2 miles
Distance
16 ft
Climb
-1,050 ft
Descent
00:08:50
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Sand Canyon Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Sand Canyon Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Horse Ridge
    Bend, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    Spring, Fall, Winter
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #32435 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Horse Ridge's main downhill option, the trail starts out a little rocky, but once it drops into the canyon, becomes a fast and flowy downhill. You can get going very fast, but watch out for brake bumps. They can get to be pretty nasty.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sand Canyon bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,034 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,659 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,699 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,699 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,665 ft
  • Grade
    -9.382%
  • Grade max
    -26.215%
  • Grade min
    9.445%
  • Distance climb
    652 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    978 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:21
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Status:
on Dec 8, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • < 1 month
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Sand Canyon Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 8, 2019 @ 12:15pm
      Dec 8, 2019
      wicked fun with some snow
      Apr 2, 2019 @ 1:50pm
      Apr 2, 2019
      Wet sand but no mud today
      Mar 29, 2018 @ 4:13pm
      Mar 29, 2018
      little wash boardy but dirt is good
      Mar 25, 2018 @ 12:23pm
      Mar 25, 2018
      Mar 11, 2018 @ 12:34pm
      Mar 11, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 18 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 113 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 132 rides
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      Photos

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      25 |
      Jun 11, 2019 @ 6:15am
      Jun 11, 2019
      57 |
      Jun 5, 2018 @ 3:49pm
      Jun 5, 2018
      77 |
      Jan 8, 2018 @ 8:46am
      Jan 8, 2018

      Trail Products

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Claywaters13 (Jan 27, 2018 at 21:15)
       I bet this trail is fun to ride when there are no braking bumps. Definitely not a black diamond either. I would recommend riding escape from Moscow twice (since it's half the climbing) over this run.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag RideThoseTrails (Apr 22, 2018 at 21:02)
       This is one of the longest, steepest and funnest up hills ever. Some sections are super steep but traction is great and there are no tricky parts so you can focus on the climb.
      [Reply]

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      Snowy Sand Canyon
      7:34 | 51 | Dec 8, 2019 , Bend
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