The Oregon Scenic Bikeways are the best paved bike routes in the state as designated by the Oregon State Parks Department. These unique cycling routes combine beautiful natural and man-made scenery, tranquil sounds and smells, and light vehicle traffic. Each ride has printable maps, GPS, and on-road signage, and has an assigned difficulty rating (mild, moderate, challenging, or extreme).
Maupin’s Sherars Falls Scenic Bikeway is a 33-mile loop takes riders along the stunning Lower Deschutes River though the golden hills of the high desert. The best times to ride include spring, autumn, and even some winter days.
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If you’re looking for gravel routes, Dirty Freehub has documented the five-star gravel route called White River Loop which is 50 miles and 3,100 feet of gain on a mixture of gravel and pavement.