Bend, Oregon Mountain Bike Shuttles

The image is a drawing of trails and popular trailheads accessed by the mountain bike shuttle.

Shuttle service begins in May 2024

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, riders use the shuttles for a “gravity assist” to access higher elevation terrain and ride single track all the way back to Bend.

Bend Trails and Trail Forks are great sites for researching routes for the region. Maps are available to purchase at Cog Wild and we enjoy looking at the map with you to suggest routes.

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. Guide & rescue service is not included with the shuttle.

Daily mountain bike shuttles in Bend

Meet at Cog Wild, which is located on the boundary of town and the Deschutes National Forest. Jump on the shuttle, which travels up the Cascade Lakes Highway to Wanoga, Swampy or Dutchman Trailheads. From there, choose a route back to Cog Wild on a variety of single track trails.

  • 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
A mountain biker rolls over a rock on Tiddlywinks Trail near Bend, Oregon.


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
A mountain biker rides through the forest.

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 takes in the view of Mt. Bachelor.

Dutchman Flat

The last stop is across the road from Mt. Bachelor Ski Area and Bike Park. The high elevation trails usually open in July. Please stay off middle Flagline until August 15 to give the elk ample time to raise their babies.

  • 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

Regional & custom mountain bike shuttles

Mountain bikers pose for a picture in front of Paulina Lake.

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.

2024 Dates coming soon: expect shuttles to begin in late July and run through September.

Mountain bikers ride a forested trail near Bend, Oregon.

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.

2024 Dates coming soon: expect shuttles to begin in late July and run through September.

Mountain bikes lean against a shuttle van.

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
A mountain biker rides the McKenzie River Trail.

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 Mountain Bike Shuttle Passes

Mountain bikers ride a trail near Mt. Bachelor.

Bend Shuttle Pass Options

To maximize your riding and minimize costs, purchase a Bend Season Pass or a Six Shuttle Punch Pass. Like riding in Oakridge too? Purchase a combo pass for unlimited Bend and Oakridge shuttles.

PNW Shuttle Pass

Take a mountain biking road trip through the Pacific Northwest to explore some of the best riding in the region. The PNW shuttle pass unlocks two shuttle rides with three regional outfitters: Shasta Gravity Adventures, Ashland Mountain Adventures and Cog Wild.

Loam Pass

Traveling beyond the PNW to ride bikes? Check out the Loam Pass for 60 days of riding at over 30 destinations including Cog Wild in Bend and Oakridge.

Learn about the Loam Pass Here

Looking for more than a shuttle?

A mountain bike coach reviews video footage with her clients.

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.

A mountain bike guide leads a client on a single track trail through the forest.

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.

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

Mountain bike shuttles in Oakridge, Oregon

Public, daily mountain bike shuttles and private, custom shuttles for mountain bikers in Oakridge, Oregon run from May through October annually.

May 3-5: adjusted schedule to accommodate NICA Oregon League Coach Camp:

  • Friday 5/3: 9 AM Alpine, 11 AM Heckletooth, 3:30 Dead Mntn
  • Saturday 5/4: 9 AM Alpine, 11AM Heckletooth, 2 PM Dead Mntn, 4:30PM Larison Hot Laps
  • Sunday 5/5: 9 AM Alpine, 11 AM Heckletooth, 1:30 PM Alpine, 3:30 Dead Mntn

May 6-12 Schedule “B” while we wait for Hardesty and Lawler to melt out & get cleared:

  • 9 AM Alpine, 11AM Heckletooth, 2 PM Dead Mntn, 4:30PM Larison Hot Laps

May 13 – October 31

  • See schedule below
  • The schedule is always subject to change based on environmental conditions.
For environmental and economic sustainability, Cog Wild modifies the shuttle schedule to funnel riders to confirmed shuttles and will remove empty shuttles 24 hours in advance. If you want a shuttle that isn’t scheduled for a particular day or time please call or email the office to inquire about adding a run for groups of 4 or more.
Shuttle Location MapPrivate & Custom OptionsSuggested Shuttle CombosSeason Pass
Oakridge Trail Conditions

Daily Mountain Bike 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ride: 2 – 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
  • Most every other Saturday
  • 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 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

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 at Cog Wild’s Headquarters in Uptown 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

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.

Private OAKRIDGE Shuttles

Suggested Mountain Bike Shuttle Combos for Oakridge

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.

  • Pair a morning Alpine Shuttle with an afternoon Dead Mountain Shuttle
  • Alpine runs daily at 9 AM and at 10:30 and 12:30 on Saturdays.
  • On prime summer weekends start with a 7 AM Alpine on Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Park at our location in Uptown Oakridge or leave your car at your home and get three shuttles in a day.
    • Ride Heckletooth, Dead Mountain and a couple laps on Larison every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
    • This is a great way to link up some trails on the east side of the trail network and enjoy the recreation trails and side roads as you roll through town.
    • Finish the day with food and beverages at The Middle Fork Bistro or the Three Legged Crane Pub, our neighbors in Uptown.
  1. Hardesty & Lawler run everyday except Tuesday & Thursday.
  2. Book two consecutive time slots: Hardesty on the earlier time slot then and Lawler for a time slot a couple hours later on the same day.
  3. Park at Hardesty Trail Head to and catch the first shuttle. This leaves your vehicle at your eventual end-point.
  4. 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.
  5. On the second shuttle, ride the Hardesty trail back to your vehicle.
A mountain biker climbs Alpine Trail through tall trees.

Mountain Bike Shuttle Season Pass for Oakridge

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

PNW Shuttle Pass

Take a mountain biking road trip through the Pacific Northwest to explore some of the best riding in the region. The PNW shuttle pass unlocks two shuttle rides with three regional outfitters: Shasta Gravity Adventures, Ashland Mountain Adventures and Cog Wild.

Loam Pass

Traveling beyond the PNW to ride bikes? Check out the Loam Pass for 60 days of riding in over 30 locations including Cog Wild in Bend and Oakridge.

Learn about the Loam Pass Here
Mountain bikers go over the route after being dropped off by a shuttle in Oakridge, Oregon

Guided Mountain Bike Shuttles in Oakridge

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.

Oakridge Guided Shuttles

Mountain Bike Shuttle Meet Spots for Oakridge Oregon:

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.
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