Bend, Oregon Mountain Bike Shuttles

Starting Oct 2: 9 AM (weekends only) and 10:30 & Noon (everyday)

and upon request for groups of 4 or more

Cog Wild shuttles are a great way to maximize your time on the bike. With about 3,000′ of elevation gain between town and Mt. Bachelor, visitors and locals can take advantage of a shuttle ride to access higher elevation terrain and ride single track all the way back to Bend.

Meet at Cog Wild on the edge of town. Jump on the shuttle, which travels up the Cascade Lakes Highway to Wanoga, Swampy or Dutchman Trailheads.

Shuttle riders need to be self sufficient: bring a map and have a route in mind, have a tool kit and first aid kit. Carry enough food, water and clothing to support your time in the woods.

Bend Trails and Trail Forks are great sites for researching trails and ride options. Maps are available to purchase at Cog Wild and we are happy to look at the map with you and suggest routes.
Please stay off middle Flagline until August 15 to give the elk ample time to raise their babies.

Daily Bend Shuttles

Park at Cog Wild for a shuttle up Century Drive to these locations:

  • May 1 – October 31
  • Multiple runs each day
  • Park at Cog Wild, shuttle up and ride the trails all the way back to your car
  • Riders must be self-sufficient


Our first regular stop is at Wanoga trailhead. These blue and black trails can be challenging for newer or younger riders.

  • Access to: Funner, Tiddlywinks, Tyler’s Traverse & more
  • Average ride 13 – 20 miles
  • Minimum 1,700 feet of descending
  • $17 per person

Swampy Lakes

The middle stop is at Swampy Lakes trailhead. Generally less technical trails than Wanoga with fewer miles and less climbing than Dutchman.

  • Access to: South Fork, Swede Ridge, Upper Whoops, entire Phil’s Trail Network & more
  • Average ride 19 – 25 miles
  • Minimum 2,500 feet of descending
  • $17 per person
A mountain biker on trail in Oregon.

Dutchman Flat

The last stop is across the road from Mt. Bachelor Ski Area and Bike Park. These high elevation trails usually open in July but Flagline remains closed until Aug 15 to protect the elk.

  • Access to: Metolius-Windigo, Bachelor Bike Park, Flagline (closed until Aug. 15) & more
  • Average ride 25 – 35 miles
  • Minimum 3,600 feet of descending; most routes have sustained climbs.
  • $22 per person

Newberry Crater / Paulina Peak Shuttle

Ride from Paulina Peak down to Horse Butte Trailhead, east of Bend. This is a full day adventure option for strong intermediate to advanced riders who want an adventure ride out of Bend.

Dates: August 5, September 2 & 16 and upon request for groups of 4 or more

Dutchman to Sisters Shuttle

Ride the high country trails on the east side of the Cascades from Dutchman Flat and end up in Sisters. Available when Trail 99 is fully clear, usually in the fall.

Fall 2023: October 7 and upon request for groups of 4 or more

Private or Custom Shuttles

Private transportation for any outdoor endeavor! Book a van to transport your private group to the trailhead of your choice.

  • For your private group
  • Hourly service

Bend Shuttle Season Pass

Take advantage of shuttles with Cog Wild’s shuttle season pass. With unlimited Bend shuttles, ride as much as you can. Like riding in Oakridge too? Purchase our new combo pass for unlimited Bend and Oakridge shuttles.

Ride with a Guide

Cog Wild offers full or half day guided rides for families and all levels of riders from beginner to expert. Let us manage the logistics so you can just show up and ride.

Hone your Skills

Cog Wild’s professional, certified instructors will help you master the basics of mountain biking or get you to the next level of skill.

McKenzie River Trail Shuttle

Available upon request for larger groups in Bend. Small groups, please contact our friends at Horse Creek Lodge. They are based in McKenzie Bridge and run daily shuttles.

Traveling with an E-bike? Please read:

The Deschutes National Forest does not allow e-bikes on the non-motorized trails. This includes the vast majority of mountain biking trails that we guide and shuttle.

