Oregon Gravel


Click on a pin to see the route name and a short description of the route. Below the map, is a alphabetical listing of all routes and short route summary of each ride with a clickable link to more detailed information. Search is also available via our database page.

 

4 Boys!

A highly variable (and fun!!) route with over 20 different sectors ranging from paved road, to gravel road, to doubletrack, to singletrack, to paved bike path. 
Loop: 46 miles / 2500 feet
Style: Mixed (8 gravel sectors, 14.3 miles total / 7 single track sectors, 12.5 miles total / 3 paved trail sectors, 14.3 miles total)
Where: Bend, OR

7 Mile Hill

Ride the closed to cars section of the historic Columbia River Highway, pass through the Mosier tunnels, climb a big hill, and grind the gravel past orchard farms. 
Loop: 41 miles / 3600 feet
Style: Mixed (1 gravel sector, 3 miles total)
Where: Hood River, OR

Big Red

This ride is easy like Sunday Morning. But it’s well worth the drive to La Pine for the river views … and the visit to Big Red (the oldest and largest Ponderosa tree in Oregon). 
Lollipop: 17 miles / 500 feet
Style: Mixed (1 gravel road / double-track / single-track sector, 11 miles)
Where: La Pine, OR

Big Summit Prairie Loop

Short
A mix of scenic mountain prairie and  Ponderosa forest. A classic spring ride.
Loop: 48 miles /  3800 feet
Style: Mixed (1 gravel sector, 21 miles)
Where: About 24 miles east of Prineville, OR
Long
The short version + more gravel + more distance + more elevation!
Loop: 69 miles / 4900 feet
Style: Mixed (1 gravel sector, 41 miles)
Where: About 30 minutes east of Prineville, OR

Billy’s Playground

Roubaix option
A classic century ride with quiet roads and a bit of gravel thrown in!
Loop: 97 miles / 5300 feet
Style: Roubaix (??)
Where: Sisters, OR
Gravel option
Mountains, Lakes, rivers and creeks and pure fun!
Loop: 67 miles / 3800 feet
Style: Mixed (3 gravel sectors, 31.5 miles total)
Where: Sisters, OR

Bonanza

A route full of history, rolling hills, and sweeping views. Best ridden in the spring when the creeks run full. 
Lollipop: 51 miles / 3200 feet
Style: Gravel
Where: Brothers, OR

Brickhouse

If you are craving steep climbs then pull out that polka dot jersey and head to the Brickhouse route. This is a good summer route as it offers up a lot of shade. 
Lollipop: 33 miles / 4300 feet
Style: Mixed
Where: ~Detroit, OR

Catch & Release!

Circumnavigate the Freemont Canyon with a classic wilderness crossing of Wyches creek.
Loop: 37 miles / 1700 feet
Style: Mixed (2 gravel sectors, 15 miles total)
Where: Sisters, OR

Dandelion

A really fun entry ride into the gravel / adventure scene.
Loop: 22 miles / 2400 feet
Style: Mixed (1 gravel sector, 9.3 miles total)
Where: Fossil, OR

Donnybrook

Explore one of the most remote parts of Oregon. Expansive. Big. Scenic. Demanding.
Loop: 54 miles / 4400 feet
Style: Mixed (1 gravel sector, 19 miles total)
Where: ~ 15 minutes northeast of Madras, OR

Eastside Tour

A great spring / fall training. The beginning and ending terrain dictates a slower pace, but the middle section of the ride can be as fast and hard as your desire.  
Loop: 43 miles / 1500 feet
Style: Mixed (5 gravel sectors, 13 miles total)
Where: Bend, OR

Ghost of Ashwood

Ride through some of the most scenic ranching country in all of Oregon!!
Loop: 44 miles / 4300 feet
Style: Mixed (1 gravel sector, 25 miles)
Where: ~ Madras, OR

GravelCracker

* 60
Explore one of the most diverse and scenic areas to ride in Central Oregon. Nothing too extreme. This ride is a true favorite!
Loop: 58 miles / 2900 feet
Style: Mixed (4 gravel sectors, 27.4 miles total / 3 single-track sectors, 13 miles total)
Where: Sisters, OR
* 85
The ‘big brother” to the 60. This includes a traverse along the southeast shoulder of Mt. Jefferson through the 2003 B&B Complex burn area.
Loop: 85 miles / 5200 feet
Style: Mixed (5 gravel sectors, 45.2 miles / 2 single-track sectors, 9 miles total)
Where: Sisters, OR

Happy Valley

Craters of the Moon Outstanding Natural area, a big beautiful valley, and old ranch houses. What more could you ask for? Yes … it is remote!
Loop: 44 miles / 1500 feet
Style: Mixed (2 gravel sectors, 14.5 miles total)
Where: ~ 45 min south of Burns, OR

Horse to Horse

One of the best, if not the best, winter gravel ride in the Bend area.
Loop: 38 miles / 1800 feet
Style: Mixed (3 gravel sectors, 17.7 miles total / 1 Roubaix sector, 2.7 miles / 1 single track sectors, 1.8 miles total)
Where: Bend, OR

In Plain View

* Short
Big mountain views, all gravel.  A classic winter ride.
Loop: 25 miles / 925 feet
Style: Gravel
Where: Bend, OR
Long
Big mountain views, with a little more mileage and some pavement.  A classic winter ride.
Loop: 33 miles / 1200 feet
Style: Mixed (3 gravel / double-track sectors, 26 miles total)
Where: Bend, OR

Jailbreak

Roll up and over the Baldwin hills, through some of Oregon’s wild country and past several remote and scenic farms. Then a long descent back, with outstanding views of the Cascade mountains.
Loop: 33 miles / 2400 feet
Style: Gravel (mostly)
Where: Madras, OR

Lush!

