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Deschutes River Trail

Intermediate

Trail

13.4 mile 21.6 kilometer point to point
100% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 547' 167 m
Descent: -272' -83 m
High: 4,193' 1,278 m
Low: 3,837' 1,169 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

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Trail shared by Katy Ryan

A lovely, rolling trail overlooking the Deschutes River - a must-do ride!

Katy Ryan

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NW Parking Pass Required at most trailheads that access the River Trail.

Overview

The Deschutes River Trail (DRT) can be accessed at a variety of locations, and can be ridden all the way to SunRiver, but don't forget you need to ride back, as it is an out-n-back.

Need to Know

The DRT is also a very popular hike. Officially there are three trails (bike,hike, horses), but it's hard to keep track of which is which. Just go with it, but heed the appropriate right of way.

Description

It is such a fun trail, that it is easy to keep going on it, and only realize how far you've gone when you are mid-way on your return. Lovely trail, overlooking the Deschutes River.Mostly smooth and sweet, but there are a few technical sections and a fair bit of exposure. The technical is not hard, but consequences could be grim if you fall in the wrong place - i.e. a fall down a steep bank into the very rocky and tree laiden river below.

This is a popular trail for hikers and bikers. Other bikers and hikers may be the bigger obstacle, especially around the blind corners.

This trail is not to be missed, it is has all the key elements of Central Oregon scenery... pines, river, rapids, lava rock, meadows, and more.

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Check-Ins

Sep 11, 2019
stormie BROCKWAY
13mi — 10h 40m
Aug 15, 2019
Steve Calvert
Jul 31, 2019
Kirsten B
13.2mi
Jul 28, 2019
Nick Trudeau
Jul 17, 2019
Kirsten B
13.2mi — 2h 00m
Jul 6, 2019
Tom Antles II
Jun 29, 2019
Alex Brekke
Fun morning bike before Anna's Wedding. 4.8mi — 1h 30m
Jun 26, 2019
Greg Steele

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  3.9 from 30 votes

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Deschutes River Trail is such a dreamy place.
Sep 28, 2017 near Deschut…, OR
Cant take my eyes off of the beautiful Deschutes River
Sep 28, 2017 near Deschut…, OR
Beautiful morning.
Jul 25, 2016 near Deschut…, OR
Limited headroom.
Jul 25, 2016 near Deschut…, OR
The beautiful Deschutes River
Dec 30, 2012 near Sunriver, OR
Fun on the Deschutes River Trail
Oct 12, 2015 near Deschut…, OR

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