Custom shuttles for private groups in Oakridge

Reserve a van for your private group and ride at your own pace or go for an adventure day on the high country trails outside of town.

Custom shuttle:

This option is for groups who have at least one rider who is very familiar with Oakridge’s trails and is willing to take on the “guide” responsibilities of coordinating with the driver and corralling the crew. Trail options include: Alpine, Lawler, Hardesty, Goodman Creek, Dead Mountain, Larison Rock, Heckletooth, Lower Middle Fork Trail and Moon Point. Rent a van and driver for 8 hours of shuttle assisted mountain biking for $900. Need more than 8 hours? Each additional hour is $150. This comes in handy if, for example, you are out at Moon Point and your crew is fired up to get just one more run. Max capacity 12 riders.

Van and guide for a full or half day:

If you want to ride some awesome trails that aren’t on the regular shuttle schedule, this is the way to go. Oakridge has many advanced trails that we are permitted to guide including Eula, Sawtooth, Bunchgrass, Timpanogas and Grasshopper. $1200 gets you 8 hours of van use, a driver and an experienced guide.  Max capacity 12 riders.

Book online now or contact us at 541-385-7002 or to talk through options and ideas.

Newberry Caldera Shuttle

Cog Wild provides shuttle service to the Newberry National Volcanic Monument (25 miles south of Bend, Oregon) in late summer and into the fall annually.

Meet the shuttle at the Horse Butte Trailhead on the east side of Bend, where you will leave your car. From there we’ll shuttle you up to Newberry National Volcanic Monument for an epic cross country ride along the Crater Rim Trail and down through the Swamp Wells Trail Network back to your vehicle at the Horse Butte Trailhead. Expect huge views, more downhill than uphill and miles and miles of trail to yourself. This is a two sandwich, all day ride.

newberry caldera shuttle for mountain bike rides

2023 Details:

  • This shuttle runs from late July into early October. The trails is best after a good hard rain. Exact dates will be set once the snow melts and the trails are cleared of downed trees.
  • Time: 8 am departure from Horse Butte Trailhead (arrive 15 mins early to load)
  • Price: $50 per person
  • Mileage (approximate): 36 miles of singletrack back to Horse Butte trail head.
  • Inquire about availability for private group shuttles.

Photo: USFS
Strava route map of Newberry to Horse Butte

Ride with GPS Newberry Crater Loop option

Oakridge, Oregon Mountain Bike Shuttles

For environmental and economic sustainability, Cog Wild modifies the schedule to funnel riders to confirmed shuttles. If you want a shuttle that isn’t scheduled for a particular day please call or email the office to inquire about adding a run for groups of 4 or more.

Fall schedule is below, there are some variations to the schedule to account for bookings made before a shift to fall schedule. If an activity shows up as available, book it!

Shuttle Location MapPrivate & Custom OptionsSuggested Shuttle CombosSeason Pass
Oakridge Trail Conditions

Daily Shuttles in Oakridge

Alpine Shuttle

E bike friendly
  • This shuttle drops you at the top of the world famous Alpine Trail. 14 miles of singletrack from Kate’s Cut In back to the Office Bridge, or add on Tire Mountain and Cloverpatch Trails (ATCA) a 25 mile epic. Intermediate / Advanced
  • Shuttle: 45 minutes
  • 9:00 daily, plus Thursday, Friday & Sunday at 10:30 AM
  • Ride: 2 – 6 hours
  • Departs from Portal Park Overfull Lot- the bottom of Alpine trail
  • $37 per person

Dead Mountain Shuttle

E bike friendly
  • Dead Mountain is a good introduction to Oakridge riding, and the best trail for less experienced riders to try. Hit it for the afternoon happy hour lap. 7 miles of intermediate, fast, flowy berms and jumps with a 1.5 mile road ride back to town. Intermediate
  • Shuttle: 35 minutes
  • 3:30 daily, plus most Wednesdays at 11 and Fridays at 12:30
  • Ride: 1 – 2.5 hours
  • Departs from Cog Wild’s Headquarters in Uptown Oakridge. 48333 E 1st St. Oakridge, Oregon 97463. Park along Commerce street, near the Police station. 
  • $25 per person

