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Old 10-08-2013, 06:27 AM   #1
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Trail Riding around Bend, Oregon

Just got back from Bend and wanted to list some of the riding areas I have been to. Might be useful for other visitors. This is for trail riding in OHV areas - not for dual sport or fortestry road riding. I have rated them to what *I* like - technical, hard, single track is my fave. I am not a fan of sand. Others will invariably disagree with my ratings - so dont get your panties in a knot.

East Fort Rock - Chelsea's challenge is a lot of fun and has a lot of variety, about 3-4 hour loop, intermediate level. I give it 4 stars

Millican Plateau - flat and easy ATV tracks. Speed is the thing here. One star.

South Millican - some hills. The black trails are not too difficult (but rocky). Varied terrain and fun. 2.5 stars

Cline Butte - nice area with lots of variation. The outside loop with all the black runs is a nice length and keeps things interesting. There is some actual single track here for MC only. The inner black and double black stuff is technically fun, good if you like trails type stuff. 4 stars

Santiam Pass - super sandy or super rocky. 1 star.

McCubbins Gulch (Mt Hood) - easy stuff through the trees. ATV tracks. I did not spend a lot of time here so I will not rate it.
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:20 PM   #2
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Well, I am back in Bend again. Another trail to add to the list: The loop at Edison Butte sno-park. It is a loop that takes about 2 hours to complete, with some nice lookout stops at Kwohl Butte and Sheridan Peak. Although they rate it black, it wasn't that tough. rocky in places. ATV/Jeep track the whole way.

Wifey dropped me off at Edison Butte sno-park. I then did the loop and then hit Todd Lake and took the 370 back to the campsite at Tumalo. 3 stars.

Any suggestions for other loops? I saw an old post for Waldo lake dual/sport/adv route. I'll see if I can make a route out of that one.

PM me if you want a GPX track.
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Old Yesterday, 08:25 AM   #3
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It's Kwohl shelter and I think you went to Sheridan shelter or peak, I may be confused on the last one.

One of the youth groups raked the whole trail by hand several years back and it was a good time up there that year!

Glad you enjoyed it!
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Care to offer up some other fun rides in the area?
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Any suggestions for other loops? I saw an old post for Waldo lake dual/sport/adv route. I'll see if I can make a route out of that one.

PM me if you want a GPX track.


Yes singletrack, but I'm not putting it on the internet.

I think you've covered most of the designated OHV areas except for a couple by Oakridge and 1 by Idahna.

Huckleberry by Oakridge
http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/willamet...kleberry-flats

McCoy by Idahna
http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fs...ecreation+Area

Theres one more off the south side of Highway 58 between Cresent and Highway 97 with a bunch of singletrack. Can't remember the name.

Waldo is easy. Just go past Little Cultus, Irish,and Taylor lakes.
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I think this is the area that Mr. DS is referring to down by Crescent,http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/t...6/map_49b4.htm.
It is our newest OHV area, it's pretty tight.
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I went to "three trails" OHV today down by Cresent. It was nice. Only there for a couple of hours, so was able to cover the good stuff in the main area, but did not get to the new 9 miles of single track on the west ridge. They also have some new stuff the the northern part of the area as well.

Hats off to Scott for cutting in a lot of those trails (same with Cline Ridge and East fort). Saw him today and had a good chat with him.
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I think this is the area that Mr. DS is referring to down by Crescent,http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/t...6/map_49b4.htm.
It is our newest OHV area, it's pretty tight.
Yep, that's it. I wandered into the Northern part following the RR tracks. Looks like the staging area is off 97?
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The satging area I went to is about a mile south of the junction of 58 on 97. The maps at the staging area should a bunch more trails than on my USFS map (I got from Cascade).

On the west side of the tracks there is a 9 mile single track - Scott said that you can get onto from the very south of "Rivers South" area. That'll be on the to do list next time I visit.
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