With nearly 300 miles of mountain bike trails accessible from town, Bend is a mountain biker’s paradise. The rides and amenities will make your heart swoon — from swoopy singletrack and classic networks like Phil’s Trail, to the easy shuttle service and abundant bike shops. Ready to shred? Here are the top spots to put on your radar.
Mt. Bachelor Bike Park
Difficulty: Mild to challenging
Opened in 2019, Mt. Bachelor Bike Park offers more than a dozen miles of lift-accessible trails, from beginner to double black diamond. Swoop, slide and fly down a gauntlet of berm jumps, rollers and tabletops.
Swampy Lakes – Phil’s Shuttle
Distance: 24 miles
This mostly downhill ride starts at Dutchman Flat near Mt. Bachelor for an adrenaline-filled descent through ponderosa pines. The singletrack ends at Phil’s Trailhead, just a few minutes from downtown Bend.
Tyler’s Traverse Loop
Distance: 12.6 miles
Enjoy a short and sweet ride with a reasonable doubletrack climb and a fun singletrack descent that packs plenty of rocky challenges and adrenaline-filled thrills into just over 12 miles.
Phil’s Trail System Warm-up
Distance: 15 miles
Get acquainted with Bend’s quintessential pine-scented twists and turns on a ride that includes moderate grades and fun descents, culminating in the famed, one-way Phil’s Trail near downtown Bend.
Keep on riding
There are more exciting mountain bike trails to be found in Central Oregon. When you’re ready for more dirt, set your compass to the Lookout Mountain Loop, Newberry Crater Loop and Lemish and Charlton Lakes, part of the Oregon Timber Trail.
Lemish and Charlton Lakes
Distance: 19 miles
A segment of the Oregon Timber Trail, this lollipop route showcases backcountry terrain around the Cascade Lakes. Gorgeous lake views are matched with gnarly outcroppings and flowy descents.
Newberry Crater Loop
Distance: 22 miles
Ride the largest volcano in the Cascades, Newberry Crater, on a mostly singletrack trail to epic panoramic views. The big climbs lead to dramatic sights around the caldera before a long, satisfying descent.
Lookout Mountain Loop
Distance: 11 miles
At 6,918 feet, Lookout Mountain is the highest point in the Ochoco Mountains. The ride rewards a series of rugged, steep climbs with incredible panoramic views and a historic lookout tower at the top.
Where to gear up
- Pine Mountain Sports: 255 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR 97702
- Sunnyside Sports: 930 NW Newport Ave, Bend, OR 97701
- Crow’s Feet: A Mountain Collective: 2843 NW Lolo Dr, Bend, OR 97703
- The Hub Cyclery: 1001 NW Wall St #102, Bend, OR 97701
- Hutch’s Bicycles: 725 NW Columbia St, Bend, OR 97701
- Project Bike: 35 NW Bond St, Bend, OR 97703