Length: 16+ miles of trails Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation: 1,167'+ Surface: Mostly dirt single track with some FS road.
Description:The Peterson Ridge Trails (PRT) in Sisters were originally constructed in 1989 as a mountain bike trail network consisting of a combination of single-track and old forest service roads. In 2008, a major expansion of the network increased the amount of single track to over 20 miles and included signage and trail markers to aid riders in navigation. The trails are fairly level and mostly free of technical obstacles (although some lines do have rocks and roots to negotiate). The PRT is constructed as a ladder system with an east and a west leg and short trail connectors bridging the two legs.
The trail network is popular with Sisters’ residents and visitors alike. You can expect to encounter lots of walkers, runners, and dogs on the trails. There are also several Horse trails that interconnect into this system.
Access: The main trail head is located approximately ½-mile south of downtown Sisters just south of the Whychus Creek bridge (parking is limited at this location). Many users park at Village Green Park where ample parking and restrooms are available. Additional access is also provided at the south end of the trail just past mile marker 5 on Three Creek Road as well as where the trail crosses the Mainline and Peterson Ridge Roads (parking limited at these locations).