86.2 miles
Distance
8,249 ft
Climb
-8,248 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

An epic ride from Shevlin Park in Bend, up Mrazek to the MetWin, down Trail 99 to the Peterson trails into Sisters...and back. Gotta want it

Detailed Description
Bend-Sisters-Bend Epic is a 86 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Bend Oregon. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 22 trails. This route climbs 8,249 ft with a max elevation of 6,773 ft then descends -8,248 ft.
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30 Reviews & Comments

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Benconomics DOD (Oct 16, 2022 at 9:27)
Trail Trail 99
All clear and ripping.
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Benconomics DOD (Oct 16, 2022 at 9:27)
Trail Trail 99
All clear and ripping.
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unnamedperson (Jun 27, 2022 at 10:45)
The last section of the Mrazek trail is quite technical and offers multiple steep, rocky sections to crash on. Other than that, it is probably the most interesting and difficult section of the Mrazek trail.
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unnamedperson (Jun 27, 2022 at 10:45)
The last section of the Mrazek trail is quite technical and offers multiple steep, rocky sections to crash on. Other than that, it is probably the most interesting and difficult section of the Mrazek trail.
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MisterDirtPaws (Sep 24, 2021 at 9:10)
Really great trail system! sisters Trails did a great job on making the best of this despite the lack of big climbs. We did the 18 mile loop from town on drop bar gravel bikes- ripping around and testing the limits of our traction and speed. A few rocky spots were too much for gravel bikes, but we walked less than 100 yards of 18 miles. Would bring the MTBs if we planned on adding to this loop and heading up to 3 Creeks. Would make an epic big day loop riding out to the end of the trail system from town, slogging up the paved/dirt road to trail 99 and descending back down to town. Definitely MTBs for that adventure.
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Gritzka1 (Jul 2, 2021 at 15:54)
Trail Trail 99
Rode Trail 99 from top to bottom on 6/23 & 6/27. All clear. Fun ride. Nice view of the Three Sisters, too.
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Gritzka1 (Jul 2, 2021 at 15:54)
Trail Trail 99
Rode Trail 99 from top to bottom on 6/23 & 6/27. All clear. Fun ride. Nice view of the Three Sisters, too.
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CoachTWM (Jun 10, 2021 at 19:19)
Trail Trail 99
What an outstanding trail, thank you to the crew that cut out the trees, not one time did I have to stop. If you love narrow, loose back country trails, this ones a gem. At the top of my list for central Oregon riding.
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CoachTWM (Jun 10, 2021 at 19:19)
Trail Trail 99
What an outstanding trail, thank you to the crew that cut out the trees, not one time did I have to stop. If you love narrow, loose back country trails, this ones a gem. At the top of my list for central Oregon riding.
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Fallguy99 (May 16, 2021 at 15:36)
Trail Trail 99
Absolutely awful trail. This trail should be closed IMMEDIATELY. I typically don’t bitch much about trail conditions, but this section is one tree across the trail after another. There’s some trees that have clearly been there a very long time and are huge. Over the course of 10 miles, we carried out bike more than we rode them. DO NOT RIDE THIS TRAIL
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Fallguy99 (May 16, 2021 at 15:36)
Trail Trail 99
Absolutely awful trail. This trail should be closed IMMEDIATELY. I typically don’t bitch much about trail conditions, but this section is one tree across the trail after another. There’s some trees that have clearly been there a very long time and are huge. Over the course of 10 miles, we carried out bike more than we rode them. DO NOT RIDE THIS TRAIL
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mlpowell (Aug 9, 2020 at 16:56)
Trail Trail 99
Trail in great shape after thunderstorm last week. Rode up from Sisters combining with PRT for great loop.
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mlpowell (Aug 9, 2020 at 16:56)
Trail Trail 99
Trail in great shape after thunderstorm last week. Rode up from Sisters combining with PRT for great loop.
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swartzie (Jun 24, 2020 at 11:43)
Trail Mrazek
Rode on the GG with an entry level rider and another proficient mountain biker (also on gravel bike). This is about as far away from a blue as you can get, but an absolute BLAST on a drop bar bike. I'll be coming back to Phil's just for that trail laps. Granted I'm bias because of Tiger, Galbraith, and all my Washington trails but great trail for a long & mellow roll down or climb up.