Majestic stands of ponderosa pine, wildflower filled meadows and expansive oceans of of grass. A 5 Star spring time ride!
Loop: 31 miles / 3300 feet
Style: Gravel (mostly)
Where: ~ Prineville, OR

McKay Creek Lollipop

A classic (4.5+ star) spring time ride! Wildflowers, flowing streams, green grasses and just pure fun.
Lollipop: 38 miles / 3700 feet
Style: Mixed (2 gravel sectors,  20.5 miles total)
Where: Prineville, OR

Mitch & Walt

A big ride, with big returns!  Great views, lightly traveled roads, and a mid-ride stop in Mitchell, OR.
Loop: 64 miles / 5600 feet
Style: Mixed (2 gravel sectors,  36 miles total)
Where: About 20 minutes east of Prineville, OR

Motown

A ride with a big beat! Roll along Detroit Lake, climb to the Basalt Cliffs. Well worth the drive.
Lollipop: 41 miles / 3900 feet
Style: Mixed (2 gravel sectors, total 17.5 miles)
Where: Detroit, OR

Oktoberfest

One of our favorite fall rides in the Bend area. Colors! Good gravel roads!
Loop: 36 miles / 2200 feet
Style: Gravel
Where: Bend, OR

O’Leary Landslide Loop

A big climb! Beautiful views! And one of the best gravel descents in the region!
Loop: 56 miles / 5500 feet
Style: Mixed (1 roubaix sector, 14 miles / 1 gravel sector, 24 miles)
Where: McKenzie Bridge, OR

Over the Rainbow

Miles of old railway grade. Scenic river views. A one lane tunnel. And … a whole bunch of fun!!
Loop: 41 miles / 1900 feet
Style: Mixed (3 gravel / double track sectors, 14 miles total / 2 single track sectors, 3 miles total)
Where: Madras, OR

Path of Totality

Gorgeous lakes, two buttes, an old railroad grade and a super cool descent!
Lollipop: 41 miles / 3000 feet
Style: Mixed (2 gravel sectors, 4 miles total / 1 double track –> single track sector, 6 miles total)
Where: ~ 15 min from Madras, OR

Post35 / Post46

Some of the best gravel in Central Oregon.  Attack the 9-mile climb that gives back huge sweeping views of the Crooked River plains.
Loop: 35 miles / 2900 feet … or 46 miles / 3000 feet
Style: Gravel (mostly)
Where: Post, OR

Priest Hole

Painted Hills + the John Day River = Kick Butt gorgeous
Loop: 42 miles / 3500 feet
Style: Mixed (2 gravel sectors, 19.5 miles total)
Where: Mitchell, OR

Quick & Dirty

A great after work training ride!
Loop: 20 miles / 1300 feet
Style: Gravel
Where: Bend, OR

Sherman’s March

The Camp Sherman area is one of the most diverse and scenic areas to ride in Central Oregon. Pure heaven!
Loop: 52 miles / 4000 feet (Several shorter options are detailed in the route description.)
Style: Mixed (5 gravel sectors, 31.4 miles total / 2 single-track sectors, 4.7 miles total)
Where: Camp Sherman, OR

Steens Mountain Loop Road

The Steens Mountain Loop Road departs the tiny, historic town of Frenchglen and climbs up Oregon’s eighth-tallest mountain on a tour of massive gorges, vast panoramas and one of the most spectacular lakes in the Pacific Northwest.
Loop: 71 miles / 7100 feet
Style: Mixed (1 gravel sector, 61 miles total)
Where: ~ 1 hours south of Burns, OR

The Pyramids

You haven’t heard of the great Pyramids of Oregon? We really have it all…. this ride takes you to see the Three Pyramids Mountains and through some amazing scenery.
Loop: 22 miles / 2200 feet
Style: Mixed (2 gravel sectors, 16 miles total / 1 single-track sector, 1 mile)
Where: ~ 35 min west of Sisters, OR

Twin Bridges – Roubaix option

The classic Twin Bridges route with a little gravel thrown in!
Loop: 36 miles / 2500 feet
Style: Roubaix (3 gravel sectors, 6.5 miles total)
Where: Bend, OR

Two Bulls, One Indian

The real deal.  Demanding, steep, and off the beaten track.  So good.
Loop: 58 miles / 3800 feet
Style: Mixed (2 gravel sectors, 28 miles total)
Where: Bend, OR

Water & Lava

The best entry-level gravel / adventure ride in the area. Absolutely beautiful.
Loop:30 miles / 1400 feet
Style: Mixed (5 gravel sectors, 13 miles total / 3 single track sectors, 4 miles total / 2 paved bike path sectors, 5 miles total)
Where: Bend, OR

Westside Tour

Another great entry-level ride that wanders past / through: First Street rapids, the North River trail, Shevlin Park, Phil’s Trailhead, Good Dog Park, River Bend Park, Miller Park, and Drake Park.
Loop: 25 miles / 1300 feet
Style: Mixed (5 gravel sectors, 12.9 miles total / 2 single track sectors, 0.9 mile / 6 bike path sectors, 4.7 miles total)
Where: Bend, OR