The Ben’s, MTB, Kent’s loop makes for a fun and fast fat bike ride. It’s close to town and gets packed-in pretty quickly after a storm comes through. The downhill portion from the top of MTB to Phil’s Trailhead is a hoot when the snow is soft and bermed.
At just over 4 miles it’s a pretty easy ride that a beginner can probably handle — and multiple laps will give you a great mid-winter workout.
Depending on the snowfall depth and density, other loop options will open up as fatbikes, hikers, and snowshoers break trail — but this short loop is the most reliable.
It’s a popular area, so expect some hiking and dog traffic along the way. Also, the road to Phil’s Trailhead doesn’t get plowed, so a 4WD is probably required (or just ride a fatbike to the trailhead).
Winter conditions can change hourly… If you’ve ridden this route recently, you can add a report to the discussion area below — or use the status update pull down at the top of the page.