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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
4.6 miles
Elevation
1103'
Rating
Forecast

Trail is good to go, but expect dry, dusty and loose trail surface and/or occasionally deep sandy areas.

Trail Reports

  • Regan Polk April 29, 2018 at 3:51 pmDropped a friend off at the airport so figured I’d swing by and see if anything was still packed. It was like riding up and down ball bearings.
  • Jay Marsh March 31, 2018 at 8:06 pmPerfection! No mud, no dust. Go get some!
  • Joe Myers March 25, 2018 at 5:13 pmTrails on Cline are super nice right now. You might find small patches of light mud on backside of cross country trail and saddle Trail. But nothing major
  • Ryan Pedersen March 4, 2018 at 5:15 pmLower part of XC was riding great! Probably a couple miles or so to play around in. Snow gets a little too deep higher up.
  • Jim W January 27, 2018 at 11:57 pmPSA: Someone did some sabotaging on the jump line today (tree across a landing with no indication from above the jump; would definitely have hurt someone!). Suggest caution on other DH trails, particularly any blind features. More info and photos.
  • Ryan Pedersen January 11, 2018 at 11:29 amFound some info on mtbr.com about legal access to the Cline trails. Includes GPS map.
  • Zach Blickman January 10, 2018 at 9:29 pmTacky on the north side, dry everywhere else.
 

Trail Description

The gate is now locked at the bottom of Cline at FAA road access. According to the map posted below (and signs) it’s not available for use by the public. Portions of the start of the XC route also go in and out of private land – so ride at your own discretion. Cota is working on solutions.

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 is primarily a winter riding area due to the sandy soils. Winter rain and snow doesn’t hit this area as hard, and trails are often prime in the winter months.

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

Trail Photos

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Trail Reports » Cline Butte

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  1. Regan Polk says:

    Dropped a friend off at the airport so figured I’d swing by and see if anything was still packed. It was like riding up and down ball bearings.

  2. Jay Marsh says:

    Perfection! No mud, no dust. Go get some!

  3. Joe Myers says:

    Trails on Cline are super nice right now. You might find small patches of light mud on backside of cross country trail and saddle Trail. But nothing major

  4. Ryan Pedersen says:

    Lower part of XC was riding great! Probably a couple miles or so to play around in. Snow gets a little too deep higher up.

  5. Jim W says:

    PSA: Someone did some sabotaging on the jump line today (tree across a landing with no indication from above the jump; would definitely have hurt someone!). Suggest caution on other DH trails, particularly any blind features. More info and photos.

  6. Ryan Pedersen says:

    Found some info on mtbr.com about legal access to the Cline trails. Includes GPS map.

  7. Zach Blickman says:

    Tacky on the north side, dry everywhere else.

  8. Bonnie Lynch says:

    Gate was padlocked on 12/28 with No Trespassing sign added to it.

  9. Nick Skinner says:

    Rode today. Gate was unlocked when I went up. Locked when I came back down. Wouldn’t recommend driving in if its unlocked. You’ll likely get locked in.

  10. Joe Myers says:

    Gate at the bottom of the road is now locked. According to a map that’s been posted the road is no longer accessible by the public. No word on the trails. DH Trails are on BLM land it appears. XC trail starts in private land so be aware.

  11. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    The XC trail is riding well. Loose gravel seems to be the norm.

  12. Joe Myers says:

    Didn’t attempt the backside of cline as it’s pretty apparent it’s under snow. Wouldn’t attempt if I were you.

    1. Alex Marganski says:

      rode the back side and up that wall, there was some good dirt and snow for the hiking. I think if you came down off the road climb and took the loop the other you would be able to plow through most of it.

  13. Joe Myers says:

    Laps are possible using the road now. Both trail 1 and 2 are riding well.

  14. Greta Elston says:

    Mucky and snowy at the bottom. Trail runout to parking area 6 inch deep snow. As much as I’m jonesing to ride, I’ll pass for now

  15. Brennan Morrow says:

    In Prime Condition. Trail Packed tight.

  16. Erik Santner says:

    Was riding very nicely today. A little precip right as I was leaving!

  17. Riding really well — the rain really helped to firm up the trails.

  18. Chuck Cockburn says:

    From Maston trail head it is a 12 mile ride.

    1. Chuck Cockburn says:

      If you take the longer loop just past the rock quarry.

  19. Mountain biked the XC trail, the Saddle, and Trail 1 today. They’re all in awesome shape. So killer.

  20. Yesterday (Thursday) Cline Butte was great. XC loop, the Saddle and Trail 1 had great dirt with no puddles.

  21. Steve Warden says:

    Few muddy sections coming down from saddle on Wednesday. Otherwise, 5 mile up & back in good shape.

  22. Minor mud patches on the back side in the shade on Saturday. Seems like it’ll dry up fast.

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