Peterson Ridge Loop

Sisters, Oregon

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2 Reviews
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The trail starts in Sisters. Tread: 12.5 miles of singletrack, 3.9 miles of doubletrack, and .6 on pavement. Hazards: other trail users.
Mountain Biking Oregon

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Mountain Biking Oregon

by Mark Wigg (Falcon Guides)

The trail starts in Sisters. Tread: 12.5 miles of singletrack, 3.9 miles of doubletrack, and .6 on pavement. Hazards: other trail users.

©  Mark Wigg/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Sisters
Distance: 17
Elevation Gain: 700 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1-2 hours
Season: Seldom closed by snow. By late summer the trail may be too soft to ride.
Trailhead Elevation: 3,000 feet
Top Elevation: 3,700 feet
Local Contacts: Deschutes National Forest 541-388-2715
Local Maps: Sisters Ranger District map provides good coverage of the area and includes most of the trail. The Fat Tire Publications' map, Mountain Biking Central Oregon provides excellent coverage and is water and tear resistant. Most Bike stores carry the map. The Forest Service also publishes brochures for mountain biking in Central Oregon. USGS: Sisters, Three Creek Butte
Driving Directions: Directions to Peterson Ridge Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

7/29/2009
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Classic central Oregon ride, nearly all single track. This system of trails abutting Sisters, Oregon is very actively maintained with many new sub-trails added recently. The trail is organized in a loop - with a west trail and east trail. There are maybe ten paths that join east to west, which basically allows you to create a loop of any length you choose. The lower sections are suitable for beginners, but the middle and upper have enough rocks to provide a challenge for intermediate riders (at least I had a challenge. The single track is a lot of fun, and if you travel clockwise you'll have a lot of fun coming back down with many banked turns. In summer the single tracks can be dry and dusty which means that you need to stay in the hard packed center lest your tires stop in the powder. This is a great trail for working on your steering skills. And - nice views, especially along the ridge itself. Did I mention that you should watch for rocks in the mid section? My experience says that knees don't mix well with lava rocks,


5/24/2002
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Truly a gem of a trail for sheer fun and exhileration. Wonderful fun swoops, bunny humps and trail carving, plus a fantastic view at the top. Nothing too technical, just pure pleasure. Rates 10 yahoos for fun.



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