Great Central Oregon Motorcycle Rides
Below are links to motorcycle rides and routes in the Central Oregon area. For additional information on rides and tours follow this link to DiamondStone Guest Lodges and MotoFantasy.
Crater Lake/Umqua River/Dorena Lake/Hiway 58 Salt Creek Falls/Willamette Pass: This loop takes you to spectacular Crater Lake, then to wonderful curves and sights along the famous Umqua River, up some tighter curves to Dorena Lake and back along Highway 58 to Salt Creek Falls, and then over Willamette Pass along beautiful lakes. These are great roads, with many places for phot ops. Take… read more
This Loop takes you on amazing roads along the John Day River to the Fossil Beds, where dinosaurs once roamed, and on to John Day, where lunch can be had. Head south to some wonderful uphill curves on Highway 397, and in too few miles you’ll turn west toward Paulina. Not to fear, however, because you are now on the famed Post-Paulina Road, full of fast sweepers, some tight curves and… read more
This day long ride encompasses the Columbia Gorge at the Dalles, then East to MaryHill, where an Art Museum awaits. If nothing else you have to stop at the American Stonehenge, literally a re-creation of the English Stone circle of the same name (What in Sam Hill?, a saying you will find out the origination of), and a tribute to soldiers of the area who died in World War One. Heading South,… read more
This 75 mile loop is the perfect afternoon short ride, or you can make it an all day one, with stops and hikes in a myriad of locations along the way. Cultus Lake and Elk Lake Resorts have restaurants, and the Beach Stop on Elk Lake may make you wish you had a swimsuit on warm afternoons, while the view is something to contemplate and is just a great place to sit and shoot the breeze.
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Heading south from La Pine on Highway 97, you are an easy 75 mile cruise to the North entrance of Crater Lake National Park. From there head to the rim, and the look-out, and decide which direction you wish to ride around the Lake. From there, head out the South entrance, and East along a great canyon where you will finally connect to 97 north.
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This all day spectacular loop has views from your saddle of Rivers, Lakes, and Mountains galore. Many hikes are available within close proximity to the road. Must stop photo ops include Salt Creek Falls on Highway 58, Cougar Hot Springs on the Aufterhide, and McKenzie Pass, an amazing historic viewpoint. Manley’s at Willamette Pass, Oakridge, Sisters, and Bend have multiple places to…. read more
This is a great Dual-Purpose Loop beginning at the corner of Highway 97 and Paulina Lake Rd, between mileage markers 161 and 162. It begins with a great road with few inlets, and well-banked and paved up to beautiful Paulina Lake. Stop at Paulina Lodge for lunch or a drink. Then take the gravel detour up to Paulina Peak. It is literally the BEST view you can drive to in Oregon, bar none…. read more
Head towards Bend, and follow the road to the East of Bend, and take the back road towards Prineville. In Prineville, turn right towards Ochoco Reservoir, then along the river, up the hill and onto Highway 20, and back to Bend. Many Brewpubs await there, as a potential last stop before heading back to the Barn.
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Head towards Bend, and follow the Highway 97 to Redmond, and then signs to Prineville. In Prineville, turn right towards Ochoco Reservoir, then along the river, up to the top of the hill and then immediately take a sharp right, and into Bend along Alfalfa Market Road, a great fast straight road. Many Brewpubs await there, as a potential last stop before heading back to the Barn…. read more