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C.O.D. is one of the more technical mountain biking trails within the Phil’s area and is a favorite for many rock lovers. The start of C.O.D. is somewhat vague. You can ride the trail as far East as SW Swarens Ave. which takes you along the bottom of a rocky ridge along Cascade Lake Highway. Very few people ride on this section. The trail crosses Skyline Ranch Road near the Tetherow golf course sign where lots of people enter the trail (on the right side of the sign).
You can also access the trail at the top of the short hill up Skyline Ranch Road, where you can drop down on the more technical trail at the bottom of the rock ridge, or travel the less technical trail along the top. In this same vicinity you can access C.O.D. across from Entrada Lodge and a quarter mile further you can also access C.O.D. across from Good Dog Park. This entrance has been destroyed due to a new paved path being created for the USFS visitor center. TBD on whether that is fixed…
C.O.D. near Tetherow is rocky and technical. Momentum is the name of the game! Once you head up the steep switchback and up onto the ridge (at the Marvin’s Garden junction), the trail mellows out for a mile or so. After that, there’s a fairly good chunk of technical trail once you start heading back down the ridge. This section was recently re-routed with lots of armoring and some steep pitches. Both lines are currently open. The trail stays pretty technical for 3/4 of a mile and then pops back up on top of the ridge again.
Soon after this you will encounter ELV coming in from the right, and on the left is the start of the new Re-Route we call like to unofficially call RockStacker. This runs for about half a mile and spits you out on a fire road. Turn right and you will connect back up with C.O.D. as it crosses the road. The existing C.O.D. between ELV and this road will stay as a green.
After the re-route, the trail is fairly mellow again, and eventually will be converted into a welcome station green trail. Part of that has already happened. There are two areas between the re-route and the Welcome Station that have two options. One is new — and the other (original line) will go away in time.
The next significant section of trail you will come to is a black line that is an option to the North near the Welcome Station. The re-route will eventually connect into the East end of this Black Line, making C.O.D. a more consistently black-diamond style trail. This section of the re-route has been delayed due to logging operations.
Shortly after the Black line is the Old Dirty Pirate (ODP) section of trail that has been converted from a log riding/free riding area to part of the new 2-way C.O.D.. It’s still technical in a few spots but due to the USFS requiring wood features to be engineered, most obstacles have been removed.
Finally C.O.D. is back to one trail after ODP and stays as such up to Stormking. There are a couple short options here and there — but nothing as confusing as Lower C.O.D.
C.O.D. is named after bend resident Cody Davis.