Mountain Biking Trails in Bend

Region in Oregon, United States

Bend, Oregon is a pretty special place if you love mountain biking. With over 250.0 mi of well-maintained mountain bike trails, and more being added all the time, it is no wonder that Bend was named the best Mountain Bike Town in the country.

From Bend, you have a great choice in mountain biking trails. Whether you choose to go for a ride in Deschutes National Forest, around Black Butte Ranch, or Belknap Springs, there are so many great mountain bike trails near Bend.

There are trails for every level, whether you are a pro or want to head out on your first ride the options are endless! Choose between cross-country or fun, fast, and flowy downhills. There is even a lift served bike park!

THE TOP 10 MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAILS IN BEND, OREGON

  1. McKenzie River Trail (20.1 km, 221 m, 2.5-3.5h): McKenzie River bike trail has been called North America’s best single-track trail. Though a bit of a drive from Bend, this thrilling trail through lush temperate rain forest and magma rock will please all mountain bikers!
  2. Tiddlywinks (19.8 km, 191 m, 2.5-3.5h): This popular trail is the king of variety. Tiddlywinks has a bit of everything with cross country riding, a short climb, extremely flowy downhill, and some technical riding, this trail will please all mountain bikers. The middle section of the Tiddlywinks trail, however, is best known for its man-made berms and tabletop jumps.
  3. Whoops Loop (5.7 km, 129 m, 0.5-1.5h): Bend’s own “A-Line”, Lower Whoops Trail is the quintessential downhill flow trail of the area. You’ll find plenty of mountain bikers on this trail, and it’s easy to see why. With a chill logging road climb and fantastic berms and tabletops to huck on the way down, it’s easy to spend all day cycling Whoops.
  4. Tyler’s Traverse (21.9 km, 151 m, 3-4h): Tyler’s Traverse is a favorite bike trail amongst locals, this classic shuttle run is more technical than its brother Tiddlywinks. Though this trail definitely has its fair share of flowy berms, there are many more rock gardens than most of the other trails around Bend. Truly an old school mountain bike trail.
  5. Smith Rock Summit Trail Loop (12.4 km, 321 m, 2.5-3.5h): Smith Rock State Park is popular with hikers and bikers for a reason! The towering cliffs and the lush Crooked River are candy for the eyes. And the riding isn’t too bad either, though you will have to contend with a few hikers on the trail to get to the goods.
  6. Phil’s Trail (10.0 km, 205 m, 0.5-1.5h): The namesake trail for the popular Phil’s Trailhead in Bend, this mostly one-way trail is a classic mellow descent. With plenty of fast sections, a few small jumps, and a couple small rock gardens, this is a fantastic trail for aspiring mountain bike riders to test their skills.
  7. Peterson Ridge Trail (31 m, 230 m, 4-5h): The Peterson Ridge Trail system, with its roughly ladder-like shape allows for a ride of any length. You can follow one of the ‘rails’ as far as you like, and then traverse across one of the many ‘rungs’ to descend the other ‘rail’ back down to your car! Perfect for families and aspiring cross-country bike riders. Plus, it isn’t too far from Bend.
  8. Suttle Tie and Loop (21.8 km, 111 m, 2.5 -3.5h): Suttle Tie and Loop is an easy bike ride in a beautiful environment. The Tie trail connects the parking lot to Suttle Lake, where the Loop Trail will bend in and bring you around the lake. A popular ride with children, or for cross country training.
  9. Ben’s Trail (8.6 km, 184 m, 1-1.5h): Recently switched to a one-way, uphill only trail, Ben’s near Bend is the quintessential cross-country climbing trail from Phil’s Trail. Don’t worry, short descents and fun features frequently break up the gentle climb. A plus is you won’t see as many bikes on this trail.
  10. Kent’s Trail (10.1 km, 4 m, 1-1.5h): Another classic mountain bike trail of the Phil’s Trailhead complex, Kent’s trail can be ridden either as a climb or as a descent. It's easy to add this trail to your day at Phil's. We enjoy doing this as a mellow descent after a few loops of Whoops, or as a climb if you get bored of Ben’s.

