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The Oregon Stampede

  • Length:
    124.4 miles
  • Difficulty:
    Extreme
  • Best Season(s):
    Spring to Fall
  • Nearby Cities:
    The Dalles, Grass Valley, Dufur
  • Region:
    Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Mt. Hood / The Gorge
  • Attributes:
    Dirt Road, Double-Track, Gravel Road, Mountain Views, Paved Road/Trail, River Views

Trailhead Elevation: 183 ft

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Stay Safe

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.


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Starting at the Deschutes State Recreation Area at the confluence of the Columbia and Deschutes Rivers, the Oregon Stampede route travels through north-central Oregon linking up the principal ridges overlooking the Deschutes River.  The route passes through the remote White River Wildlife Area and the small towns of Tygh Valley and Dufur. Highlights include great mountain views from Mt. Rainier to the Three Sisters, along with White River Falls and Sherar Falls.

The route travels on about 60 percent good paved and gravel roads, along with several stretches of hard-packed dirt. Of particular note, we suggest being cautious through the White River Wildlife Area, where you’ll find a 4-mile stretch of rough, rocky and sometimes-steep terrain. Don’t be surprised if you have to walk your bike through some sections. Despite this, most people ride the route on ’cross bikes or road bikes, generally rolling with tires in the range of 28C to 32C.

For more information on the route, services and what to expect, check out the full details at OregonBikepacking.com.

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