Three Creek Road Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

Three Creek Road


All the cycling data and info you'll need to climb Three Creek Road

Page Contributor(s): Steve Jones, Olympia, WA, USA

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Climb Summary

Three Creek Road is a pleasant and scenic climb immediately south of Sisters OR. On the upper portion of the climb, a recent wildfire has opened up the impressive views of the Central Oregon volcanoes, particularly Broken Top and the Three Sisters.

A good place to start the ride is the Village Green City Park, in downtown Sisters at the corner of Washington Avenue and So. Elm Street (parking, water, restrooms, services). Proceed south on Elm Street, which becomes Three Creek Road as you leave town. In about 4.5 miles, the climb begins, as the road stair-steps up into the Deschutes National Forest. The climb ends where the pavement turns to gravel. Traffic is very light.

The only drawbacks to the climb are the regular frost seams in the pavement on the initial portion of the ride. The Village Green City Park is also an excellent starting point for the east side of McKenzie Pass, and the two climbs can easily be done in one day, with time left over for a stop at the Three Creeks Brewing Company in Sisters.