Rockless Ridge Ride For Mountain Biking
The 39th most popular mountain bike trail in Oregon.
Sunday 24 July 2016 01:46 GMT
West of Bend in the Deschutes National Forest, the Rockless Ridge Ride is a mixed 18 mile (1250) single and double track route. Drive or mountain bike ride 9 miles west of Bend on the Skyliners road to the Skyliners Sno-play parking lot on your left and park here. Follow Skyliner s road up toward Tumalo Falls as it curves to the right, turns to gravel and crosses a bridge. Turn left just past the bridge onto the gravel road FS 4603. Stay on this road for 2.25 miles, riding through the area burned in the 1979 Bridge Creek fire. When you reach Tumalo Falls the road will cross a bridge and the South Fork Trail will be off to your left. Take a left onto the South Fork Trail and follow it past the South Fork shelter and along the creek to the junction of Swampy Lakes Trail. Take a left onto the Swampy lakes trail and begin the climb up the switchbacks to Swampy Lakes. Continue past Swampy Lakes toward Swampy Lakes Sno-Park. Just before the Sno-park take the cutoff trail that joins the road and follow FS 080 to FS 4615. Follow FS 4615 for approximately 4 miles and take a left onto FS 310 . Follow FS 310 for 2 miles, passing over a short section of closed road, till you meet (unmarked) FS 400 on the left. Follow FS 400 for another 2 miles till you reach Skyliners road. Return to the trailhead by turning left onto Skyliners road.
Overall, Rockless Ridge Ride is the 39th most popular mountain bike trail of all 56 mountain biking rides in Oregon. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Rockless Ridge Ride including 420 Loop Trail, Deschutes River Trails, Phils Trail Loop, Sparks Lake/Lava Lakes Trail, Tangent/QS 1041 and Charlton Lake Loop TrailCultus Lake Loop Trail.