Bare Naked Gravel

Ridden and Reviewed by: Gravel Girl

Bear Naked Granola. Barenaked Ladies. And now … Bare Naked GRAVEL. Why? Because this route includes one hell of a good climb up to Bare Mountain. And you’ll be going plenty slow to see the awesome wildflowers and the views and everything the woods wants to offer up…..

But before the climb comes a nice warm up … five miles of fern-whacking single track with a few steam crossings. And after the climb is one wide-smile, twisting downhill … long enough to sing all the Barenaked Lady songs you can remember. Let’s get you started ….

“If I had a million dollars
Well I’d buy you a house
And if I had a million dollars
I’d buy you furniture for your house (maybe a nice chesterfield or an ottoman)
And if I had a million dollars (if I had a million dollars)
I’d buy you a ripping fast gravel bike”
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Adventure / Gravel Route

– Loop: 32 miles / 3400 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 35% gravel, 12.5% single track, 52.5% tarmac
– eBike Approved: No
– Location: ~ 45 min northeast of Hood River, Oregon
– Rideable: Spring to Fall
– Course by: Captain “O”
– Published: August 2019

Difficulty

Moderate. Due to a climb of 2100 ft over 5 miles (7% average grade) and 4 miles of single track.

The Start

Paved pull out on Little Soda Springs road. To the right.
Lat / Long: 45.837439, -121.946498

Food / Water

None.


Downloads

Cue Sheet / GPX FileTCX File

Legend

Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road
Blue = single-track

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