McKenzie River Cycling & Mountain Biking
Mountain and Road Biking
The McKenzie River Trail is one of the most famous and spectacular mountain bike trails in North America. It’s almost 25 miles in length with pristine lakes, old growth forests, and otherworldly lava fields. Explore breathtaking forest views while traversing log bridges that span the multiple streams and rivers that combine to make up the majestic McKenzie River and witness the vibrant topaz blue Tomolich Falls or “Blue Pool.” This natural wonder is truly a must see for everyone. Most riders will take at least four to five hours to complete the ride. Make sure to make time to dip your feet, have a picnic, or take selfies.
The McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway is the most spectacular road bike ride in Central Oregon. Snow closes this seasonal road each winter. Before it reopens to vehicles in June, road crews plow open one lane for non-motorized recreation, making it a favorite spring cycling destination. At the summit is the lava-rock-constructed Dee Wright Observatory, which provides 360-degree views of mountains, buttes, and other magnificent topography, framed by windows inside the rocky structure.