In Plain View

5 Star Route

Plainview is the name of an unincorporated community just outside of Sisters that has a plain view of a whole lot of big mountains. And that is where you are headed on this ride.

This is one of our “go to” rides in the winter (video). It is close to town, snow free most of the winter, no big climbs to overheat on and no big descents to get cold on …. and it has some fantastic views! The Sisters. Mt Washington. Mt Jefferson. Black Butte. We also use this for large group rides that become more of a gabfest than a ride because the roads are super wide.

The route is quite straightforward. Head northwest towards Sisters on the old Brooks-Scanlon logging road, take a right on a small gravel road that connects to the Planview area, and then take Sisemore road back to Tumalo Falls, followed by the “cool” ELT extension. **Click to Read More

Adventure / Gravel Route

– Loop: 33 miles / 1200 ft gain
– Surface: ~ 80% gravel, 20% paved
eBike Friendly: Yes
– Location: Bend, OR
– Published: March 2014 (updated Nov 2017, Mar 2020)


Moderate. Some areas may be soft and parts of the Brooks – Scanlon Logging road demand attention due to the rocks that are larger than gravel.

When we like to ride this …

Late fall. Early spring. And when we are limited on time and need a quick go to ride. Winter is usually good, but if it has snowed in town, give it some time for the north facing sections t

The Start

Shevlin Park. Toilets.
Lat / Long: 44.083331, -121.377644

Food / Water



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


Red = paved road
Brown = gravel / dirt road

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