This area is winter migration habitat (December 1 to March 31) for mule deer and elk. Please limit your group size to 4 or less.
This is a shortened, alternate version of the 5 Star route In Plain View; for full route details, see the In Plain View route guide.
Plainview is the name of an unincorporated community just outside of Sisters that has a plain view of a whole lot of big mountains. This is one of our “go-to” rides in the fall and spring. It is close to town, has no big climbs to overheat on and no big descents to get cold on. It packs in some fantastic views of The Sisters, Mt Washington, Mt Jefferson, and Black Butte.
Fall and spring. And when we are limited on time and need a quick go-to ride. This route will hold snow in the winter, and we discourage use during this time due to the area being critical mule deer winter habitat. The area is closed from December 1 to March 15 to motor vehicles and may be closed during the summer months due to wildfire risk. You can learn more about winter range closures via The Deschutes Land Trust.