Maston Trail

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Length
~19 miles
Elevation
520'
Rating
Forecast
Please don’t ride muddy trails. This makes a LOT more work for COTA volunteers who would rather be building new trails, than fixing your ruts.

Trail Reports

  • Tristan S February 20, 2017 at 4:21 pmAs of yesterday, outer loop from Maston trailhead to Juniper (clockwise) has a lot of snow and a lot of walking to be done.
  • Joe Myers February 20, 2017 at 3:43 pmChecked in with COTA who checked in with the BLM and all trails are open (year round). There are some mis-placed signs which people currently working on removing or moving to the proper place.
  • Martin Matejsek February 20, 2017 at 9:03 amFYI regarding the sign, there is a wildlife conservation area which borders this trail but I believe the intent is to allow use of the actual trail. See the BLM map here but the area east of the outer trail is closed from what I see. The sign at junction 5 is very confusing though. It appeared to imply the trail was closed also. https://www.blm.gov/or/districts/prineville/recreation/cline/files/CBRA_17.pdf
  • Martin Matejsek February 19, 2017 at 7:19 pmTrail from Maston TH to and including Rockbar is pretty muddy still but the Trail has a BLM CLOSED sign posted at Intersection 5. You can ride a small 6 mile loop including rockbar but the trail where Rockbar joins the main loop is closed to the north.
  • Zach Blickman February 16, 2017 at 8:39 pmStarted from Juniper trailhead. Still many large areas of snow and unbroken trail after the first mile, but you can patch together a ride following the phonelines and roads.
  • Robert Rekward February 11, 2017 at 8:21 amMaston at noon yesterday had a bit of mushy snow left (up to 5 inches in shady areas) but there is some bare dirt in spots.
  • Robert Rekward December 31, 2016 at 2:51 pmReally chopped up and terrible. I rode from Juniper trailhead for about a mile then bailed out to the road.
 

Trail Description

Maston is a trail system North of Bend (technically part of the Redmond trail network) which provides a good mountain biking and trail running option in the winter months. Typically the soils here are too dry and sandy in the summer, but they hold up nicely in winter. Riding is fairly flat and there are a few moderately technical sections scattered throughout the system. The best part of the area is the Rockbar Trail which takes you through some carefully stacked lava rocks and along the edge of the canyon overlooking the Deschutes River. The rest of the trails have lots of interesting Juniper trees.

If you are looking for more elevation and some gnarly rocks – you can cross Cline Falls Highway and make your way up to Cline Butte.

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Trail Reports » Maston

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  1. Tristan S says:

    As of yesterday, outer loop from Maston trailhead to Juniper (clockwise) has a lot of snow and a lot of walking to be done.

  2. Joe Myers says:

    Checked in with COTA who checked in with the BLM and all trails are open (year round). There are some mis-placed signs which people currently working on removing or moving to the proper place.

  3. Zach Blickman says:

    Started from Juniper trailhead. Still many large areas of snow and unbroken trail after the first mile, but you can patch together a ride following the phonelines and roads.

    1. Martin Matejsek says:

      Trail from Maston TH to and including Rockbar is pretty muddy still but the Trail has a BLM CLOSED sign posted at Intersection 5. You can ride a small 6 mile loop including rockbar but the trail where Rockbar joins the main loop is closed to the north.

      1. Martin Matejsek says:

        FYI regarding the sign, there is a wildlife conservation area which borders this trail but I believe the intent is to allow use of the actual trail. See the BLM map here but the area east of the outer trail is closed from what I see. The sign at junction 5 is very confusing though. It appeared to imply the trail was closed also.
        https://www.blm.gov/or/districts/prineville/recreation/cline/files/CBRA_17.pdf

  4. Maston at noon yesterday had a bit of mushy snow left (up to 5 inches in shady areas) but there is some bare dirt in spots.

  5. Really chopped up and terrible. I rode from Juniper trailhead for about a mile then bailed out to the road.

  6. Joe Myers says:

    packed but bumpy when ridden early

  7. Joe Myers says:

    maston too soft currently for riding. Warm weather no go.

  8. Neil Wrede says:

    Smooth packed snow where the fat bikes have been, choppy and rough where the hikers have been (mostly on NW sections)
    Fat or plus bike recommended. Parking lot has been plowed.

