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Coyote Loop

Intermediate

Trail

9.0 mile 14.4 kilometer loop
100% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 521' 159 m
Descent: -517' -158 m
High: 4,323' 1,318 m
Low: 3,932' 1,198 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Katy Ryan

A favorite winter loop on the East side of Bend

Katy Ryan

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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Overview

Horse Butte is a great option for spring, fall and especially winter riding....due to its east side location. Fairly flat, easy riding with exceptional views of the Cascades.

Need to Know

Horses frequent this trail mostly on the north end, so often the north end can be a little bumpy.

Description

Easy, mostly gentle trail with a few minor technical sections.

Plenty of sagebrush and junipers with and minimal trees (read...Definitely a 'hot' trail in the summer.)

In the winter the trails are hard packed and fast. Watch your pedals as much of the trail is quite narrow and there are rocks hidden behind the knee high grass.

The South end takes you within a quarter mile of Boyd Cave and you'll be less than a mile from Arnold Ice Cave as well. Both caves are open to the public and worth a visit. You also have connections with trails which take you higher on up to Swamp Wells Horse camp.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed, History & Background

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Apr 21, 2020
Cerra Teng
Mar 28, 2020
Ross D
9mi — 1h 35m
Mar 23, 2020
Kirsten B
Would recommend counter-clockwise direction
Aug 24, 2019
Jesse Brown
Only one tricky technical spot but anyone can ride this. Bolo for trail runners they come up out of nowhere fast. 10mi
Jun 30, 2019
Taylor Collins
Riding Great - Apply Sunscreen Generously 9mi
Jun 22, 2019
Charles Harris
Mar 28, 2019
Alex Wallace
seems like it would be nice in the winter if you could access it. great views and beginner flows. watch out for violent tweakers 9mi
Dec 31, 2018
Leah Adams

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  4.2 from 26 votes

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in Bend

#597

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in Bend

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in Oregon

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Photos

What the hail? Hail storm fast approaching from the left.
Apr 30, 2018 near Deschut…, OR
Mostly smooth trail on Horse Butte ride, except for this short section.
Nov 6, 2012 near Deschut…, OR
Moonrise on the high desert.
Nov 12, 2016 near Deschut…, OR
Cascade Range with Pole Creek Fire in the distance.
Nov 6, 2012 near Deschut…, OR
Great view of the Cascades from the top of a steep, rocky section.
Mar 30, 2016 near Deschut…, OR
View from the Coyote Loop trail.
May 29, 2017 near Deschut…, OR

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