#26: Easton Canyon Road • 6.9 mi • 1562 ft • gravel, paved
This road used to get a steady stream of cyclists coming through once a year during the Oregon Stampede, but it’s mostly quiet the rest of the time. It’s the most direct route from Dufur to Center Ridge — a crushed gravel grind up a steady 6% climb.
I met one of my best riding buddies climbing up this road one year. Another year, on a particularly hot day, a group of us had to stop 2/3 up the hill and lay in a tiny sliver of shade cast by a low shrub. It’s also great as a downhill, although it never left any indelible memories.