Redmond, Oregon is located in the high desert between Bend to the south and Terrebonne—home of Smith Rock State Park—to the north. The city is perfectly situated to explore Central Oregon’s biking trails. As a lesser known destination for outdoor recreation, Redmond can sometimes feel like a local’s secret playground, featuring tons of trails to explore. From a pump track in town to the nearly limitless access to the nearby mountain biking trails of Central Oregon, avid bikers should consider a stop in Redmond for some adventure.
Discover the Redmond, Oregon Pump Track
The Homestead Pump Track opened up in the fall of 2018, and has been a popular spot for riders of all kinds ever since. Open daily from 8 a.m. to sundown, the track is 270 meters in total length and features a few long straightaways, two wall rides, high berms and plenty of dips to pump and pick up speed with. Entry is free, as the track is a sponsored track of Red Bull and the Union Cycliste Internationale Pump Track World Championships.
Top Mountain Bike Trails near Redmond
Mountain bikers in Redmond are lucky to have trails accessible near town. The nineteen-mile Maston Trail System is a popular one, and with good reason. Typically soils here are dry and sandy during the summer, so the Maston Trail is a great option for a winter ride, as long as it hasn’t rained or snowed too recently. These trails are mostly flat, and provide a moderate level of technical riding. A local favorite route is the Rockbar Trail, which guides riders on stacked lava rocks right alongside the Deschutes River. The toughest ride on this list is the Cline Butte Loop, listed as moderate-difficult. Located on the other side of Cline Falls Road, opposite of the Maston Trails, the Cline Butte Loop takes bikers up 1,200 vertical feet as they loop around to the top of Cline Butte. The reward from the top is a stunning view of the Cascade Range, as well as a much less physically-taxing ride back down.
Redmond, Oregon Bike Shops and Rentals
Don’t feel like you have to travel with your bike just to enjoy the trails in Redmond. There are plenty of great local options for rentals, repairs and more that will have the needs of any type of rider covered. Hutch’s Bikes is a time-tested, local favorite bike shop that offers a diverse range of bikes for rent and purchase, repair services, accessories, and local beta on the trails. Another great local pick is Trinity Bikes, which offers similar rental and repair services as other bike shops, as well as a selection of scooters that help people get around town in a fun and easy way.
While you’re in town, don’t forget to grab a bite and experience Redmond’s burgeoning restaurant scene. With steaks from local ranches and authentic Mexican to sushi and vegetarian options, the best restaurants in Redmond have something for everyone.
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Favorite Year-Round Mountain Bike Spots
When winter comes and the snow falls, some of Central Oregon’s popular mountain biking trails become a little too muddy to ride – which means some of the unheralded spots in the region get a little more love. Places like Smith Rock can get scorching hot (and quite crowded) in the summer making it a great spot to head come winter. Want some good locals tips on where to ride? Ask the folks at Hutch’s Bicycles, Pine Mountain Sports or The Hub Cyclery for the 4-1-1, or set up a tour with Cog Wild Mountain Bike Tours and Shuttles.
The Ultimate Guide to Pumpkin Patches in Terrebonne, Oregon
Nothing signals the coming of fall quite like spending the day at a pumpkin patch. It’s tough to not feel the cozy spirit of the season when you’re solving a festive corn maze while bundled up and sipping a hot apple cider. Pumpkin patches in Central Oregon benefit from our desert climate and still get plenty of sunshine, even in late October. While smaller family farms all around the region will sometimes host fall events, the two most popular pumpkin patches both reside in Terrebonne: the Smith Rock Pumpkin Patch and the DD Ranch Pumpkin Patch.
Central Oregon Mountain Biking Trails
Two-wheeled fun for everyone. From magazine spreads to filtered Instagram images, Central Oregon is making a name for itself in mountain biking. Consider this: More than 300 miles of linked singletrack (mountain biker talk for biking trails that are only wide enough for a single rider) is so close to town that many of the riders actually ride to the trails from town (or from Pine Mountain Sports, where a full fleet of Trek and Santa Cruz rentals are available.)
Great Getaway: Sisters, Oregon
When pulling into Sisters from the West you’re greeted by a main-street cowboy town filled with local shops, western storefronts and lots of charm. But as you reach the far end of that main street (it’s actually U.S. Hwy. 20,) something different emerges. There’s some upscale lodging, a brewpub, movie theater, and spa that gives Sisters a whole new attitude.
Central Oregon Mountain Bike Trail Guide
The Central Oregon mountain bike scene is 300 miles of diverse singletrack through high alpine forests and sagebrush dotted deserts from Madras to La Pine, Sisters to Prineville. Bulletin newspaper reporter Mark Morical has ridden just about every one of the trails you’ll find on any mountain bike trail map – and he’s written about his experience.
Pumpkin Patches + Petting Zoos = Fall Family Fun
As soon as the first hint of autumn rolls around, my three kids ask on a regular basis when we can go to the pumpkin patch. This is not simply because they’re eager to gather Halloween décor. To my kids (all under the age of 12), fall means visiting the farm and getting all the animal petting, ropes course playing and barbecue eating they can squeeze into one afternoon.
Outward Bound in the City: Central Oregon’s 5 Best Urban Hikes
Hiking in Central Oregon can take you deep into the wilderness, far away from worry and stress. But sometimes all you need is a quick break from reality…just a half hour or so outside in nature, on a trail, alone with your thoughts (or with your dog, husband and two kids.) There are hundreds of hikes and trails available in and around Bend, Oregon and Sunriver, Oregon. These “Urban Hikes” are the perfect remedy to slow down our all-too-busy lives.
Sherar's Falls Scenic Bikeway
Oregon’s newest scenic bikeway traverses the strikingly scenic high desert canyon of north Central Oregon, known as River Canyon Country.
Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway: Pull Off For a Central Oregon Adventure
The Cascade Lakes Scenic byway is one of the prettiest drives in the U.S. But it might be the most recreationally rich road you’ll ever drive too. From Bend southwest to the Highway 58 junction, the Oregon Route 372 cuts through 66 miles unique volcanic formations and geological beauty that offers everything that makes Central Oregon an outdoor lover’s paradise.
Scenic Bikeways Showcase Central Oregon’s Backroad Beauty
Oregon’s official scenic bikeways are the first of their kind in the U.S – and Central Oregon is home to 6 of the state’s 11 most beautiful bike routes. An absolute summer must for road cyclists are riding the best of the best – our scenic bikeways. Every rider can find a ride to suit their style and mood, from family-friendly to adventurous.