#Skyline Forest

A list of routes that use the privately held Skyline Forest. Learn a bit more about this forest, the threat of development and how to get involved and take action.

In Plain View

5 Star Route
Bend, Oregon
One of our “go to” fall and spring rides. It has no overheating big climbs and no chilly big descents, and packs in some fantastic views!
Route: Loop | 23 mi
Gain: 830 ft
Surface: 90% unpaved 10% paved
Technical Difficulty: Easier
Navigation: Straightforward
Locale: Urban Backcountry
Tire Suggestion: 45mm+
eBike Friendly: Yes

In Plain View (Long)

5 Star Route
Bend, Oregon
Nothing plain about this ride, with bold views of the Cascade mountains. A classic fall / spring ride because you stay low.
Route: Loop | 38 mi
Gain: 1,500 ft
Surface: 80% gravel, 20% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Urban Backcountry
Tire Suggestion: 45 mm
eBike Friendly: Yes

Oktoberfest

Development Route
Bend, Oregon
Meander through the logging roads out to Tumalo Falls and back. Our favorite way to see the fall colors.
Route: Loop | 29 mi
Gain: 1,800 ft
Surface: 80% gravel / dirt roads, 10% single-track, 10% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Urban Backcountry
Tire Suggestion: 45mm +
eBike Friendly: No

Quick & Dirty

Development Route
Bend, Oregon
A great after work ride for the Bend locals that will blast you out in the woods, all on your own, in no time. Just don’t go during mud season … unless you like epic. Also can be dusty....
Route: Loop | 20 mi
Gain: 1,300 ft
Surface: 90% gravel road, 10% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm
eBike Friendly: Yes

Railbed Spurs

5 Star Route
Bend, Oregon
This route follows a number of former railbed logging spurs once used to harvest trees from the Deschutes National Forest. As a result the grades are low and constant allowing for a quick after-work ride. On the back-half of the route there are some big open views.
Route: Lollipop | 23 mi
Gain: 1,400 ft
Surface: 100% gravel/dirt roads
Technical Difficulty: Easier
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 45 mm
eBike Friendly: No

Skyline Forest

5 Star Route
Bend, Oregon
A mixed gravel bike ride through the Skyline Forest showcasing the Two Bulls fire area, Three Creeks Butte and Creek, and big mountain views. A take off of the popular Two Bulls & a Coffee 5 Star Route.
Route: Lollipop | 53 mi
Gain: 3,200 ft
Surface: 85% gravel, 15% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Rural
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm
eBike Friendly: Yes

The Bishop

5 Star Route
~ Bend, Oregon
Get ready for a big ride with a bit of everything: gravel roads, forest service dirt roads, dropbar single-track, and some pavement.
Route: Loop | 100 mi
Gain: 7,000 ft
Surface: ~ 65% gravel , 20% single-track, 15% paved
Technical Difficulty: Advanced
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 40 mm
eBike Friendly: No

The Pawn

5 Star Route
Sisters, Oregon
An adventurous up / down route with big views of volcanic craters, mountain tops, and long ridgelines with constantly changing terrain from gravel roads to rugged forest service track to flowy single-track.
Route: Loop | 42 mi
Gain: 3,200 ft
Surface: 80% gravel, 10% single-track, 10% paved
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Remote
Tire Suggestion: 45 mm+
eBike Friendly: No

Two Bulls, One Coffee

5 Star Route
Bend, Oregon
The real deal. Demanding, steep, and off the beaten track. Wander up through an old burn area for nice mountain views and new growth forest.
Route: Loop | 58 mi
Gain: 3,800 ft
Surface: 50% gravel road, 50% tarmac
Technical Difficulty: Demanding
Navigation: Attention Required
Locale: Remote
eBike Friendly: Yes