Biking in Central Oregon
Three trails with unbeatable views
Central Oregon is home to one of the country’s most beautiful natural landscapes. And it’s especially terrific for cycling enthusiasts, with over 300 miles of terrain to explore. Here, a handy guide on three trails you shouldn’t miss.
Crooked River Canyon
You’ll begin this 37-mile journey in historic Prineville, and head south along Crooked River. On the way, you’ll enjoy views of the postcard-like views of ranches, llama farms, and the canyon’s basalt cliffs before ending at Big Bend Campground.
Twin Bridges Scenic Bikeway
Drake Park is where you’ll embark on this 36-mile ride that’ll take you past Bend’s city limits, and through the canyons and over the Deschutes River. Make a pit stop at the charming town of Tumalo for a nutritious lunch and soothing views of the running water.
Sister to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway
You’ll pedal for 37 miles through Sisters Country to Smith Rock State Park’s rock walls. The terrain is moderate and rolling, and great for taking in gorgeous scenery, while watching rock climbers from all over the world.