14 miles
Distance
2,001 ft
Climb
-549 ft
Descent
01:29:13
Avg time
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Arnold Ice Cave Details

  • Riding Area
    Horse Butte
    Bend, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #69768 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Arnold Ice Cave Trail runs from Horse Butte trailhead all the way out to Swamp Wells Horse Camp.

Bunch grass, sagebrush and hidden rocks make for a narrow tread — with the trail getting more remote as you get farther from Horse Butte. The trail starts in the tree cover, and ends in tree cover — but the vast majority of the trail has open views all around. There are some rocky bits along the way with the most challenging portion being a short switchback climb up a ridge just before mile 3.

The first intersection on this trail is with Boyd Cave Trail around mile 4. Many people ride a 10 mile loop connecting Arnold Ice Cave, Boyd Cave, Coyote Loop Trail, and Swamp Wells.

The second intersection is with Horse to Horse which will take you out to the Horse Ridge riding area. From this intersection the trail has no other intersections until you reach the Horse Camp. From the camp you have the option of heading back to Horse Butte by way of Coyote Loop, or Swamp Wells.

More Stats for Arnold Ice Cave bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,451 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,927 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,512 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,980 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,432 ft
  • Grade
    1.914%
  • Grade max
    -15.448%
  • Grade min
    21.415%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    01:29:13
  • Avg reverse time
    01:14:22
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Arnold Ice Cave Trail Reports

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      Apr 6, 2018 @ 6:52pm
      Apr 6, 2018
      Dry down low, excellent at the middle, muddy with some snow for the last couple miles by horse camp.
      Mar 28, 2018 @ 12:00pm
      Mar 28, 2018
      Riding well. No mud or dust.
      Jun 5, 2017 @ 7:50pm
      Jun 5, 2017
      Dry and dusty. This is a fine climbing trail to get to the horse camp and descend the Swamp Wells trail back to the start of Arnold Ice Cave.
      May 8, 2017 @ 5:59pm
      May 8, 2017
      Flowy single track with a few rock gardens. I included Swamp Wells for a 28.1ile loop from Horse Butte TH going out Swamp Wells first.
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      Arnold Ice Cave, Bend
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      Apr 3, 2018 @ 5:47pm
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      Arnold Ice Cave, Bend
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      Apr 3, 2018 @ 5:47pm
      Apr 3, 2018
      Arnold Ice Cave, Bend

      Routes with this trail

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      Swamp Wells/ Coyote Loop
      26 miles

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