Oakridge, a quick 1.5 hour drive south of Bend offers some of the steepest and most epic shuttle riding in Oregon. Dead mountain, Alpine trails, Eula, Hardesty Portal and Larison are all super popular shuttle drop areas that offer up to 6 miles of uninterrupted screaming downhill. It's recommended to either self shuttle or go through one of our pals here in Bend, Cog Wild
, and let them do all the driving. The road climbs, if you choose not to shuttle, are not for the faint of heart! Most folks will combine a handful of routes in a day to get the maximum amount of old growth forest, steep, loamy goodness. Make sure to bring a lot of supplies! There are pretty limited resources in the town of Oakridge and all the shops there close pretty early in the day. Also plan on not having cell service for pretty much the entire time you are in the Oakridge area, the whole town and surrounding mountains are a big dead spot for most providers.