Haystack Reservoir

Terrebonne, Oregon 97760

Haystack Reservoir

Haystack Reservoir Professional Review and Guide

"Have you ever wanted to try bicycle camping? If the answer is “Yes,” you’ll want to try this easy route that takes you through the Crooked River National Grassland and drops you off at Haystack Reservoir Campground. After you set up camp, take a swim and soak in views of the unique central Oregon high desert. Trail surface: Doubletrack and paved road.

Established in 1962, the 111,352-acre Crooked River National Grassland is filled with rolling plateaus of sagebrush, juniper trees, basalt rimrock, rounded buttes, and steep gorges.The dry, open landscape here is a perfect habitat for a variety of raptors and other wildlife, including pronghorn antelope, mule deer, jackrabbits, and coyotes. Long before mountain bikes rolled through these grassy hills and plains, homesteaders populated them with grazing livestock.At the turn of the century, ranching and farming were the primary industries in this part of Oregon."

Haystack Reservoir Reviews

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This trail is fast and a bit technical with incredible scenery. We started this ride from our campground near east lake and rode some singletrack and fireroad going up to the trail. With our starting point and going all the way to the top of the peak, I clocked our ride at almost 30 miles. Stunning views and fun riding make this trail a must do. Finish the day by hiking to the hot pools on Paulina lake.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
3 to 5 hours
Best April through October
3,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,000 feet
Top Elevation
Crooked River National Grassland
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Oct 2018