Just outside of Bend to the southwest is the Brooks-Scanlon Logging Road, also known as Forest Road 4606. The gravel route wends about 35 miles to the northwest terminating just outside of Sisters at Indian Ford Campground.

Along the way, it gently climbs hills, cuts through second growth ponderosa pine forest, then opens up to broad views of the mountains. The wide gravel and mellow incline make it a pleasant route for running, cycling, or even a hike with friends.

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Outdoors writer Cristina Peterson is an avid climber and trail runner.

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Believe author and Bulletin need to fact check this article, as BS logging road is closed to public use from basically Talor NW property as it crosses private property owned by Dr. James Verheyden. He has installed gates on the S and N ends of the road where it crosses his property. This has been extensively covered, but paper needs to print clarification so uninformed cyclists, etc. aren’t going there only to be harassed or otherwise confronted.

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