Bend Trails » Catch and Release Trail Map

Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
4.6 miles
Elevation
466'
Rating
Forecast
Snow is mostly packed down from use and is rideable on a fat bike. Be mindful of icy spots.

Trail Reports

  • Marc Fortier November 3, 2016 at 10:25 amYeah was rolling down C&R yesterday, and was thinking how this trail has really smoothed out and is starting to have 'flow'
  • Robert Rekward November 2, 2016 at 6:46 pmSeriously, the trail conditions do not get any better than they are right now. Should probably call in sick tomorrow and go ride.
  • Valerie Rekward August 2, 2016 at 2:44 pmBiked there yesterday and it was pretty dusty, but tons'o'fun!
  • Eric Evans April 4, 2016 at 8:30 amPerfect!
  • Bruce Bradshaw March 23, 2016 at 2:37 pmTread is a lot smoother than last fall. Only one small patch of snow near the trail.
  • Robert Rekward February 28, 2016 at 4:08 pmI rode down Catch and Release on my fat bike today. Mostly great, tacky dirt with no puddles at all. There are still quite a few snow patches which require some hike a bike, especially on the north facing stuff as you get closer to Storm King and Tyler's. Unless we get more snow and low temps, it seems like it'll be 100% clear of snow within a few weeks.
 

Trail Description

Catch and Release was built in 2015 as a connector trail between the Forest Service Welcome Station on Cascade Lakes Highway and the bottom of Lower Stormking and Tyler’s Traverse. This is a key addition that allows riders to create all sorts of all-singletrack loops out of the Wanoga and Phil’s areas. There are a few rocky sections which make this a blue trail and a large boulder at one point that takes some gumption to get up and over, but mostly it’s very mellow beginner stuff.

REI had a regional conference in Bend in the Summer of 2015 and sent nearly 300 people out to this trail to work with COTA and the Forest Service — they completed a huge section of trail in record time.

Trail Photos

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Trail Reports » Catch and Release

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  1. Seriously, the trail conditions do not get any better than they are right now. Should probably call in sick tomorrow and go ride.

    1. Marc Fortier says:

      Yeah was rolling down C&R yesterday, and was thinking how this trail has really smoothed out and is starting to have ‘flow’

  2. Valerie Rekward says:

    Biked there yesterday and it was pretty dusty, but tons’o’fun!

  3. Eric Evans says:

    Perfect!

  4. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Tread is a lot smoother than last fall. Only one small patch of snow near the trail.

  5. I rode down Catch and Release on my fat bike today. Mostly great, tacky dirt with no puddles at all. There are still quite a few snow patches which require some hike a bike, especially on the north facing stuff as you get closer to Storm King and Tyler’s. Unless we get more snow and low temps, it seems like it’ll be 100% clear of snow within a few weeks.

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