Eugene to Crest Trail (ETC) - Aubrey Mountain Ride
Also accessed by beginning on 1st St, and following the North Side Salmon Creek Trail this ride starts at Rd 207. Road 207, dubbed “The Wall” by local mountain bikers, is one of the steepest in the area. Once at Rd. 207 follow it across the river and begin the climb up “The Wall”. Continue for approximately two miles until the road levels out for a moment. Watch for a small pull out on the left at this point and look for the access trail to the ETC. Once on the access trail it is about 100 ft. to the Eugene to Crest Trail. Turn right at this intersection to begin the singletrack ride back to town. A fast and exhilarating trail the Aubrey Mtn. Section of the ETC rolls along quickly as it skirts the south side of Aubrey Mtn. There are a few short climbs in the first mile and a half of this 3 mile section of singletrack, before it turns decidedly downhill. After the rush of the swoopy descent the trail merges with an old logging road. Stay on the main road following the beaten down grass trail in the roadbed. After about a half mile you will intersect Dunning Rd. Turn left on Dunning and coast down to Fish Hatchery Rd. Turn right at Fish Hatchery Rd. to return to 1st St. A left turn on 1st St. brings you back to the Brewers Union for a local brew and meal before the final ¼ mile coast to the Oakridge Lodge.