Ben’s trail is a one-way climbing trail starting at Phil’s Trailhead and climbing up to Rd 300 near the bottom of Lower Whoops.
The trail is fairly mellow the whole way with a few somewhat rocky sections here and there. Historically it has been a 2-way trail, but in April 2014 that changed via the Directional Trails program. This has been a controversial decision, but overall it’s been well received.
Before Ben’s was converted to a 1 way trail – it was a fun descent from the bottom of whoops all the way down. There are 2 drops on Ben’s when can still be ridden, as they are both off to the side of the trail. You can session them.
Ben’s trail is named after Olympian Ben Husaby – founder of the Bend Endurance Academy.
This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.