Mountain Bike Trail Conditions
Mountain bikes look a little different in the winter in Bend. The tires are a little fatter and the trails are generally groomed. That’s what it’s like to ride a fat (tire) bike in Bend during the winter. Bend’s fat bike trails are groomed out of Wanoga Sno-Park in the wintertime, conditions permitting, making for a truly unique biking experience. Many bike and gear shops in town rent fat tire bikes for you to take up the Cascade Lakes Highway or out to Tumalo Falls for a fun day of human-powered sightseeing.
If you’re looking for more traditional mountain biking, take a look at Redmond-area trails such as those accessible from Maston trailhead, or head east to the Horse Butte or Horse Ridge areas, where the trails are more likely to be ridable in the winter. BendTrails keeps riders updated on trail conditions, so you know that if the trails are muddy or snow-covered to stay off of them and practice proper trail etiquette. Even if the trails are snow free, it’s best to stay off of them during freeze-thaw cycles to ensure that the trails don’t develop ruts and become further eroded.
MTB Trail Conditions