Peterson Ridge Trail is a 14.8 mile loop trail located near Sisters, Oregon that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 14.8 miles Elevation Gain: 800 feet Route Type: Loop

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mountain biking
2 days ago

Mostly a "green" trail with a few sections of intermediate near the top of a bluff and another on the last climb towards the ridge. The bluff is a plateau about a mile or two out from the overlook. It has some interesting boulders to play on - nothing too extreme. The climb is very gradual except for one small section near the top. The ride down is fun, although after coming down from the aforementioned overlook and bluff, it flattens out considerably. It's a very pleasant ride and has ample space for opposing traffic.

26 days ago

great trail and view

mountain biking
8 months ago

48 degrees out! Fall is here!

mountain biking
8 months ago

A great trail about 14 mile loop. Combines technical and aerobic challenges. Some great scenery but don’t take your eyes off the trail for too long. Stop once in awhile to take in expansive views on top of the ridge

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Sat May 11 2019

I can see the appeal for bikers and maybe trail runners but this is otherwise a painfully boring trail to hike other than the Mountain View’s near the top. I started from Brooks Scanlen Road near where I was camping and hopped on the trail. I also turned around when I reached the view point which was almost to the ‘top’ or point where you would start to descend down the other trail to loop around. It’s hot, exposed, dusty, and be sure to watch/listen for mountain bikers especially later into the morning.

Wed May 08 2019

Except for a few Rocky places, good for any skill level. there's an East and West Trail take one up come down the other, or switch it up.

mountain biking
Thu Oct 25 2018

I love this trail. October is the perfect time to ride this trail. It’s cooler, and there are not a lot of people out.

mountain biking
Sun Jul 01 2018

Some technical rock gardens, and a good steady climb to the Ridge. Maximum beauty. FS bikes recommended, but my 25-year-old Trek 7000 did just fine!

Sat May 12 2018

very nice and relaxing walk to take kids on or just to get out

running
Fri Jul 14 2017

Fun trail. Helped to have the map downloaded to navigate all the intersections. Some people had a paper map which would be very helpful. Ended up going too far adding an extra mile. You cross a stream twice, a welcome cool down.

mountain biking
Sat Nov 19 2016

This area has miles of trails to ride or hike. Some are family friendly and some are technical. The views of the Cascade Mountain Range are stunning and other trails look out towards Smith Rock. There are picnic tables or ride or hike into town to the 2 fantastic bike shops. One has food carts and brews.

walking
Mon Mar 21 2016

It was a Nice beautiful day for a walk. We thought for the most part it was a great path but signage was just a little poor.

mountain biking
Mon Oct 28 2013

The PRT is premiere mountain biking and hiking trail system that runs south from the scenic town of Sisters, Oregon, and now includes over 20 miles of single track trail. The mail trailhead is right in town with free parking available at the Village Green Park. There are also trailheads at FivePine resort and at an unimproved parking area approximately 5.1 miles south of town on FS Road 16. It designed as a "ladder" system with "rungs" offering many different loop options that are mostly easy to moderate, with a few more difficult (and fun) lava rocks patches. The routes are nicely forested and well laid out to make use of rock outcroppings, interesting trees, and scenic viewpoints. Elevation increases towards the south, allowing for fast downhill runs back to town. The scenic piece de resistance is the south west section where the trails follows closely along Peterson Ridge that provides stunning views of the Three Sisters Mountains to the west. Free maps are available at the main trailheads and information and rental bikes at either of the two excellent bike shops in town. The PRT was built and is maintained by the all-volunteer Sisters Trails Alliance (STA). http://www.sisterstrails.com/

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