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Coyote Loop

Intermediate
 4.1 (31) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A favorite winter loop on the East side of Bend


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Map Key

9.0

Miles

14.4

KM

100%

Singletrack

4,323' 1,318 m

High

3,932' 1,198 m

Low

521' 159 m

Up

517' 158 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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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Katy Ryan

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 31 votes

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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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May 5, 2021
AJ Dexter
Really nice morning ride w/ Cristy 12.8mi — 1h 37m
May 2, 2021
AJ Dexter
Really quiet and lovely morning ride. 9.9mi — 1h 14m
Apr 12, 2021
Alanna Hayes
First ride with Rachel and Justin
Apr 4, 2021
Stab de Silva
Beautiful scenery, slightly confusing trail, a short but spicy section that I had to carry the bike up. 2nd half was downhill & speedy. Clockwise. — 1h 45m
Feb 7, 2021
Elizabeth Schmidt
9mi — 1h 10m
Nov 18, 2020
Patrick Beeson
Apr 21, 2020
Cerra Teng
Mar 28, 2020
Ross D
9mi — 1h 35m