O’Leary Trail Shuttle

Mountain Bike O’Leary, Castle Rock, and King Castle!

Departs at 9:00 AM For Intermediate to Advanced Riders 3 to 5 Hours on Trail
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September 29, 2023: O’Leary trail is OPEN and was not affected by the Horse Creek or Pothole Fires, so come ride!

For those who are looking for a bigger challenge than the McKenzie River Trail, check out the O’Leary Trail! It’s around 3 to 5 hours in length, and it’s not for the faint of heart. It’s got plenty of switchbacks and no cell service, so it should be avoided by anyone except mountain bikers of intermediate to advanced ability who feel comfortable being alone on the trail. If you feel ready to take the plunge, grab our shuttle at the Upper McKenzie Community Center! You’re also welcome to hang out at Horse Creek Lodge to wash your bike and have a hot outdoor shower when you return at the end of the day.

How It Works

Our starting point is the Upper McKenzie Community Center. There, we’ll get you and your gear all set up before starting our 45-minute journey to the O’Leary Trail. We’ll drop you off at the Horse Pasture Trailhead, the trail’s most popular starting point. Enjoy your 3 to 5-hour journey through the backcountry as you experience drastic changes in elevation and bold switchbacks.

Once you’ve taken the final descent down King-Castle Trail, you’ll finish in the King-Castle parking lot. From here, ride across the Belknap Covered Bridge out to McKenzie River Drive to the Upper McKenzie Community Center.

O’Leary Trail Map

Horse Creek Reviews
#1 of 7 Specialty lodging in McKenzie Bridge

“After a recommendation from a friend on the shuttle service up to the McKenzie river trail my wife and I decided to make a short trip from Bend to ride the McKenzie river trail and stay at the lodge. We arrived in the morning and the shuttle took us and our bikes up to the top of McKenzie River trail. Shuttle driver was friendly and informed us of some of the other trails to take advantage of the next time we were in town. The trail was beautiful but a bit long and technical for my wife who was on her 2nd ride of the year on her mountain bike. We stayed in the Tamolitch Cabin. It was a perfect balance of rustic with modern amenities. The rooms and amenities were well thought out to make sure the guests had an enjoyable experience in which we did. Alyssa and here husband were there to make sure we had everything we needed. We will definitely revisit Horse Creek soon and this time stay an extra night.” — Mike T. (via Yelp)

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