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swartzie (Jun 24, 2020 at 11:43)
Trail Mrazek
Rode on the GG with an entry level rider and another proficient mountain biker (also on gravel bike). This is about as far away from a blue as you can get, but an absolute BLAST on a drop bar bike. I'll be coming back to Phil's just for that trail laps. Granted I'm bias because of Tiger, Galbraith, and all my Washington trails but great trail for a long & mellow roll down or climb up.
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jaschneider (May 3, 2020 at 16:13)
Trail Trail 99
Went 6.5 miles up from the top of the Peterson tie. Moved about 12 trees out of the way, counted more that I couldn’t. Didn’t go any further because I wasn’t tired of fallen trees. It was dry though.
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jaschneider (May 3, 2020 at 16:13)
Trail Trail 99
Went 6.5 miles up from the top of the Peterson tie. Moved about 12 trees out of the way, counted more that I couldn’t. Didn’t go any further because I wasn’t tired of fallen trees. It was dry though.
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ecod33 (Sep 22, 2019 at 7:04)
Trail Mrazek
Trail is in great condition, super tacky right now. However keep in mind this is really a XC trail. While fun in spots it’s a VERY pedal heavy descent. Definitely not a ripping fast trail to ride down.
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ecod33 (Sep 22, 2019 at 7:04)
Trail Mrazek
Trail is in great condition, super tacky right now. However keep in mind this is really a XC trail. While fun in spots it’s a VERY pedal heavy descent. Definitely not a ripping fast trail to ride down.
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willycpc (Sep 6, 2019 at 22:44)
September 6, 2019. Perfect conditions! Massive thunderstorm last night and today the trails were epic.
Beautiful ride starting here and all the way down into Bend ending at the Loge Entrada.
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willycpc (Sep 6, 2019 at 22:44)
September 6, 2019. Perfect conditions! Massive thunderstorm last night and today the trails were epic.
Beautiful ride starting here and all the way down into Bend ending at the Loge Entrada.
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willycpc (Sep 6, 2019 at 22:41)
The beginning trail for the bachelor to Bend ride. Rode this September 6, 2019 with Cog Wild
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willycpc (Sep 6, 2019 at 22:41)
The beginning trail for the bachelor to Bend ride. Rode this September 6, 2019 with Cog Wild
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gremsmash (Jul 22, 2019 at 9:10)
Trail Trail 99
Great views dirt was a little soft, not too tracked out
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gremsmash (Jul 22, 2019 at 9:10)
Trail Trail 99
Great views dirt was a little soft, not too tracked out
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jmilazzo (Jun 20, 2018 at 14:03)
Trail Mrazek
Climbed approximately 5 miles in from Shevlin Park side and back. Dry, no issues-smooth ride, super fun coming back down. Easy trail, saw only east side,will do whole ride next time from Tumalo side to Shevlin Park, 13 miles.
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jmilazzo (Jun 20, 2018 at 14:03)
Trail Mrazek
Climbed approximately 5 miles in from Shevlin Park side and back. Dry, no issues-smooth ride, super fun coming back down. Easy trail, saw only east side,will do whole ride next time from Tumalo side to Shevlin Park, 13 miles.
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bizango-x (Jul 9, 2017 at 9:00)
These trails might get overshadowed by the trails in Bend, but they are well laid out and are quite fun to ride. The lower sections are less technical but flow well. They are very fun coming down at speed. The upper sections on the west side have some rocky tech. They have something to offer for all levels.
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Webz-x (Jun 11, 2017 at 10:36)
Trail Mrazek
Great ride. Had a bit of snow and downed trees at the top but all good after that
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Webz-x (Jun 11, 2017 at 10:36)
Trail Mrazek
Great ride. Had a bit of snow and downed trees at the top but all good after that
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Bend-Sisters-Bend Epic mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,200 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,611 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,612 ft
  • Grade max
    -55.8%
  • Grade min
    46%
  • Distance climb
    39 miles
  • Distance down
    38 miles
  • Distance flat
    9 miles
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