Waldo Lake to Santiam Pass. Alpine riding, dry high-desert climate, historic wagon roads, and mountain views.
The Deschutes Tier takes you back over to the dry, volcanic eastern flank of the Cascade Range. Bend is famous for its large network of world-class mountain bike trails and the Oregon Timber Trail takes advantage of them as it leaves Waldo Lake and winds its way around Mt Bachelor and down to Sisters.
From here the route passes Black Butte to the recently renovated Suttle Lodge. As you head toward the Timber Trail's final tier, you'll get a taste of our original settler's hardships on the Old Santiam Wagon Road.
by the numbers
8,000' elevation gain
Sparks Lake and Mt Bachelor
Tam Mcarthur Rim
Old Santiam Wagon Road