Giants Throwing Stones

5 Star Route

Someone sure had a tantrum. A few giants we think. They picked up huge boulders and tossed them all along this route. Well, that’s our theory; we are sure you will come up with your own.

Besides the boulders, this route is classic Ochocos. We loved the evolving forest which dished our everything from aspen, ponderosa, and junipers. We saw bright green wolf moss and black Wila moss. The beginning and end hug lush wetlands with large green pastures used to feed cattle. And let’s not forget the lake, a nice reward after you polished off most of your climbing.

Ride Details

The route starts at the intersection of 3 gravel roads and one paved road, the road you most likely drove in on, Silver Creek road. Take the gravel road that heads west and quickly turns north, following Silver creek. In the spring the area is lush green and yellow and birds abound. **Click to Read More

Adventure / Gravel Route

Loop: 57 miles / 3000 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 60% gravel, 40% paved
eBike Friendly: Yes
– Location: ~ 2 hours east of Bend, Oregon
– Published: May 2020

Difficulty

Moderate. Due to distance, gain, and road surfaces.

When we like to ride this …

Mid spring through early summer when the wetlands are full of water and the flowers are in bloom.

The Start

Along the shoulder of Silver Creek road, where the road turns from paved to gravel. This is a 4 way intersection, all the other roads are gravel. No services.
Lat / Long: 43.700992, -119.628226

Food / Water

At Delintment lake campground there is potable water. Seasonal. Check with the Forest Service.


Downloads

Wahoo / Garmin Direct Download
Cue Sheet / GPX file / TCX file

Legend

Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road

For help with GPS files, the RideWithGPs mapping app and to learn how to download our routes for free, see the “Using Our Rides” page.

Ridden and Reviewed by …

Gravel Girl / Team Dirty Freehub

She loves a good day of gravel like most people like a good book. She’s always amused by the outdoors and the wild adventures. Gravel Girl is a Co-Founder of Dirty Freehub.

Captain O / Team Dirty Freehub

He should have “Never Stop Exploring” tattooed on his chest! He loves adventures on bikes and is a Co-Founder of Dirty Freehub.

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