The Oregon Timber Trail (or OTT) is a 670-mile long, multi-use trail – running through the entire length of Oregon. It is a mix of single track, fire roads, old pack routes, and pure grit. Because of its length, the trail is split into 4 tiers, based on the environments it passed through.
One planning on riding the Oregon Timber Trail should set aside up to a month to make the arduous journey from California to Washington via mountain bike. It is a bike packing route, meaning one should be fully self-sufficient on the trail. That means loading up on food, water, camping supplies, gear, and clothes.
The adventure is novel-worthy to be sure, and it is a guaranteed month of self-reflection and discovering your own strength and limits. If this sounds intriguing, but more of a commitment than you are ready for or have time to take – worry not! Cog Wild is here! We are now offering 2 tiers of the OTT as a fully supported and guided tour – the Fremont Tier as well as the Deschutes Tier.
Deschutes Tier Segment Specs – Waldo Lake to Sisters
This tour includes the segments of the Oregon Timber Trail from Waldo Lake to Sisters. It traverses a good chunk of the eastern flank of the Central Cascades of Oregon. Think alpine lakes, high desert forests, babbling brooks, and volcanoes scattered about. This section is fairly intermediate, so would be a great intro to the OTT experience. The OTT organization rates this section as a 5/10 on physical demands and 6/10 on technical. The bonus? It’s just you and your bike, and you don’t have to worry about navigating jugs of water and sleeping bags over rock gardens, because we’ll take care of all that for you.
What To Expect
Since the Deschutes Tier is in our backyard, we already know the ins and outs of the trail – the best places to stop and smell the roses, and the flattest ground to stake your tent. Our guides will be there for you every pedal stroke of the way so that you can conquer this segment with support and success. Our rigs will beat you to the designated campsite, where we’ll set up a gourmet spread and make sure the beers are ice cold and full of the hops, malt, and barley you crave. After all, it is a great recovery drink! All you need to do is set up your tent and find an easy chair. We’ll cook while you relax, or stroll down to the stream to take a nature bath. Your wish – our command.
This Oregon Timber Trail Tour Includes:
- 3 Full Days of Guided Riding
- Local, expert and caring guides
- Van Support Shuttle
- 3 Days & 3 Nights of Meals
- 1 Night in a Lodge (Entrada Lodge in Bend) and 2 Nights Camping
- Complimentary Deschutes Brewery beer, Crater Lake Spirits, and Humm Kombucha
- Cog Wild t-shirt
- Cog Wild patch