McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway

One of 11 officially designated scenic bikeways in Oregon, the 36.5-mile McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway traverses parklike ponderosa forests on the east side of the Cascade crest to cedar and maple on the wetter west side, with the moonscape of McKenzie Pass in the middle. With stunning scenery, little traffic and plenty of sidetrips to waterfalls and hot springs, this is central Oregon’s premier bike ride. You’ll be able to read more about it and other classic bike rides in the July/August 2014 issue of Northwest Travel Magazine.

Mt. Washington hovers over a spectral landscape of snags and volcanic rock near the high point of the 36.5-mile ride, which begins in Sisters and ends near Belknap Hot Springs.

Mt. Washington hovers over a spectral landscape of snags and volcanic rock near the high point of the 36.5-mile ride, which begins in Sisters and ends near Belknap Hot Springs.


Representing the home-town team: Bend's Deschutes Brewery.

Representing the home-town team: Bend’s Deschutes Brewery.


Riding off into the sunset near Dee Wright Observatory on McKenzie Pass.

Riding off into the sunset near Dee Wright Observatory on McKenzie Pass.


Near the west end of the route, a 1.25-mile hike rewards cyclists with a view from the base of two-tiered Proxy Falls.

Near the west end of the route, a 1.25-mile hike rewards cyclists with a view from the base of two-tiered Proxy Falls.

4 responses to “McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway

  1. Interesting and beautiful photos of the cyclists. It looks like an incredible ride!

  2. This picture is so cool!

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