Aufderheide (Oakridge to Rainbow)

Oakridge, OR, US

Route Overview

Cycle Oregon

Best Bike Ride in America

65 mi.
3,852 ft.

“Magic Carpet Ride” 

This route is another of Oregon’s signature rides: Aufderheide Memorial Drive. This smooth and sinuous road unrolls in front of you like a black carpet through a lush green world. The babble of a running river (the route follows water virtually all day) is your soundtrack as you ascend for 35 miles — so gradually you’ll barely notice. Then it’s one short, stout climb before the carpet flows down the other side, passing bucolic Cougar Reservoir on the way.

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