How to Ride the Old West Scenic Bikeway in Five Days

There’s a little-known secret about cycling in Oregon: Some of the best riding in the state isn’t in Portland or even along the Pacific Coast. You have to cross the Cascade Mountains and head into the open country of Eastern Oregon, where cows in the road constitute a traffic jam, and where the impressive scenery…

: Russ Roca

Prairie City

It’s no secret that Prairie City is pretty.

It sits on the edge of a vast grassland, surrounded by the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness on one side and layers of ancient lava rock on the other. Scenic trails are an easy trip from the historic downtown. Nearby lakes and rivers provide excellent steelhead and mountain trout fishing. In winter the landscape attracts snowshoers, nordic skiers and snowmobilers. See it for yourself.

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