Introducing Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway

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    Ride Oregon Staff
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Traditional fishing scaffolds on the Sherar's Falls Scenic Bikeway

Traverse the strikingly scenic high desert canyon of northern Central Oregon, known as River Canyon Country, on Oregon’s newest Scenic Bikeway.

The Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway winds along the Deschutes River on a 33-mile loop, stopping by its namesake waterfall and curving through Tygh Valley before returning to its origin in the small, vibrant town of Maupin.

Sherar’s Falls is a 15-foot waterfall that has been used as a tribal fishing ground by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs for thousands of years. Traditional fishing practices — dip nets and set nets set on wooden scaffolds — are used there and can be observed from the bikeway route.

Maupin’s friendly locals, walkable downtown, restaurants, lodging and camping make it a fantastic place to explore and relax before and after your ride. And you can ride it nearly all year, thanks to the region’s 300 annual days of sunshine.

Visit the Sherar’s Falls Scenic Bikeway route page for a full route description and helpful planning tools, including a printable map, turn-by-turn cue sheet, GPS data and other accommodations and amenities.

About the Scenic Bikeways program
Oregon’s Scenic Bikeways program designates riding routes nominated by local proponent groups, and makes it easier for locals and visitors to experience the state’s best riding with route signs, detailed maps and turn-by-turn cue sheets. It’s the first program in the nation of its type, contributing millions of tourism dollars to rural economies every year.

View a complete list of Oregon’s Scenic Bikeways

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  1. Such a great ride route. Maupin has some great events coming up for rafting, fishing, biking, etc. Check them out.