  9. Brian Frankle says:

    Surprisingly dry this morning. Fast and smooth. No puddles, no mud.

  10. Graham Fox says:

    Nice and smooth. Come get some.

  11. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Loose surface, but firm underneath.

  12. Brennan Morrow says:

    Very Very Very nice right now, Its like a packed race track.

  13. Matt Wesley says:

    Outer loop is riding well. No mud, no puddles, just damp packed dirt.

  14. Chuck Cockburn says:

    Just starting to have patches of soft pumice areas. I don’t think its 19 miles on the outer loop. More like 13…thoughts…?

    1. Yea, that sounds right for the outer loop. 19 is pretty much the total for all of the Maston trails.

  15. Bryan Bergstedt says:

    Freeze thaw doesn’t seem to be a factor any more. No puddles at all today. Trails on the easterly edge are starting to get a bit sandy now.

  16. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Puddles at Maston are gone. There’s a fair amount of sand already.

  17. Jason Gulley says:

    Despite all of the rain in the area today…Maston is still good. Little puddles here and there, but hey it is March!

  18. Eric Kutter says:

    best trail conditions I’ve seen. Damp packed dirt but zero mud, even after last nights rain.

  19. Oscar Rivera says:

    Damp in a few spots, sandy in a few spots, overall perfect!

  20. Marty Dawson says:

    No mud very smooth and hard packed riding. Cool, cloudy and a light sprinkle when I finished.

  21. Joey Drucker says:

    No mud and fast dirt. Great riding!

  22. Keoni Chung says:

    Firm and fast, some soft sandy sections starting to show up. Another beautiful day in Central O.

  23. Siobhan McNulty says:

    Super Friday riding — minus a few firm muddy spots. Some of the more open corners are turning to flowy sand — as to be expected at Maston as things dry out a bit.

  24. Donald Wyman says:

    Firm damp surface along the trails in shady and north facing areas, packed “regular” surface most everywhere else. Some wet muddy spots. Please ride straight through those areas and do not ride around the wetter areas, as that enlarges the width of the trail and ultimately ruins the trails!

  25. Mitch Riggin says:

    Rode well yesterday afternoon.

  26. Keoni Chung says:

    Rode in the afternoon. Trails are in good shape, mostly dry with a few muddy spots.

  27. D L says:

    Riding great this morning, a few small areas of mud. Ride on!

    1. Even the canal section was dry! Whole area is riding great. Lot’s of people mountain biking and running Maston today.

  28. John Stark says:

    ****Sssshhhhhh!!! Don’t tell anyone but Maston is riding VERY well today.****

    Lotsa hero dirt to be had this morning. Only real mud (very, very small spots) was on Headgate between the Maston TH and Rock Bar. If you stay on the smooth/packed dirt it is easily avoidable. I also rode Talon/Rabbit Loop out to Juniper TH/Pumice Foot/Lost Dream back to the Maston TH. All were riding well and zero mud.

    Get out there and get you some MTB goodness before winter comes back.

  29. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Still muddy spots, but lots of bike traffic. Oregon Sunshine had the most puddles.

  30. William Nashem says:

    A bit muddy today around 1100 to 1300. Try to get on it prior to the thaw, which is occurring around 1000. Freeze/Thaw conditions in effect, as Thomas stated.

  31. Thomas Hainisch says:

    Riding very good this afternoon (only the usual wet spots) and should ride well until the overnight temps dip below zero. Once the freeze arrives, it will be back to muddy conditions (freeze/thaw).

  32. William Nashem says:

    Riding great today. Didn’t freeze last night so was tacky and firm. Typical wet spots around the Headgate area, though.

  33. Willem Boom says:

    Riding nicely when frozen. Hit it yesterday on my fatty. Rode every trail. Could be done on a regular MTB.

  34. Patrecia Hedges says:

    Maston was 70% awesome dirt and 30% thin packed snow today (12/26). Good riding!

    1. Thanks for the report! I was wondering if there was much snow at Maston — I plan on hitting it tomorrow.

      1. D L says:

        Great today too – a few stretches of ice, but the snow’s pretty thin and not much of it.

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