Information from the Sandy Ridge Trail System,  BLM, Salem District.


The Sandy Ridge Trail System provides new recreation opportunities for hikers and mountain explorers in the foothills off the Cascade Range.
In 2009, roughly 5 miles of single-track trail were completed and are available for use. However, work is ongoing and portions of the trail may be partially completed. A bridge spanning Little Joe Creek (see map)) has not yet been completed. Once finished, the system will contain over 15 miles and provide a variety of difficulty levels.


The trail system is located approximately 13 miles East of Sandy, OR and 400 miles east of Portland, OR within the Sandy River basin. Elevations range from 1000 ft. at the Barlow Wayside to 2260 ft. at the top of Hide and Seek.


Designed and built with assistance from the International Mountain Biking Association, the trail system offers trail features including bermed corners and jumps that can challenge all ability levels.


Laura’s Loop (0.75) ‐Easiest
Hide and Seek Trail (4..25 miles) ‐Intermediate
For more information, contact the Salem District Office at (503)) 375‐5646   Salem District BLM website at


From the east side of Sandy, head west on US Hwy 26 (Mt Hood Highway) for 11.4 Miles and turn left on Sleepy Hollow Drive soon after a large sign indicating a left turn for Marmot ( this will be the 2nd turnoff for Sleepy Hollow). Take the second right onto E. Barlow Trail Rd and over the Sandy River.
After 1 mike on E Barlow Trail, look for a gate blocking a Paved Road (Homestead Rd/FS 14) on your left. Trails intersect with paved Homestead? Rd north of the gate.


Show respect for other users and the area. Trails are open to NON-MOTORIZED USE ONLY (bicyclists and hikers). Be courteous and control your speed. Pack out all trash.
Public access to the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit (see Map) is strictly PROHIBITED and PUNISHABLE by Law.
For more information, contact the Salem District Office at 503-475-5646 or the Salem District website of the Bureau of Land Management

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