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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
2.1 miles
Elevation
-1052'
Rating
Forecast
Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Trail Reports

  • Rob Dorshorst March 18, 2017 at 5:49 pmOh my. First time and with a light rain, it was hero dirt. Perfect.
  • Ernie Golen March 20, 2016 at 5:58 pmTrail is perfect in moisture content, but brake bumps are pronounced the whole way
  • Brian Coop February 29, 2016 at 9:26 amIt's surprising how quickly this trail has dried out. Still very rideable and fun, but venture even a bit off the center and you'll sink into deep dust. Most noticeable if you're climbing up.
  • Don Leet January 27, 2016 at 4:30 pmSand Canyon was good today. Go slow as there are patches of slick mud.
 

Trail Description

Sand Canyon is the go-to downhill mountain biking trail at Horse Ridge. Blistering speeds carry you down initially through some fairly rocky terrain and great views. At mid way the trail really opens up with some sweeping turns, sandy corners, and demoralizing braking bumps that keep you on the edge of your seat. At this point the trail parallels a creek bed, and has some fairly straight shots which can carry you to speeds of up to 45 MPH (so we’ve been told).

Keep in mind this is a 2-way trail currently, but it’s a miserable climb. We hope in the future it’s changed to a downhill only trail for safety reasons.

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 » Sand Canyon

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  1. Rob Dorshorst says:

    Oh my. First time and with a light rain, it was hero dirt. Perfect.

  2. Ernie Golen says:

    Trail is perfect in moisture content, but brake bumps are pronounced the whole way

  3. Brian Coop says:

    It’s surprising how quickly this trail has dried out. Still very rideable and fun, but venture even a bit off the center and you’ll sink into deep dust. Most noticeable if you’re climbing up.

  4. Don Leet says:

    Sand Canyon was good today. Go slow as there are patches of slick mud.

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