The gate is now locked at the bottom of Cline at FAA road access and a new gate has been installed north along the powerlines. Portions of the start of the XC route also go in and out of private land - so ride at your own discretion.
The Cline XC trail is a good winter riding option when trails closer to Bend are wet or muddy. It’s not a very long trail, so lots of riders will hook it into a loop with the nearby Maston trail network.
If you are riding Maston and are ready to shoot yourself in the head from the lack of elevation — head across the highway and ride up this route. Here, you can get some nice steep riding in, and even a nice rock drop on the back side of Cline Butte. Once you hit the road at the end of the trail, you can head up the road to the top and descend one of the gnarly gravity lines.
This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.