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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
1.5 miles
Elevation
548'
Rating
Forecast
Trail is good to go, but expect dry, dusty and loose trail surface and/or occasionally deep sandy areas.

Trail Reports

  • Miguel Montaña March 8, 2017 at 8:43 pmTread is decent up until you hit the patchy snow line, from there up it is pretty muddy, best avoided. With warm temps, it's not going to firm up from freezing for the next few days.
  • Tristan S February 26, 2017 at 8:50 pmI guess the loop is just parkway > Moscow, but you get it.
  • Tristan S February 26, 2017 at 8:48 pmRideable from the intersection with Parkway down. There's still some good spots of snow, but completely rideable downwards. Up would be a different story. Can't get too much further up past the intersection with parkway though. Mad Max Drive > Parkway > Moscow short loops are doable and fun.
  • Natalie Herse February 15, 2017 at 9:16 pmMade it 1/2 mile up this before it became a flowing river. Turned around. Not recommended.
  • Robert Rekward October 30, 2016 at 3:06 pmSo good between rain showers. Compacted sand and grippy rocks. No puddles.
  • Tim Wilson February 11, 2016 at 9:19 pmHero dirt
  • Don Leet January 27, 2016 at 4:32 pmEscape was good today. A couple spots of mud made the uphill trick but doable. Going down was fine. Short sections of slick mud.
 

Trail Description

Escape from Moscow is the most technically challenging of the 4 trails heading up Horse Ridge. It’s a more direct route to the top than all but Sand Canyon – which we don’t recommend riding up. This mountain bike trail starts out with a fairly gentle climb up the canyon off of Parkway – and soon turns left and heads up the ridge at a feverish pace. The trail is more rocky and technically challenging at this point and stays fairly rocky up to the top.

A mile or so up the ridge the trail intersects Parkway coming in from the left. Stay to the right on Parkway to head up the ridge further.

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 » Escape from Moscow

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  1. Miguel Montaña says:

    Tread is decent up until you hit the patchy snow line, from there up it is pretty muddy, best avoided. With warm temps, it’s not going to firm up from freezing for the next few days.

  2. Tristan S says:

    Rideable from the intersection with Parkway down. There’s still some good spots of snow, but completely rideable downwards. Up would be a different story.

    Can’t get too much further up past the intersection with parkway though.

    Mad Max Drive > Parkway > Moscow short loops are doable and fun.

    1. Tristan S says:

      I guess the loop is just parkway > Moscow, but you get it.

  3. Natalie Herse says:

    Made it 1/2 mile up this before it became a flowing river. Turned around. Not recommended.

  4. So good between rain showers. Compacted sand and grippy rocks. No puddles.

  5. Don Leet says:

    Escape was good today. A couple spots of mud made the uphill trick but doable. Going down was fine. Short sections of slick mud.

  6. Don Leet says:

    The lower trails at Horse Ridge are rideable if it is frozen. I did the escape from Miscow to Sand Canyon and down on Wednesday the 19th and rode 99%. Check the trip check camera at Horse Ridge for temperature and a visual.

    1. Here’s a link to the Horse Ridge Camera.

      It looks like ODT is updating how the TripCheck website works, so this link may stop working at some point.

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