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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
4.6 miles
Elevation
1103'
Rating
Forecast
Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Trail Reports

  • Joe Myers October 17, 2017 at 7:39 pmGate 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.
  • Bruce Bradshaw June 5, 2017 at 9:59 pmThe XC trail is riding well. Loose gravel seems to be the norm.
  • Alex Marganski March 9, 2017 at 2:14 pmrode 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.
  • Joe Myers March 2, 2017 at 7:18 pmDidn't attempt the backside of cline as it's pretty apparent it's under snow. Wouldn't attempt if I were you.
  • Joe Myers February 20, 2017 at 3:48 pmLaps are possible using the road now. Both trail 1 and 2 are riding well.
  • Greta Elston February 12, 2017 at 4:43 pmMucky 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
  • Brennan Morrow October 27, 2016 at 6:55 amIn Prime Condition. Trail Packed tight.
 

Trail Description

The gate is now locked at the bottom of Cline at FAA road access. According to the map posted below it’s not available for use by the public. Where they just want cars off the road or what we are not sure. But the start of the XC route appears to be within 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 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.

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Trail Reports » Cline Butte

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  1. 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.

  2. Bruce Bradshaw says:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Joe Myers says:

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

  5. 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

  6. Brennan Morrow says:

    In Prime Condition. Trail Packed tight.

  7. Erik Santner says:

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

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

  9. 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.

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

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

  12. Steve Warden says:

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

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

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