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Maston Outer Loop

Intermediate
 4.0 (28) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A grand tour of the High Desert with easy, rolling trails.


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12.2

Miles

19.7

KM

100%

Singletrack

3,234' 986 m

High

3,056' 931 m

Low

371' 113 m

Up

372' 113 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Seasonal closures for raptor protection along the Deschutes Canyon Rim February 1 August 31.

Overview

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.

Description

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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Shared By:

Katy Ryan

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  4.0 from 28 votes

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  4.0 from 28 votes
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Photos

View of the river from above
Sep 1, 2020 near Redmond, OR
Just enough snow to make it fun!
Apr 18, 2018 near Redmond, OR
The river down below
Aug 31, 2020 near Redmond, OR
Pedal strike territory, at least for me
Sep 1, 2020 near Redmond, OR
Maston Rim in January, overlooking the Deschutes River
Jan 18, 2016 near Redmond, OR
Overlook
Sep 30, 2020 near Redmond, OR

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