Hutch’s Bicycles - Horse Ridge: Parkway Trail / Has No Horse Trail / Sand Canyon Trail

Sand Canyon descent. Credit: Bend Trails.

Sand Canyon descent. Credit: Bend Trails.

Description: Strenuous trail complex to the east of town. This route consists of ~1,000 ft. of ascent in first 5.2 miles followed by a fast, flow and FUN downhill on Sand Canyon trail. The climb up Parkway is smooth single track with large sections of rocky climbing. These sections are more than doable as the rocks are small and lines are plentiful.

Horse Ridge is the locals go-to location in spring when the local mountains are wet and/or snowy. In summertime, these trails are hot and pretty blown out.

Location: Horse Ridge Recreation Area - Bend, Oregon
Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous
Family Friendly? No.
eBikes Allowed? No. Rules for eBike use on Central Oregon trails are located here.

NOTE: Horse Ridge has a no bathroom and NO water. Please plan on riding fully self-supported.

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