MTB Project Logo

Maston Outer Loop

Intermediate
 4.0 (20) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

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

Features -none-

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Katy Ryan

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 20 votes

#1

in Redmond

#1354

Overall
  4.0 from 20 votes
5 Star
20%
4 Star
55%
3 Star
25%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Recommended Route Rankings

#1

in Redmond

#45

in Oregon

#1,354

Overall
107 Views Last Month
5,954 Since May 22, 2013
Intermediate

16%
5%
79%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Just enough snow to make it fun!
Apr 18, 2018 near Redmond, OR
Maston Rim in January, overlooking the Deschutes River
Jan 18, 2016 near Redmond, OR
Fresh snow on the mountains sure makes them pop!
Nov 11, 2016 near Redmond, OR
Riding into the sunset with a view of the Sisters.
Mar 16, 2013 near Redmond, OR
That's what happens when you go off trail.
May 22, 2013 near Redmond, OR
View of the Deschutes from the Maston Rim Trail.
May 29, 2017 near Redmond, OR

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 74 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Jul 24, 2020
Eric Chisholm
Nice little ride 13mi
Jul 23, 2020
Taylor Morris
9.4mi — 1h 05m
Jul 20, 2020
James McGuire
12.8mi — 1h 14m
Apr 20, 2020
Cerra Teng
Oct 5, 2019
Martin Magnia
Aug 1, 2019
John Ferraro
Jul 30, 2019
John Ferraro
Jun 1, 2019
Gary Strader