Bend Mountain Bike Shuttles

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.

2022 shuttle season is over.

There is snow on the ground at our location in Bend, Oregon. Shuttles will resume in May, 2023.

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.

E-Bikes Not Permitted on the Deschutes National Forest

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.

Daily Bend Shuttles

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

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

Wanoga

Our first regular stop is at Wanoga Sno Park. 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 Sno Park. 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

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

Newberry Crater / Paulina Peak Shuttle

Get a ride to the top of Paulina Peak for an adventurous ride back to Bend. Available mostly in the fall, currently scheduled for September 23 & 30, and October 8, 2022 or available upon request.

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 clear, currently scheduled for October 7, 14 & 15 2022 or available upon request.

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.

Bend Season Pass

199 – 299

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.

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.

Contact Cog Wild 541-385-7002 or info@cogwild.com to talk through options and ideas.

Oakridge Trail Information

Find the most recent trail conditions at Bend Trails

Our friends at Bend Trails recently added Oakridge to their website! Take a look at their fantastic site for crowd sourced trail conditions for all the rad riding areas with in 100 miles of Bend, which includes Oakridge, McKenzie & Old Cascade Crest Regions and the Ochocos.

Bend Trails for Oakridge Conditions

E-bike legal trails in the area:

  • Alpine Trail / ATCA
  • Tire Mountain Trail
  • Cloverpatch / Cloverpatch Tie
  • Lawler Trail
  • Dead Mountain Trail
  • Winberry Trail
  • Larison Creek Trail

Road & Gravel Riding:

  • We love riding from Oakridge south of town, making a loop around Hills Creek Reservoir. In addition to the loop there are many gravel roads out that way and countless ways to connect to make adventure rides.
  • Try venturing up the North Fork (RD 19) and riding the 1928 road through Huckleberry Flats back to Oakridge. This 35 mile loop is beautiful and cruisy, with only one steep climb as you leave the river and climb up to High Prairie.
  • For paved road riding consider starting in Westfir and riding out and back on the North Fork of the Willamette (RD 19, OR starting in Oakridge and riding out and back on Hills Creek (RD 23) or the Middle Fork of the Willamette (RD 21) All are low traffic and are beautiful routes along waterways. Watch for cracks in the road.

Alpine Trail

  • Upper and Lower Alpine Trail is an iconic ride through alpine meadows, douglas fir forests and exposed benchcuts.
  • 13 miles from Kate’s Cut-in to the Bridge. -4,000′ descending, +1,200′ climbing.
  • Difficulty: Blue
  • Estimated ride time: 2 – 4 hours
  • RWGPS Map
  • Conditions: Check Bend Trails
  • E-bikes are legal

Dead Mountain Trail

  • RWGPS Map
  • 6 miles
  • Difficulty: Green / Blue
  • Estimated ride time: 1 hr with shuttle, 2-4 hours without a shuttle.
  • Conditions Coming Soon

Newberry Caldera Shuttle

Cog Wild provides shuttle service to the Newberry National Volcanic Monument (25 miles south of Bend, Oregon) for an epic ride along the rim of Newberry Caldera down through the Horse Butte Trail Network. This is a full day, adventure ride with amazing views!

Meet the shuttle at the Horse Butte Trailhead, where you will leave your car. From there, we will drive to Newberry Crater. We can drop you off at the base of Paulina Peak for a longer ride along the Paulina Rim trail, or at East Lake Resort. From either spot, ride the rim trail to the Swamp Wells trail to Horse Butte trailhead.  

newberry caldera shuttle for mountain bike rides

2022 Details:

Inquire about availability for private group shuttles.

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.

Photo: USFS
Strava route map of Newberry to Horse Butte

Ride with GPS Newberry Crater Loop option

Oakridge Mountain Bike Shuttles

Oakrigde shuttles are closed for now

Shuttles are closed from the time being. If long system of high pressure comes through, check back in. Trail conditions permiting we might open back up.

Shuttle Options:

Alpine Shuttle

  • 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
    Ride: 2 – 6 hours
  • Departs from Westfir City Hall (please don’t park at Portal Park)
  • $37

Dead Mountain Shuttle

  • 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
    Ride: 50 min-2.5 hours
  • Departs from Cog Wild’s meeting space at 1st and Pine in Uptown Oakridge
  • $22

Larison Rock Shuttle

  • A quick and direct in town shuttle, great for a happy hour welcome to town ride: 4 miles of fast continuous downhill through classic West Cascades old growth forest that drops you into beautiful Greenwaters Park. Intermediate/Advanced
  • Shuttle: 30 min
    Ride: 30 min- 1.5 hours
  • Departs from Greenwaters Park near the footbridge.
  • $22

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: 40min
    Ride: 1.5 – 3 hours
  • Meet the shuttle at Hardesty Trailhead on Hwy 58, roughly 14 miles west of Oakridge.
  • $37

Lawler Shuttle

  • 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: 40min
    Ride: 1.5 – 3 hours
  • Meet at the “Y” up Patterson Mountain Rd (FS #5840) about 1/2 mile up from Hwy 58, 10 miles west of Oakridge
  • $37

Moon Point Shuttle

  • Moon Point/Young’s Rock Trail is about as much fun as you can have on a mountain bike! Start in subalpine meadows, enjoy sustained downhill to Campers Flat on the river. Experts only!
  • Shuttle: 40 min
    Ride:1- 3 hours
  • 1 hour drive from downtown Oakridge. Meet the van at Camper’s Flat on #21 road.
  • $55 per shuttle. Call the office to adjust the price to $85 for two laps.

Private Shuttles: Van & Driver for your Group

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

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 adventure rides.

Learn More

Oakridge Shuttle Season Pass

  • Unlimited rides for the entire season!
  • Valid through end of operations in November
  • Not transferrable
  • $350 until April 30, $399 after May 1

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.

Each trail has its own pick up location, so some travel between pick ups is required, see the map below.

  • 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

  • 8:30 am Alpine:
    • Plus 1:00 pm Hardesty / Lawler
    • Or 3:00 pm Dead Mountain
  • 10:30 Hardesty / Lawler:
    • Plus 1:00 pm Larison
    • Or 3:00 pm Dead Mountain
  • Hardesty Lawler Double: 10:30 am & 1:00 pm

  • Moon Point Double: 9:30 am & 11:30 am
    • Ride all day by adding either the 2:30 pm Dead Mountain
    • Or the 3:00 pm Larison
  • 8:30 am Alpine:
    • Plus 1:00pm Hardesty / Lawler
    • Or 3:00pm Dead Mountain
  • 10:30 Hardesty / Lawler:
    • Plus 1:00 pm Larison
    • Or 2:30 pm Dead Mountain
  • Hardesty / Lawler Double: 10:30 am & 1:00 pm

  1. Book a package to ride both Lawler & Hardesty in one 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.

Shuttle Meeting Locations:

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.

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 transportation for outdoor endeavors

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

HOW IT WORKS:

  • 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.
  • Sturdy racks for your equipment (if needed)

PRICING:

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

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • 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.
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