Bend Trails » Catch and Release Trail Map

Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
4.6 miles
Elevation
466'
Rating
Forecast
This trail has lots of down trees. Riding it will probably mean getting off and climbing over and through tree limbs.

Trail Reports

  • Joe Myers April 22, 2017 at 2:07 pmCatch and release was worked on today above stormking. Should be riding well now in the section.
  • Ken Clark April 10, 2017 at 6:18 pmI ride it today and it's riding well with no snow or wet spots on the trail. The area has been thinned and there are lots of limbs on the ground so it's hard to see the trail in spots and also hard on your rear derailleur.
  • Joe Myers April 2, 2017 at 11:08 pmPer cota: Note regarding logging damage. This trail was not in place before the logging contract was awarded so there was never any stipulations to protect the trail. Cota was expecting this and it will be repaired.
  • David Welton April 2, 2017 at 9:22 pmThere are some snow patches, which will go away soon. More importantly, the logging operation has completely trashed the middle portion of the trail.
  • Cam Dash April 2, 2017 at 7:31 pmSeconding what Tristan and Eric said, there is a 1/3 mile section just north of Storm King that has been obliterated by logging operations. Big ruts, huge slash piles built right on the trail. It looks like logging is finishing up, hopefully they do a little a clean up before pulling out of there.
  • Tristan S April 1, 2017 at 4:49 pmBetween Century and SK, the logging has effectively erased chunks of the trail. A couple snow patches. Past SK, there are several largeish snow patches that are unrideable. Decent dirt everywhere else, but not worth the time yet. The lorax would have a fit about this trail now.
  • Eric Kutter March 25, 2017 at 4:06 pmGreat condition for first 3/4 way from Century to Storm King, then a couple big patches of snow. Once you get past that, tons of branches covering the trail from the tree clearing operation.
 

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.

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Trail Reports » Catch and Release

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  1. Joe Myers says:

    Catch and release was worked on today above stormking. Should be riding well now in the section.

  2. Ken Clark says:

    I ride it today and it’s riding well with no snow or wet spots on the trail. The area has been thinned and there are lots of limbs on the ground so it’s hard to see the trail in spots and also hard on your rear derailleur.

  3. Joe Myers says:

    Per cota: Note regarding logging damage. This trail was not in place before the logging contract was awarded so there was never any stipulations to protect the trail. Cota was expecting this and it will be repaired.

  4. David Welton says:

    There are some snow patches, which will go away soon. More importantly, the logging operation has completely trashed the middle portion of the trail.

  5. Cam Dash says:

    Seconding what Tristan and Eric said, there is a 1/3 mile section just north of Storm King that has been obliterated by logging operations. Big ruts, huge slash piles built right on the trail. It looks like logging is finishing up, hopefully they do a little a clean up before pulling out of there.

  6. Tristan S says:

    Between Century and SK, the logging has effectively erased chunks of the trail. A couple snow patches.

    Past SK, there are several largeish snow patches that are unrideable. Decent dirt everywhere else, but not worth the time yet.

    The lorax would have a fit about this trail now.

  7. Eric Kutter says:

    Great condition for first 3/4 way from Century to Storm King, then a couple big patches of snow. Once you get past that, tons of branches covering the trail from the tree clearing operation.

  8. 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’

  9. Valerie Rekward says:

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

  10. Eric Evans says:

    Perfect!

  11. Bruce Bradshaw says:

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

  12. 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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