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Trail Snapshot

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Length
8.6 miles
Elevation
1380'
Rating
Forecast
Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Trail Reports

  • Bruce Bradshaw August 4, 2017 at 12:48 pmThe weekday closure has been lifted. News reports have it being reinstated after Labor Day. There is a new tread that avoids the two crossings of graded path east of the Welcome Center by staying on its north side. Pin flags mark the new route's west end. The east end is unmarked but within view of the path cut. Rumor was the path is going to be paved this fall.
  • Adam Richards May 4, 2017 at 1:48 pmHere's a link to the 2017 map of the Phil's area USFS closure information (updated in April). Basically upper COD and Grand Slam are closed during the week. Saw this link float by a while back but struggled to find the post again so, bump. http://cotamtb.com/wp-content/uploads/WestBend-CLosureRecMap_11x17_2017_0413.jpg
  • Kristopher Siewell April 17, 2017 at 11:54 amPerfect conditions this last weekend, get out and ride it!
  • Tristan S April 15, 2017 at 5:49 pmCOD is good to the top!
  • Alex Marganski April 3, 2017 at 5:23 pmroad COD up to SK intersection, a couple of snow patches at the very end
  • SK Johnson March 30, 2017 at 10:46 amProgress at the cost of progression. I always liked that section because I couldn't clean it every time. All good, still fun...
  • Joe Myers March 30, 2017 at 10:37 amCorrect it's been armored from above the ridge to below. I personally am cod trail adopter and wasn't happy about this but Tetherow owns the land and between them and the trail contractor it was decided.
 

Trail Description

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.

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

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Trail Reports » C.O.D.

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  1. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    The weekday closure has been lifted. News reports have it being reinstated after Labor Day.

    There is a new tread that avoids the two crossings of graded path east of the Welcome Center by staying on its north side. Pin flags mark the new route’s west end. The east end is unmarked but within view of the path cut. Rumor was the path is going to be paved this fall.

  2. Adam Richards says:

    Here’s a link to the 2017 map of the Phil’s area USFS closure information (updated in April). Basically upper COD and Grand Slam are closed during the week. Saw this link float by a while back but struggled to find the post again so, bump. http://cotamtb.com/wp-content/uploads/WestBend-CLosureRecMap_11x17_2017_0413.jpg

  3. Kristopher Siewell says:

    Perfect conditions this last weekend, get out and ride it!

  4. Tristan S says:

    COD is good to the top!

  5. Alex Marganski says:

    road COD up to SK intersection, a couple of snow patches at the very end

  6. SK Johnson says:

    Per other reports, riding great past visitor center. Also, has the technical section down from Tetherow been dumbed down a bit? I didn’t remember so much smooth armoring. Maybe my skills have improved?!? Unlikely…

    1. Joe Myers says:

      Correct it’s been armored from above the ridge to below. I personally am cod trail adopter and wasn’t happy about this but Tetherow owns the land and between them and the trail contractor it was decided.

      1. SK Johnson says:

        Progress at the cost of progression. I always liked that section because I couldn’t clean it every time. All good, still fun…

  7. Eric Kutter says:

    Riding well all the way past the visitor center. Just 2 small patches of snow you can easily ride through.

  8. Eric Kutter says:

    In great shape until just before ELV, then lots of snow. Upto then, only a couple tiny patches of snow that will probably be gone within 24 hours.

  9. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    COD has been cut by a bulldozed grade just east of the Welcome Center. I assume this is due to the construction of the paved bike path.

  10. Rode from the new Welcome Station back to town. There are soft spots but the rocky sections are still riding as good as ever.

  11. Rich Ray says:

    C.O.D. all torn up by land moving equipment just West of Tetherow. WTF?

    1. If it’s the trail that runs along the top of the cliff band, I heard it’s gonna be going away. Tech trail under the cliff will be untouched.

  12. Mark DeJohn says:

    Perfect conditions on COD today after last nights rain.

  13. Joe Myers says:

    Lower COD near Tetherow (below cliff) was trimmed back last night. Almost completed from Entrada to Good Dog.

    1. Kellie Jacobson says:

      Any feedback on how busy this will be on a late July weekend? We’re staying at the Seventh Mountain Resort and I’d love to get some trail running in. I don’t want to cause a fuss though if there’s a lot of traffic.

      1. Joe Myers says:

        COD is never that crowded – as it’s one of the more technical trails in the phil’s network. I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Make sure to run the river trail out your backyard as well. That has a lot more hikers than bikers, and it’s super scenic.

        1. Kellie Jacobson says:

          Thanks, Joe, for the feedback. I’ve been on the river trail. It’s ok for trail running, just really flat. :p Though plans have changed thanks to a hamstring injury.

          I’ll actually be bringing my bike and attempting Catch and Release and maybe Lower Storm King. They look novice friendly.

  14. Jay Marsh says:

    Great conditions 4/3, with only two trees down together at about the mid-point

  15. Mike Johnson says:

    Last Sunday (03/27/16) we rode up COD from the junction with Marvin’s Garden and it was in great shape all the way to the Storm King junction. There was a fair amount of snow on Storm King and some more on Grand Slam heading back downhill. I imagine with the warm temps this week it will be quite passable with only a couple sections where you can’t pedal through the snow – even with a regular 2.2″ mountain bike tire. I’ve found that just about everything below 4400′ is snow-free.

  16. Jacob Hartley says:

    A few snow drifts and downed trees starting out, clears quickly. Riptastic the rest of the way down!

    1. Jacob Hartley says:

      Green gate down

  17. Joe Myers says:

    Rode COD from entrada yesterday up past ODP area. No mud to speak of. Rode the rockstacker, the black line and ODP. Logging operations have really worked over ODP but nothing important looks ruined. Lots of tread work repair to do once they are finished up there. Section of COD below ODP (old road section) is now a major road due to logging. Was going away anyhow – so don’t be alarmed.

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