Deschutes River Tr2.1

3D view of Deschutes River Trail #2.1

Overall: 5

Aerobic: 4

Technical: 4

Steepness: 4

Flow: 7

Singletrack: 100%

Deschutes River Tr2.1 (DRT) is an easy river cruise and close to town, so of course very popular with people of all ages...and their horses.

Type

Loop

Length

Avg: 18mi

Ascent

Easy

Elevation Change

TH:4000'
Avg Ascent:1600'

Ascent Incline

3%

Duration

Avg: 3hr

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Enjoy the scenery and share the trail as you navigate through the maze of side trails and doubletrack connectors on this campground tour.

Not a destination ride, a Deschutes River Tr2.1 OAB is more of a last-day, warm up or end-of-day ride.

The trail connects Meadow, Lava Island, Aspen, Dillon and Benham Falls campgrounds, passing Lava Island Falls, Dillon Falls and Benham Falls along the way.

 

Deschutes River Tr2.1 can be extended to 32.5mi (2600' ascent) by adding Blackrock Tr3935, maybe even climbing to the top of Lava Butte.

Directions: From Bend, take Cascade Lakes Hwy SR46W for 7.5mi to FR41. Turn left and follow signs to the Entrada Lodge. TH is near the lodge. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Deschutes River Trail #2 Topo Map

Loop Directions

campground tour

Deschutes River Area Topo Map

  • TH: Ride from the Woodside Loop Rd TH, cross Cascade Hwy and descend to Deschutes River Tr2.1, with heightened awareness for the many hikers, horses, children and their pets on the trail. Pass the Meadow campground TH at 2.2mi, then ride on the access road to the turnaround and rejoin the trail at the end of the road. Ride around Lava Island, reaching the the Lava Island campground at 4mi, paralleling the road for .6mi.
  • 4.9mi: Go right onto a connector trail to FR4100. Go right onto FR4100, for .2mi, then go left onto Storm King Tr48 at the 5.9mi #31 intersection. Ascend a drainage, cresting the ride summit at 9.1mi. Pass the Tiddly Winks #34 intersection on the left at 9.4mi then cross Cascade Hwy at 10mi.
  • 10.2mi: Go right at the COD Tr71 #23 intersection and descend gradually over rough terrain, reaching FR4615 at 12.5mi. Cross FR4615 and descend a rocky drainage for 2mi, approaching Cascade Hwy at 14.5mi.
  • 16mi: After a moderate ascent, pass the Elfin Magic Tr45 #23 intersection on the left, then navigate some technical singletrack followed by a short and steep descent to the TH.

 

 

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Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge

 

 

 

 

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