Hardesty Shuttle

  • The shuttle drops you on the flank of Hardesty Mountain. Ride starts with a stout climb to the summit before a winding descent of roughly 4,000′ through stunning old growth. Advanced.
  • Shuttle: 40 minutes
  • 11:00 & 1:30 daily except Wednesdays; plus Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 8:30.
  • Ride: 1.5 – 3 hours
  • Meet the shuttle at Hardesty Trailhead on Hwy 58, roughly 14 miles west of Oakridge.
  • $37 per person

Lawler Shuttle

E bike friendly
  • Swoopy turns through old growth western Hemlock, technical chutes through clear cuts, tight switchbacks, some climbing to keep you honest, and a new school flow trail finish. Advanced.
  • Shuttle: 40 minutes
  • Pick is 15 mins after each Hardesty start time
  • Ride: 1.5 – 3 hours
  • Meet at the “Y” half a mile up Patterson Mountain Rd (FS #5840) from Hwy 58, 10 miles west of Oakridge.
  • $37 per person

Heckletooth Mountain

  • Heckletooth is back with fresh trail work after the 2021 Kwis Fire. This gem is a true black diamond trail for advanced riders. Expect steep rocks, exposure and tight switch backs. Please go easy on the new tread so it sets in well.
  • Shuttle: 1 hour
  • Wednesday 1:30; Thursday & Sunday at 12:30
  • Ride: 1 – 5 hours
  • Meet at Cog Wild in Uptown Oakridge
  • $37 per person

Moon Point Hot Laps

  • Moon Point/Young’s Rock Trail is rad: start with a half mile climb through subalpine meadows and big old growth stands followed by 5 miles of downhill with switchbacks, open rock outcroppings, meadows, a former burn with loose, dusty troughs that keep you alert and end with a rough and rooty finish. There’s an optional rip down Larison on the way back to town.
  • Shuttle: 6 hour day, 2 MP laps and 1 Larison
  • Saturday 10/7 or by request for groups of 4 or more
  • Ride time 3-4 hours
  • Meets at Cog Wild in Uptown Oakridge
  • $85

Larison Rock Hot laps

  • Larison Hot Laps are a fun option for a welcome to Oakridge ride. The shuttle runs two laps. Join for a lap or two on 4 miles of fast continuous downhill through classic West Cascades old growth forest that drops you into beautiful Greenwaters Park. Intermediate and advanced riders, no beginners please.
  • Shuttle: 30 minutes
  • 2pm Thursday & Friday or upon request
  • Ride: 30 min – 1.5 hours
  • Departs from Greenwaters Park near the footbridge (not the rest area)
  • $25 per person

Middle Fork of the Willamette

  • Get into the Oakridge backcountry and enjoy the solitude along the Middle Fork of the Willamette River. This shuttle runs upon request for groups of four or more. This shuttle drops at Indigo Springs. Contact us to arrange a private guided trip to ride the trail from Timpanogas down.
  • Shuttle: 2 hours
  • Available upon request
  • Ride: 1 – 5 hours
  • Meet in Oakridge, follow the van to Sand Prarie Campground, the terminus of the trail, where you’ll park your vehicle. Hop on the van  and continue up the road to a variety of drop off points suitable for advanced beginner to expert riders. 
  • $55 per person

Suggested Shuttle Combinations

The shuttle schedule is designed for riders to catch multiple shuttles each day. Use these suggested combos to organize a full day of riding — add your combos into the cart to schedule it all online or contact us to add more rides to an existing reservation.

