This route is the little cousin of the 5 Star route Dufur & Friend (thus, the reason for listing it as a Bandit Route). It is a great ride rolling through wheat and hay fields, climbing into the Mt. Hood National forest (on gravel and a rugged single lane paved road) and giving back with a 6 mile “let go of the brakes” descent. We have ridden this route and love it!
Adventure / Gravel Route
– Loop: 35 miles / 2800 ft gain – Surface: ~ 35 % gravel, 65% paved – eBike Friendly: Yes – Location: ~ Maupin, OR – Course by: Cycle Oregon – Published: November 2019