This 30-mile loop in Jefferson County begins and ends in downtown Madras, but it only takes riders one mile to get out of town and onto peaceful country roads through a rich agriculture area.
The views on this “moderately” strenuous ride are magnificent, with sweeping views of the Cascades, including Mount Hood and Three-Finger jack. You’ll enjoy smooth paved roads with some gravel areas overlooking Cove Palisades State Park and Lake Billy Chinook where wildlife sightings are common. You’ll pass through several small communities, including Culver and Metolius on roads featuring very little traffic. The area’s mild winter makes this a popular ride year round.