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Tonight there’s going to be a jailbreak. Somewhere in this town. See me and the boys we don’t like it. So were getting up and getting down. Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy

On this ride, you go right by the Deer Ridge Correctional Institute. But there’s a lot more to this route besides a possible jailbreak because you wander through the majestic Baldwin Hills with loads of glorious views of the mountains and historic sheep farms. (We always love to watch the the Great Pyrenees dogs tending to the herds of sheep on the Hay Creek Ranch. This ranch was established in 1873 and was a stopping point for the Dalles-Prineville freight and stage coach lines until 1912.)

Details: The first 16 miles rolls up and over the hills through wild country and some scenic farms. At mile 19 begin a long descent back to Madras with outstanding views of the Cascades Mountains to the west.

It is best to avoid this route when wet or muddy. This is a favorite route of ours in the spring and fall. Picture gallery above shows both seasons.

**Adventure / Gravel Route
– Loop: 33 miles / 2400 ft gain
– Mixed route: 1 gravel sector, 28 miles long**
– Location: Madras, Oregon
– Date Updated: October 2017

Intermediate. Some punchy hills and a long continues descent.

**The Start
Juniper Hill park. Flush toilets.

**Food / Water

**GPX Track File
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Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road / doubletrack

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2 thoughts on “Jailbreak

  1. May 7, 2017 Ride Report: Riding great! Roads in excellent condition, some rutting after Haystack reservoir. Flowers starting to come out. Fields green. Do not ride when it is wet or muddy – it will become epic in a bad way.

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