  • 9:00 am Alpine:
    • Plus 1:30 pm Hardesty / Lawler
    • Or 3:30 Dead Mountain
  • 11am Hardesty / Lawler + 3:30pm Dead Mountain
  • Hardesty Lawler Double: 11:00 am & 1:30 pm
  • Saturday bonus option: Moon Point Hot Laps + optional Larison Rock bonus
  • 8:30 am Hardesty OR Lawler:
    • + 11:00 and 1:30 pm Hardesty / Lawler
    • Or 12:30 PM Dead Mountain
    • Or 12:30 PM Heckletooth
    • Or 2 PM Larison Hot Laps
    • Or 3:30 Dead Mountain
  • 9am or 10:30 Alpine
    • + 2:00 pm Larison Hot Laps
    • Or 3:30 pm Dead Mountain
  • Hardesty Lawler Double or Triple: 8:30 am & 10:30 am & 1:00 pm
  1. Book two consecutive times: Hardesty first and Lawler second on the same day.
  2. Park at Hardesty Trail Head to and catch the first shuttle. This leaves your vehicle at your eventual end-point.
  3. Ride Lawler trail first: at the exit of the trail, take a left and continue up the road 1/4 mile to the Lawler Shuttle meeting location to catch your second ride up.
  4. On the second shuttle, ride the Hardesty trail back to your vehicle.

Oakridge Shuttle Season Pass

  • Unlimited shuttles for the entire season!
  • New! Bend and Oakridge combo shuttle pass
  • Valid for all regular Oakridge shuttles in 2023
  • Not transferrable
  • $399 for Oakridge pass, $600 for Combo pass

Private Shuttles: Van & driver for you and your people.

For groups of 6 – 12 riders who are familiar with the trail systems around, book a van for a full day of riding. Availability is limited, book in advance to secure your custom trip.

More about Private Oakridge Shuttles

Guided Shuttles

Book a van and guide for a full or half day to learn the trails, access lesser known gems or go for big all day adventure rides.

Learn More

Shuttle Meet Spots:

The trails in Oakridge are spread out across the landscape and each shuttle has a specific meeting location. Check your confirmation email for directions to the shuttle pick up location. (SEE MAP BELOW). Cell service is limited in the deep canyons; be sure to clarify directions and upload directions while still in wifi or cell service.

Each trail has its own pick up location. Some travel between shuttle meet spots is required, see the map below.

Still not sure what to ride?

Ride with a Guide

Guided rides are a great way to experience the diversity of trails and terrain in Oakridge. Our guides will assess your skill, orient you to place, and recommend trails to ride for the rest of your visit.

Oakridge guided rides

Hone your Skills

Oakridge’s trails are challenging for riders of every skill level. Our experienced instructors love teaching and will help you improve your skills so you can feel more competent and confident, which means more fun.

Oakridge skills instruction

Private Group Shuttles in Bend

Cog Wild’s vans and drivers are available for custom or private group shuttles for mountain biking or any outdoor endeavor.  Shuttles are also available for weddings, birthday parties, kayak shuttles and transportation to the start or end of bike packing routes like the Oregon Timber Trail. 


  • Arrange a pick up from your location in Bend, Sunriver or anywhere in Central Oregon. The driver will take you to your requested drop off spot.
  • Our smaller vans accommodate up to 14 passengers. The mini bus accommodates up to 25 passengers
  • All vans have sturdy racks for your equipment


One hour minimum required, time starts when the driver leaves Cog Wild and ends when the driver returns.

  • $160 per hour for a 14 passenger van
  • $245 per hour for the 25 passenger mini bus

Approximate Shuttle Times:

  • Westside Bend to Swampy,  Wanoga or Dutchman Snow Parks – 1 hour
  • Westside Bend to Sunriver – 1.5 hour
  • Westside Bend to Edison Sno-Park – 1.5 hours
  • Bend to Oakridge – 5 hours


  • A non-refundable 25% deposit will be taken at the time of booking.
  • A final guest count must be received 7 days prior to your event.. 
  • Remaining balance will be collected 7 days prior to your event. 
  • Cancellations received less than 7 days before the start of your activity are non-refundable.