Share:

Maston Trails Outer Loop

Central Oregon, Oregon

Start Exploring
Maston Trails Outer Loop

Share:

Advertisement
  • The Maston Trailhead.- Maston Trails Outer Loop
  • The Maston Trailhead.- Maston Trails Outer Loop
  • Vault toilets at the trailhead.- Maston Trails Outer Loop
  • Trail junctions in the Maston area are well marked.- Maston Trails Outer Loop
  • The Deschutes River from the Maston Trails.- Maston Trails Outer Loop
  • Riding the outer loop along the Maston Trails.- Maston Trails Outer Loop
  • Enjoying the view on the outer loop along the Maston Trails.- Maston Trails Outer Loop
  • - Maston Trails Outer Loop
  • Riding the outer loop along the Maston Trails.- Maston Trails Outer Loop
  • Fallen juniper along the Maston Trails.- Maston Trails Outer Loop
  • Riding the outer loop along the Maston Trails.- Maston Trails Outer Loop
  • The North Sister and South Sister from the Maston Trails.- Maston Trails Outer Loop
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Year-round riding. Uncrowded. Scenic views of mountains, canyon and river.
Cons: 
Minimal elevation change. Sandy. Hot during the summer.
Advertisement
Region:
Central Oregon, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
371.00 ft (113.08 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Trail difficulty: 
Green
Total Distance: 
12.20 mi (19.63 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
3,068.00 ft (935.13 m)
Current Local Weather:
Advertisement
Adventure Description

Adventure Description

Contributor

The Maston Outer Loop is a popular route through the Maston trail system. The loop starts and ends at Maston Trailhead, where there are bathrooms and interpretive signs.

The Maston trail system is a tribute to good trail building. The trails are laid out on what is, at first blush, a relatively bland parcel of land. They are not technical. There are no punchy climbs or nerve-wracking descents. But don't rush to pass judgment. The trails offer a lot of old-school, organic flow that is surprisingly entertaining for it's simplicity. Novices can learn basic riding skills, and experienced riders can push their aerobic limits and cornering technique on the same stretch of dirt. Although summer days can become oppressively hot, Maston is a solid choice for shoulder season and winter riding.

Throughout the ride, the singletrack winds through typical high desert flora such as juniper covered in neon green epiphytic moss and occasional cedars. The rugged Deschutes River Canyon is at times just yards away from your tires. It's beautiful, but keep your eyes on the trail while riding! From high points in the ride you are rewarded with vistas of Broken Top and the Three Sisters.

Updates, Tips + Comments

Updates, Tips + Comments

Field Guide

Field Guide

Download
Advertisement
Location + Directions

Location + Directions

Nearby Camping + Lodging

(32 within a 30 mile radius)

Nearby Adventures

(112 within a 30 mile radius)

Advertisement
Related Content

Related Content

Adventure Community

Adventure Community

Who Wants To Do It
12 Members
Who's Done It
9 Members
Submission by
Contributor
151 Adventures Explored
18 Adventures Published

Newsletter Signup

Join the Outdoor Project Community

Get access to essential planning materials and information for your next adventure. Take a few seconds to join the community. It’s FREE!

Free Field Guides + Maps

Post Updates, Tips + Comments

Organize + Track Your Adventures

Insider Detailed Info, News + Benefits

Custom Driving Directions

Recommended Campsites, Photos + Reservation Info