Maston Outer Loop

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  3.3 from 4 votes
greenBlue  Easy/Intermediate from 3 votes
Rank: #7 in the Central Oregon area
#85 in OR, #2,203 Overall
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Featured Ride in the area near Redmond,
“A grand tour of the High Desert with easy, rolling trails.”
Katy Ryan on May 22, 2013
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12.219.7 milesKilometers 371’113 m Ascent 3,234’986 m High 1% Avg Grade (1°)
100% Singletrack -372’-113 m Descent 3,056’931 m Low 8% Max Grade (5°)
Seasonal closures for raptor protection along the Deschutes Canyon Rim February 1 August 31.
Maston is known for its great winter riding. However, in the summer it can get hot, hot, hot. Gorgeous high desert views of juniper, cascades and raptors.

It consists of rolling and relatively flat terrain that is fun and flowing. The eastern edge has some fantastic Deschutes Canyon views, but pay attention to the trail so you don't fall!
Need To Know
Horses are popular here, along with bikes....each having their own trails. No matter, give the right of way to the horses if you do see them.
There are a few rocky sections, but easy to walk around if you prefer. A section of the eastern edge of the loop (Rim Trail), skirts the Deschutes River Canyon. The trail is rocky in spots, and the exposure is big. It's a fun and beautiful section, so walk it if you need to, but watch for other riders, and tread lightly on the fragile ecosystem surrounding you.

There are no trail markers yet, though the trail is well established, and the new parking area on the South side is impossible to miss, it's huge. There's a restroom and several picnic tables at the trailhead.

The Juniper Trailhead to the north is an optional starting/ending point for this ride.
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PHOTOS of Maston Outer Loop
  3.5 from 2 votes
Riding into the sunset with a view of the Sisters. (Redmond, OR)
  3.5 from 2 votes
Maston Rim in January, overlooking the Deschutes River (Redmond, OR)
  3.0 from 2 votes
Deschutes River looking south. (Redmond, OR)
  3.0 from 2 votes
Please observe seasonal closures. (Redmond, OR)
  2.7 from 3 votes
The last person that went into the seasonal closure area. (Redmond, OR)
  2.7 from 3 votes
That's what happens when you go off trail. (Redmond, OR)
  2.5 from 2 votes
Passing lanes (Redmond, OR)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Look for the Big Tree along the trail. (Redmond, OR)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Mile post 13 (Redmond, OR)
  2.0 from 2 votes
Some areas closed to bikes year round. (Redmond, OR)
  2.0 from 2 votes
Desert Solitude (Redmond, OR)
  2.0 from 2 votes
Cline Butte (Redmond, OR)
  2.0 from 2 votes
Canyon rim trail intersection and signage. (Redmond, OR)
  1.0 from 2 votes
Trails soon to be better signed. Choose the open trails. (Redmond, OR)