Cline Buttes Recreation Area Project Updates
Maston Trailhead Construction Project
Construction on the Maston Trailhead (PDF) started in October 2012 and will be completed in early December. The trailhead is located on the north side of Newcomb Road, approximately 3/4 mile east of Cline Falls Highway. The trailhead will serve the mountain bike, equestrian, and pedestrian trails in the 4,000 acre Maston Area, a part of the larger 32,000 acre Cline Buttes Recreation Area.
The Project includes:
- Equestrian trailer parking for approximately 16 horse trailers and 25 single vehicles
- Picnic area
- Double vault toilet
The lead contractor on the project is Deschutes Construction Corporation, from Bend. Local suppliers include:
- Cement Products Manufacturing Company, Redmond
- Empire Stone Company, Bend
- 7x Lumber Company, Redmond
- Cline Buttes Rock Pit, Redmond
- Wild Wood Works, Redmond
- CXT Incorporated, Spokane, Washington
- Joe Floyd & Sons Inc, Precast Concrete, Prineville
Project funding for the trailhead comes from an Oregon State Parks (Recreation Trails Program Grant). RTP Grants are national grants administered by OPRD for recreational trail-related projects, such as hiking, running, bicycling, off-road motorcycling, and all-terrain vehicle riding. Yearly grants are awarded based on funds voted on by the U.S. Congress.
BLM competed statewide to secure the RTP Grant for this project, with support from the City of Redmond, Redmond Area Parks and Recreation District, Central Oregon Trails Alliance, Oregon Equestrian Trails, and Thornburgh Resort Company.
The BLM, in partnership with the Central Oregon Trails Alliance, limbed juniper trees along some existing routes that will become part of the mountain bike trail system in the Maston area. Limbing opens up sight lines and provide for increased safety for trail use.
Who Are Our Partners?
The opportunity for partners will continue to grow as BLM increases management work in the area. In 2011, the Prineville District worked closely with many partners including:
The Heart of Oregon's mission is to operate youth training and employment training programs that aim to reduce poverty, stimulate economic growth, and maintain the natural environment.
The Central Oregon Trails Alliance (COTA) is dedicated to the stewardship of sustainable, multiple-use trails and to preserving access for mountain bikers through advocacy, education and promoting responsible trail use.
OHV Club organizations offering opportunities for responsible motorized recreation including Raven Off Road - Class II Club out of Portland, 4Locked Films - Class II Club Bend, Deschutes County 4 Wheelers - Class II Club, and the Central Oregon Motorcycle and ATV Club (COMAC) - I and III club.
Where Will We Work Next?The BLM is planning the following projects and will update this website as these are completed:
Grants and Funding
The Prineville District was awarded the following grants to help fund projects in the Cline Buttes Recreation Area.
State ATV Grant
The CBRA received a $251,000 ATV grant to develop the OHV portion of the CBRA south of Highway 126 and west of Barr Road. The grant includes a soft-match of $96,000 provided by the BLM and volunteers. Planned in winter of 2011 and throughout 2012, the main objectives for the development of this portion of the CBRA are to:
- Develop the North Barr Staging Area for parking and trail access;
- Manage access to the motorized trail use area by installing fencing;
- Map and sign existing routes;
- Construct new routes; and
- Rehabilitate undesignated routes at trail intersections throughout the designated trail system.
Other Projects in CBRA
In addition to recreation projects, the BLM is beginning to implement a series of vegetation treatments designed to reduce the risk of wildfire in the urban-interface. Click here for more information on the Cline Buttes Hazardous Fuels Project.