Tygh My Shoes

(Tygh Valley Start)

Ridden and Reviewed by: Captain “O”

A very moderate ride that loops through Mt. Hood National Forest, past the ghost town of Friend and rolls over wheat fields and ranching lands between Dufur and Tygh Valley and ends with a 6-mile paved descent to the valley floor. This ride is pure bliss. Take the time to stop, look and take pictures. We did this ride as Day 1 of Cycle Oregon Gravel in 2019.

The Details
Ease into the ride with 2.5 miles of paved road that is reasonably flat. Spin your legs to get ready for the long, but moderate gravel climb ahead. Climb 1600 feet over 9 miles, with an average gradient of 3%, sometimes a bit steeper. About half way through the climb, you enter Mt. Hood National forest. The gravel road tends to be in good condition – hard packed, little traffic, but can be washboarded in spots. At about 6.5 miles into the climb, at the 90 degree right turn, the road becomes paved. Who knew? Why? Hmm?? // Read More

Adventure / Gravel Route

– Loop: 39 miles / 3000 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 35% gravel / primitive forest service roads, 65% tarmac
– Location: Tygh Valley, Oregon
– Rideable: Spring to Fall. Summer can be hot!
– Course by: Cycle Oregon
– Published: June 2019



The Start

Tygh Valley General Store
Lat / Long: 45.248036, -121.173137

Food / Water

None along the route. Tygh Valley General store at start / finish.


Cue Sheet / GPX FileTCX File


Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road

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