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McKenzie River Trail (MRT)

Moderate
20.0 km
221 m
2.5-3.5h

The McKenzie River Trail is a popular mountain bike trail near Bend that has been called North America’s best single-track. Though a bit of a drive from Bend, this thrilling trail through lush temperate rain forest and magma rock will please all mountain bikers!

User Ratings
Overall Rating
9.5
Technical Difficulty
Intermediate (Square)
Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Intermediate (Square)
Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
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Tiddlywinks

Moderate
19.7 km
191 m
2.5-4h

This popular trail is the king of variety. With a bit of cross-country riding, a short climb, extremely flowy downhill and some technical riding, this trail will please all mountain bikers. The middle section of the Tiddlywinks trail, however, is best known for its man-made berms and tabletop jumps.

User Ratings
Overall Rating
10.0
Technical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Intermediate (Square)
Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
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Whoops Loop

Moderate
5.8 km
129 m
1h

Bend’s own “A-Line”, Lower Whoops Trail is the quintessential downhill flow trail of the area. You’ll find plenty of mountain bikers on this trail, but it’s easy to see why. With a chill logging road climb and fantastic berms and tabletops to huck on the way down, it’s easy to spend all day cycling Whoops.

User Ratings
Overall Rating
9.3
Technical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Intermediate (Square)
Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
Open details for Tyler’s Traverse

Tyler’s Traverse

Hard
24.7 km
309 m
3-4h

A favorite mountain bike trail amongst locals, this classic shuttle run is more technical than its brother Tiddlywinks. Though this trail definitely has its fair share of flowy berms, there are many more rock gardens than most of the trails around Bend. Truly an old school mountain bike trail.

User Ratings
Overall Rating
9.5
Technical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Advanced (Diamond)
Suitable for advanced experience level looking for a solid adventure.
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Smith Rock Summit Trail Loop

Very Hard
12.5 km
321 m
1.5-2.5h

Smith Rock State Park is popular with hikers and bikers for a reason! The towering cliffs and the lush Crooked River are candy for the eyes. And the riding isn’t too bad either, though you will have to contend with a few hikers on the trail to get to the goods.

User Ratings
Overall Rating
9.3
Technical Difficulty
Intermediate (Square)
Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Advanced (Diamond)
Suitable for advanced experience level looking for a solid adventure.
Open details for Phil’s Trail

Phil’s Trail

Easy
10.2 km
5 m
1-1.5h

The namesake trail for the popular Phil’s Trailhead in Bend, this mostly one-way trail is a classic mellow descent. With plenty of fast sections, a few small jumps, and a couple small rock gardens, this is a fantastic trail for aspiring mountain bike riders to test their skills.

User Ratings
Overall Rating
9.0
Technical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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Peterson Ridge Trail

Easy
31.3 km
230 m
4-5h

The Peterson Ridge Trail system, with its roughly ladder-like shape allows for a ride of any length. You can follow one of the ‘rails’ as far as you like, and then traverse across one of the many ‘rungs’ to descend the other ‘rail’ back down to your car! Perfect for families and aspiring cross country bike riders. Plus, it isn’t too far from Bend.

User Ratings
Overall Rating
9.5
Technical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Open details for Suttle Tie and Loop

Suttle Tie and Loop

Very Easy
22.1 km
111 m
2.5-3.5h

An easy bike ride in a beautiful environment, the Tie trail connects the parking lot to Suttle Lake, where the Loop Trail will bend in and bring you around the lake. A popular ride with children, or for cross country training.

User Ratings
Overall Rating
9.7
Technical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Open details for Ben’s Trail

Ben’s Trail

Easy
8.7 km
184 m
1-1.5h

Recently switched to a one-way, uphill only trail, Ben’s near Bend is the quintessential cross-country climbing trail from Phil’s Trail. Don’t worry, short descent and fun features frequently break up the gentle climb. A plus is you won’t see as many bikes on this trail.

User Ratings
Overall Rating
9.0
Technical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Open details for Kent’s Trail

Kent’s Trail

Easy
10.2 km
4 m
1-1.5h

Another classic mountain bike trail of the Phil’s Trailhead complex, Kent’s trail can be ridden either as a climb or as a descent. It's easy to add this trail to your day at Phil's. We enjoy doing this as a mellow descent after a few loops of Whoops, or as a climb if you get bored of Ben’s.

User Ratings
Overall Rating
9.3
Technical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.

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