11.1 miles
Distance
1,714 ft
Climb
-309 ft
Descent
01:13:30
Avg time
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Coyote Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Horse Butte
    Bend, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #74652 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #62836 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Coyote Loop Trail starts off of Swamp Wells about a half mile from the base of Horse Butte and runs up to the Swamp Wells Horse Camp. The first half of the trail is open with few trees due to a past forest fire. After crossing China Hat Road the trail soon enters into the trees and you encounter a fairly gentle climb up to the horse camp. There is a split in the trail about 3 miles past China Hat Road which will take you through some very techy lava goodness (right) or along a fire road (left). After a couple hundred yards, the 2 routes merge again.

More Stats for Coyote Loop mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,405 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,020 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,507 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,046 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,451 ft
  • Grade
    2.388%
  • Grade max
    -8.606%
  • Grade min
    21.433%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,312 ft
  • Avg time
    01:13:30
  • Avg reverse time
    03:40:17
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on Jun 26, 2022
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)
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  • Icy
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      Coyote Loop Trail Reports

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      Jun 26, 2022 @ 7:26am
      Jun 26, 2022
      May 12, 2022 @ 7:05pm
      May 12, 2022
      Trail riding all good on the 9.5 mile coyote loop (coyote-Arnold ice cave-Boyd cave)
      Feb 14, 2022 @ 1:23pm
      Feb 14, 2022
      Started at Horse Butte hoping to link with Arnold Ice Cave. Not to be. Hit snow and bushwhacked over to Coyote about 7.5 miles up to bail because...
      Jan 15, 2022 @ 4:50pm
      Jan 15, 2022
      If you come in the am before it thaws you’re good otherwise it’s a muddle slop fest.
      Sep 23, 2021 @ 10:18pm
      Sep 23, 2021
      Riding well.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 27 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 24 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
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      • 156 rides
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      Routes with this trail

      titledistance
      Horse Butte Loop10 miles
      Swamp Wells/ Coyote Loop26 miles

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      RBalicious (Mar 28, 2017 at 8:48)
       Doesn't look like a loop to me...
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      awest (May 2, 2019 at 11:41)
       It can be looped into a few other trails if you study the map. Personally I loop it to Arnold Ice Cave
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Theonesmitty (Apr 21, 2021 at 6:20)
       All clear to Horse Camp.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Jschwabbie (Jun 11, 2021 at 12:25)
       Super fun flowy downhill. A great loop can be made coming up swamp wells and returning to Horse Butte on this trail. Good trail for beginners!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      bizango-x (Sep 23, 2021 at 20:14)
       Great way to make a big loop with the other trails in this area. I have only ridden down this and my impression is that it would ride best this direction. It’s a fun descent with some fun turns and fast speeds in sections. The lower part slows down and requires more pedaling, but it’s still fun. If you ride all of the way to the bottom there is a short section of climbing, but it isn’t too steep.
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