Tygh Ridge

5 Star Route

Rollercoaster. That’s what the Tygh Ridge route is all about. Make it through the first and only climb, 1,500 feet up to the ridge, and the rest of the day is rollers. Up! Down! Gently rolling along with panoramic views of the mountains. Mt Hood, Jefferson and Adams, you enjoy them all day.

The seasonal colors are an artist dream: greens, yellows and reds, contrasting sharply with bright blue skies. It’s rural ranching and farming country. It’s open, it’s exposed. The wind can really work you.

The first homesteader arrived in the Dufur area in 1852. The earliest community records are of church meetings beginning in 1862. The town was named for the Dufur family, successful ranchers who settled in the Dufur Valley in 1872. The Dufur post office was established in 1878. The town of Dufur was incorporated 1893. [Wikipedia]

Ride Details

The ride starts in downtown Dufur (population 650). Head out east of town gently rolling for 3.5 miles then begin the moderate climb up to Summit / Tygh Ridge. 6 miles, 1600 feet, with an average gradient of 4.5%. The climb starts paved but becomes gravel after 1.5 miles. The gravel is hard packed with little washboard and almost no traffic. **Click to Read More

Adventure / Gravel Route

Loop: 46 miles / 3300 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 50% gravel, 50% paved
eBike Friendly: Yes
– Location: ~ 40 min southeast of Hood River, Oregon
– Published: February 2020 (updated May 2020)


Moderate. Due to distance / elevation gain.

When we like to ride this …

We really like this area in the springtime, when the fields are green and the flowers are in bloom. This area also rides well in the fall. Summer can be hot and … windy days can be brutal.

The Start

Friends of Dufur park. Flush toilets. Water.
Lat / Long:  45.450636, -121.127538


Wahoo / Garmin Direct Download
Cue Sheet / GPX file / TCX file


Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road

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Ridden and Reviewed by …

Gravel Girl / Team Dirty Freehub

She loves a good day of gravel like most people like a good book. She’s always amused by the outdoors and the wild adventures. Gravel Girl is a Co-Founder of Dirty Freehub.

Captain O / Team Dirty Freehub

He should have “Never Stop Exploring” tattooed on his chest! He loves adventures on bikes and is a Co-Founder of Dirty Freehub.

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