Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jjMarS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    111

    Horse Ridge Trail Condition

    I can't take anymore of this diurnal snow that's covered nearly every inch of good riding in Bend!! Last year I rode Horse Ridge all winter....

    That said, if you've been out to Horse Ridge in the last day or two (i.e. since Thursday, January 24th, 2013) can you please provide an update on the trail conditions? I'll likely make the 20 mile drive tomorrow and ferret out for myself, but would appreciate a heads up beforehand. Thanks.
    jjMarS

  2. #2
    What day are we riding?
    Reputation: Rockin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    1,074
    Let us know what you find out. Went to Horse Butte yesterday and with the frozen ground finally thawing out the trails were unrideable. Was hoping that it was just the start so I hiked in a bit and they were just goo. Looked like a couple people had ridden them and just chewed the snot out of the trail. So grabbed the bike and rode on the roads and they were very soft too once you got off the gravel.

  3. #3
    Afric Pepperbird
    Reputation: dirt farmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    4,529
    I hiked there wednesday. I hiked up the eastern ridge, to the top, and into the Research Area.

    It was not quite ready, IMO. Quite a bit of really slick ice, and tons and tons of mud up near the top. This was before the rain last night and yesterday.

    Your mileage may vary, however.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    293
    Escape from Moscow is good. Probably 99% snow-free until the first fence. Go early, while it's still frozen. Best as an out-and-back. Too much snow/ice on the upper trail.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jaewannabe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    324

    Smile

    Our trails here in the valley are snow free

  6. #6
    Dude, got any schwag?
    Reputation: TheSchwagman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    795
    Horse ridge was downright awesome yesterday. Ice in spots, semi sloppy in spots up top, and absolutely perfect coming down sand canyon.
    Billy

    Speed is sweet, it's like an avenue to
    ... Shredtopia!

  7. #7
    Afric Pepperbird
    Reputation: dirt farmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    4,529
    Quote Originally Posted by jaewannabe View Post
    Our trails here in the valley are fun free
    There, fixed that for you

  8. #8
    Keep Singletrack Single
    Reputation: willem3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,082
    Mushy and slimy out there yesterday. Still too wet. Very slow on the climbs, lots of tire slippage. Only good part was the big decent. Another week or two needed with mild temps....
    Phil's Trail Steward for COTA
    http://www.cotamtb.com
    Phil's Trail Facebook Page
    https://www.facebook.com/PhilsTrail

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: thuren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    755
    Did the loop on Monday. Bottom was GREAT. I suspect the lower elevation did not freeze at night, and drained. Up on the hill, SLOPPY. Canyon great, but I'm on the same page as Willem another week of mild night temps and should be best conditions possible.
    Bend, Oregon

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jaewannabe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    324
    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    There, fixed that for you
    Wow thanks for clarifying that for me :-)
    and yes I am jealous of your fun filled trails.

  11. #11
    meatier showers
    Reputation: Sparticus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Posts
    7,330
    Quote Originally Posted by jaewannabe View Post
    Wow thanks for clarifying that for me :-)
    and yes I am jealous of your fun filled trails.
    Don't give it all away, Brutha James. For DF to make such a bold blanket statement like that... well, it's indicative of a general ignorance of some of the Valley's fun spots. Either that or perhaps he was in one of his trademark feisty moods, in which case, you're def wise to wink, nod & say, "Yes, Sir!"

    Smilies upon smilies...

    --sParty
    disciplesofdirt.org
    Remember who
    you wanted to be.

    Quote Originally Posted by riverrat
    Jaybo... quit *****ing and move to Texas

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jaewannabe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    324
    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    Smilies upon smilies...

    --sParty
    yup that's how I feel every time I ride my bike.............well almost every time.

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    72
    Horse Ridge was really good today. Very little mud and lot's of tacky dirt. Might get sloppy again when it warms up, but if it stays dry, should be good for a while. Sand Canyon was almost perfect.

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ttrd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    340
    I was there as well on Sunday (2-10) and as mentioned the trails were in near prime shape. There was a huge difference in just two days, as on Friday (2-9) it was still pretty greasy up top and especially in the canyon, but a few days of warmer & windy weather drastically improved conditions. Get it while its good!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •