Ben’s Mountain Bike Trail in Bend

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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
5.5 miles
Elevation
838'
Rating
Forecast
Snow is mostly packed down from use and is rideable on a fat bike. Be mindful of icy spots.

Trail Reports

  • Dave Custer November 28, 2016 at 1:37 pmLight snow dusting, firm dirt, few light mud spots near the TH
  • Joe Myers November 3, 2016 at 1:52 pmWe went to find said tree this morning and were told by riders that there was nothing to clear. It's either clear now or the ride-around has now become the trail.
  • Bruce Bradshaw October 26, 2016 at 5:23 pmNot really muddy, but lots of puddles.
  • Adam Richards October 25, 2016 at 6:33 pmSizable tree down 100 yards below Rd. 300. Otherwise gorgeous top to bottom (okay technically bottom to top).
  • Truett Shilling April 26, 2016 at 10:50 pmNo mud or wet spots all the way to Voodoo today. was perfection.
  • Bruce Bradshaw April 15, 2016 at 5:28 pmMud is mostly between Voodoo and Road 300.
  • Bruce Bradshaw April 3, 2016 at 3:03 pmNo deadfall across trail.
 

Trail Description

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.

Lots of riders will take MTB, Voodoo, or KGB from Ben’s for a quick “after-work” loop option.

Ben’s trail is named after Ben Husaby.

Trail Photos

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Trail Reports » Ben’s

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  1. Dave Custer says:

    Light snow dusting, firm dirt, few light mud spots near the TH

  2. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Not really muddy, but lots of puddles.

  3. Adam Richards says:

    Sizable tree down 100 yards below Rd. 300. Otherwise gorgeous top to bottom (okay technically bottom to top).

    1. Joe Myers says:

      We went to find said tree this morning and were told by riders that there was nothing to clear. It’s either clear now or the ride-around has now become the trail.

  4. Truett Shilling says:

    No mud or wet spots all the way to Voodoo today. was perfection.

  5. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Mud is mostly between Voodoo and Road 300.

  6. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    No deadfall across trail.

  7. Siobhan McNulty says:

    As of the afternoon of 3/28, Ben’s was riding well. There were a few wet spots between the trailhead and mile 4 but, super dry up to Road 300. There’s a tree down between mile 4 and 5.

  8. Dave Coppedge says:

    Trail is riding really well. some wet spots below voodoo from freeze/thaw and a couple downed trees just past voodoo

  9. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Worth noting the 300 road is rideable to Phil’s from the end of Ben’s. There’s snow in a few spots, but the ruts are melted out.

  10. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    One tree does not make “lots”. Freeze-thaw is making for sliminess, More lower than higher.

  11. Tristan S says:

    A few wet spots above Voodoo, and one downed tree. Otherwise excellent condition!

    1. Chris Morgan says:

      The one downed tree is above Voodoo in the top section. 3 or 4 people could probably move it.

  12. Steve Warden says:

    Road Ben’s to Voodoo Tuesday 3-15. Dry to KGB, but damp, some mud and h2o pools. Ok on Fat Tire but not regular . Needs to dry more.

    1. Steve Miller says:

      Great up to voodoo. A little mud and snow after that up to 300 road.

  13. David Caplan says:

    3/6. Ben’s is dry and firm up to the Voodoo junction except for a few post-rain puddles.

  14. The Ben’s, MTB, Kent’s loop is riding great on the fatbike today. I tried to get further up Ben’s and Kent’s but ran into deep un-packed snow so I turned around.

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