Hardesty Mountain Trail Shuttle
Rugged, steep, and exposed, the trail will demand your attention
- 30 min30 minutes
- 38 US dollars$38
- Pick up: Hardesty Trailhead
The trail side hills across steep slopes and flanks ridge lines, heading down, down, down. Sometimes you’ll be riding next to massive fir trees that tower to the sky, other times you’ll pop into open meadows that plunge to the rivers below. Just when you get in a groove you’ll hit a switchback, so keep your head up. While the trail is not particularly technical it does offer plenty of exposure in places, and sometimes the switchbacks are preceded by steep run-ins to test your bike handling skills. After a particularly exhilarating set of switchbacks the trail grade begins to soften and you’ll go from death-gripping the bars to having more fun. The landscape is a deep, dark green now, with moss and ferns covering everything in sight, including the rocks along the edge of the trail so don’t relax too much. If it is wet and the forest gnomes have been greasing the roots you’ll be sideways before you know it. Keep it mellow as the trail ends and connects with the Lower Goodman Trail to bring you to the trail head along Highway 58. Distance: 5 miles Climb: 1439ft Descent: 4039ft *If shuttle minimums are not met, shuttle may be moved to another departure time or cancelled with refund.
Fully refundable up until 7 days prior to your date. At this time, the tour is 100% non-refundable. If the tour minimum has not been met, we will alert guests 48 hours before the tour in order to re-schedule or cancel the tour. Cascades Outdoor Center reserves the right to change or cancel a reservation if the tour minimums are not met. All of our tours will run rain or shine. There will be no refunds for weather conditions. Cascades Outdoor Center will make the determination to conduct or cancel trips with your safety in mind. If the trip needs to be cancelled due to conditions (temps, thunderstorms, smoke etc.), there will be no refund. We will: Work with you to reschedule your event or hold your payment on file for another tour date.
Cascades Outdoor Center, 1st Street, Westfir, OR, USA