The route starts in Madras, a small town with hotels, a craft beer pub and several restaurants. As you ride along the rim overlooking Lake Billy Chinook, look for the basalt palisades and seven spectacular peaks in the Cascade Mountain Range.
Distance: 29.5 miles (round trip) Elevation Gain: 2,782 vertical feet
The Madras Mountain Views Scenic Bikeway is a rural loop, starting and finishing in Madras, Oregon. You’ll pedal through a sage and juniper ecosystem, showcasing basalt palisades above the Deschutes and Crooked Rivers, along with the farms and ranches of Jefferson County. The bike ride offers stunning views of the Three Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Hood, and Three Finger Jack, and passes by The Cove Palisades State Park.
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