9 miles
2,336 ft
-2,215 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Round Mountain Trail


  • Riding Area
    Prineville, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #40296 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Ochoco National Forest

Round Mountain is typically ridden as a complete loop with Lookout Mountain Trail, by either riding 7 miles of pavement from the bottom of Lookout, or shuttling to the start of Round Mountain Trail. Either option makes for a long, strenuous day out. Do not be deceived by the relatively short distances, you will earn your beers.

Round Mountain Trail immediately begins climbing steadily through the forest before opening into a steep open area below the summit. Ten or so arduous switchbacks will get you to the Round Mountain summit where you have amazing views east and west across to Lookout Mountain. After enjoying the summit, ride a short ways down the gravel road and look for the trail heading off to the right where the road switchbacks. Enjoy a fantastic descent and one steep climb before the trail crosses NF-42 and climbs 1/4 mile to join the Lookout Mountain Trail. If you have had enough you can easily bail here and take NF-42 back down to the bottom of Lookout Mountain.

Access Info

Begin either from the bottom of Lookout Mountain Trail on Ochoco Ranger Road and ride 7 miles of pavement to the Round Mountain Trailhead to make a complete loop with Lookout Mountain Trail; or shuttle to the Round Mountain Trailhead on NF-22.

The trailhead can be found by following signs to Walton Lake and turning right on a dirt access road just beyond the Walton Lake CG. The Round Mountain trailhead is signposted.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Round Mountain Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    121 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,329 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,672 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,329 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,450 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,947 ft
  • Avg time
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on Apr 8, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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Round Mountain Trail Trail Reports


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Round Mountain Trail

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