Fort Rock State Park: Hole in the Ground Trail

3D view of Hole in the Ground Trail

Overall: 4

Aerobic: 4

Technical: 4

Steepness: 4

Flow: 6

Singletrack: 0%

Not a destination ride, Fort Rock State Park to Hole in the Ground is a CCW doubletrack loop which can include a 300' hike down into the hole (which is in the ground).




Avg: 26mi



Elevation Change

Avg Ascent:1550'

Ascent Incline



Avg: 4hr





The loop is flat enough to be ridden in either direction.

Most of the ride is on barely used BLM roads or doubletrack, a pleasant way to spend an afternoon if staying in the La Pine area.

Directions: Ride can start from Fort Rock State Park, or just drive up to the crater and ride around. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Fort Rock State Park to Hole in the Ground Trail Topo Map

Loop Directions

big hole

Fort Rock State Park Area Topo Map

  • TH: Ride around Fort Rock State Park, then head east on Co Rd 5-11A to Co Rd 5-11 at 2mi. Go left and ride to Kruse Rd at 4.1mi. Go left and ride to Butte Well at 9.1mi and cross over to BLM6149, then go left to RD 550.
  • 9.7mi: Ascend RD550 to the crater, using RD500 or FR200, reaching the ride summit at 12.5mi. Ride around the crater and down to the bottom.
  • 16.9mi: Climb out of the crater, then go left on RD 017 and descend to FR300 at 19.3mi. Go left at the fork and ride east to BLM6149. Dogleg to the right, then go left onto Co Rd 5-11A and head back to the TH.




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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