mile after you cross Larison Creek. We had a bit of confusion as the map makes it look like you start the single track before you get to the creek. The upper part of the single track is challenging with many switchbacks. The remainder of the trail is rolling and has great views of the lake. We rode from Oakridge for about a 28-mile loop. It was a great ride, and the fire road has some good views.
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6/14/2007
This is a typical Oakridge area ride with an ascent on a forest road, which I believe has been paved recently. The descent is a smooth, fast singletrack delight that passes by the rock outcrop, and zigzags down the mountain through Douglas Fir rainforest.
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Trail Information

Willamette National Forest
Nearby City
Willamette National Forest
Parks
Willamette National Forest, Rigdon Ranger District 541-782-2283
Local Contacts
District map of the Rigdon Ranger District, USGS Oakridge
Local Maps

Trail Log