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Sisters – Peterson Ridge Trails

  • Length:
    15 miles
  • Difficulty:
    Moderate
  • Nearby Cities:
    Sisters, Bend
  • Region:
    Central Oregon

Trailhead Elevation: 3198 ft

Directions

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In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.

Looking for a day ride in beautiful Sisters? This is it. Spectacular views, variable terrain and nicely groomed and maintained trails make Peterson Ridge a great choice for a ride. Volunteers with the Sisters Trails Alliance began building this trail system in 2001. There are currently 90 miles of trails with more in the planning stages.  The trails are both moderate and challenging.  The trail is designed with many connectors to other parts of the trail which allows you to go as far as you want, take a connector trail and come back to town. The main trailhead begins at the Sisters Village Green in the center of town close to many restaurants, shopping and lodging. There is a connector that ends at the Five Pines Campus and the Three Creeks Brewery to finish off a good day in Sisters. 

Starting out on flat terrain, the trail begins a gradual ascent just beyond the Wychus Creek. There are beautiful views on the west side of the trails. In some areas you will walk along the beautiful Wychus Creek, and in others you’ll catch mountain views of the Three Sisters, Jefferson, Black Butte, Broken Top and Bachelor. The descent back can be really fast, so watch your speed on the corners and be mindful of other trail users.

Visit www.sisterstrails.com for a current map.

Comments

  1. this is a very outdated description of the Peterson Ridge Trail. Now a stacked loop system with nearly 30 miles of trail, spectacular views, big trees, all singletrack, NOT an out and back “lollipop”. check it out, sisterstrails.com

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