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Phil's Trail

Average Rating:    (3.91 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 23

16 miles more or less of fast, winding, truely amazing singletack through second growth pine. Lots of wildlife, play jump the 'monk. The trails are pretty well marked. If you head West you are going up and out. East and you are heading back to car and town. The main route is marked 24.5 on little bicycle markers. A great trail very close to town
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Latitude
44.0425632501382
Longitude
-121.38519287109375
Trail Directions
Ride (or drive) from downtown Bend. Follow the Dechutes river around town which will take you to the Galveston Bridge, cross it. After 2 miles look for a small metal bike sign on the right side of the road. Turn left on paved RD220. When you come to the cross road, park your car, and start your singletrack. (For better directions go to Hutch's or Sunnyside and buy THE Map for 10 smackers, you will not be sorry)
Trail Length
16 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Bend
   


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Review Date
August 24, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Alan Oates ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I took a two day trip out from Portland a few days ago to ride the trails at Phil's. I am over 50 and have done my share of ridding over the years. With that said, I really like more of the flow trails style with as few up hills as possible . I found this trail system to be all I could ever want. I only had time to check out a few of the more novice trails, Ben's,Ken's and Phil's. They all had a nice flow element to them and depending on your speed, they could be as challenging as you want them to be.
I did find it kind of confusing at some of the trail markers. That is what had me a little hesitant to venture to far out into the system.
All in all. Great for family, intermediate and hardcore riders. I will be back soon.



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Review Date
April 26, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Oldcop ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Rode Phil's on 4-21-12 while I was out in Bend on vacation. It was in perfect shape!



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Review Date
July 5, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Grant Ellman ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Decently fast and flowy singletrack through old growth forest.

Recommended Route:
Go up bens/kents and whoops and then down phils. Many other loop options too

Other recommended trails in the same area:
voodoo, whoops, bens, kents M.T.B.



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Review Date
October 6, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: page nicol ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Phils Trail is actually a multitude of trails starting from the Phils Trail Parking Lot or a number of other entry points. What I like about these trails is that they are extremely well maintained by mountain bikers and mostly used by mountain bikers. I agree most of the trails are relatively easy and non-technical, but there are some trails with more technical sections. You can easily do a 1 hour out and back, or do several hours of encompassing mulitudes of trails. Also these trails are fairly close to the town of Bend and are close to the main roads. These are good trails to ride if you are new to the area or want a place to ride by yourself without getting lost. If you have a bad accident or a mechanical, you are never too far from a road or service area.

Recommended Route:
For a good easy ride do Bens Trail up to Whoops access road, down Whoops (my personal favorite) and back to the parking lot via Kent's trail (total time 1hr+). Do add more time and climbing ride up to the Helicopter pad and do the entire Whoops route. Adds about 30-45 min. and some good technical climbing.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
On the way to Bachelor there are two great trails called Tidly Winks and Funner. Funner is a good technical downhill and Tidly Winks is a nice climb back to the top.



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Review Date
July 26, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Seabas ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Phil's trail is a nice ride for entry level mountain bikers. Even as a desk jockey, the endurance needed is minimal. No steep climbs and paths are all well marked. I was a little shocked to see people mark the aerobic level at 3, but I guess one could loop themselves around all day to create a workout. I didn't find any sections busting my lungs.

Recommended Route:
I took phil's up and looped back on kent's trail. Took about 2 hours.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
We discovered the jump section (to the right of parking area at trail head) which is a nice short course to catch some air. Be warned, some of the gaps are well over 6 feet. It is relatively short, so you can run it multiple times.

Both phil's and kent's trails have small jumps. Nothing too special. While I marked phil's tech level 2, the jumping course is a 5. Don't bring those gimick bike 29ers on these jumps!



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