The Official Beer of Bend Trails
Lower 66 Trailwork

Bend Trails » Lower 66 Trail Map

Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
~4.2 miles
Elevation
280'
Rating
Forecast

Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Trail Reports

  • Jon Conway May 31, 2018 at 6:15 amIt is true, though I don't think it's an official trailhead...yet. Also keep in mind that depending on which direction you come from it's frowned upon to cross the the double yellow line on the highway.
  • Jeramy Cooper May 30, 2018 at 8:44 pmIs it true you can start up at the top now?
  • Jon Conway March 28, 2018 at 4:20 amGreat in the morning!
  • Jon Conway February 26, 2018 at 3:25 pmRiding nice in the morning, as the sun comes out it gets a bit slick.
  • Erik Santner March 11, 2017 at 5:22 pmRiding really nicely, tacky soils right now! Heard they are going to be extending this network that should double it in length.
  • Travis Holman February 24, 2017 at 12:25 pmWorst mud I've ever seen here. Stay away.
  • Travis Holman February 3, 2016 at 10:20 amCurrently riding good when frozen, but best to avoid it in the afternoon until it dries up a bit.
 

Trail Description

The Lower 66 trail system is a small but fun trail system within the Prineville city limits. It’s 66 acres, which accounts for the name. There are a couple loops which you can ride with a few short technical sections. Due to the terrain you end up with some nice views of the town of Prineville.

This system is small, but it’s a big deal for the COTA Crook County Chapter. This eager group of individuals cut their teeth on this trail system – learning all the skills they would need in order to carry out the mission on trails deep into the Ochoco Mountains.

Pebbles is one of the most technical of the Lower 66 trails with some nice tech sections and armored rock work. It’s also the highest of the trails – traversing the ridge at the top of the system.

Brewer’s Choice is the south Loop of the Lower 66 trails in Prineville. It’s an easy to moderate ride with a few rocks here and there.

Rocky Raccoon is the northern loop at Lower 66. Easy to moderate, with a few rocks here and there. There is also a nice rock bridge which crosses a seasonal creek.

Let ‘er Buck is a new technical black diamond segment that connects Rim Job to the Lower 66.

Rim Trail is a blue trail that opened in 2017 and added about 2 more miles to the trail network.

These trails are maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

Trail Photos

Before heading out, please take a minute to look at the Rules of the Trail.
More pix @bendtrails and #bendtrails.

Trail Reports » Lower 66

The newest comments appear at the top and older comments follow. Click the reply button to add a comment to a thread.

  1. Jon Conway says:

    Great in the morning!

  2. Jon Conway says:

    Riding nice in the morning, as the sun comes out it gets a bit slick.

  3. Erik Santner says:

    Riding really nicely, tacky soils right now! Heard they are going to be extending this network that should double it in length.

  4. Travis Holman says:

    Worst mud I’ve ever seen here. Stay away.

    1. Jeramy Cooper says:

      Is it true you can start up at the top now?

      1. Jon Conway says:

        It is true, though I don’t think it’s an official trailhead…yet. Also keep in mind that depending on which direction you come from it’s frowned upon to cross the the double yellow line on the highway.

  5. Travis Holman says:

    Currently riding good when frozen, but best to avoid it in the afternoon until it dries up a bit.

Add a Report...