We were surprised when we arrived at the parking lot for the Pendleton trails. At the bike shop in LaGrande, it was recommended. Basically it is a dry, sloping cow field, with not a tree in sight and a view of the Interstate. The trail is definitely a work in progress, but even trail improvements may not make me take it off the list. The trails must have gotten wet when there were cows, because the now hardened tread was post holed with what looked like cow prints. There is no shade, no water and very limited terrain. So on to Echo, which was also recommended,,,,fingers crossed.