COD Mountain Bike Trail

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Trail Snapshot

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Length
8.6 miles
Elevation
1380'
Rating
Forecast
Trail bed is covered deep snow. Snow is unpacked and not rideable.

Trail Reports

  • Bruce Bradshaw September 28, 2016 at 4:27 pmCOD 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.
  • Robert Rekward August 24, 2016 at 8:51 amRode from the new Welcome Station back to town. There are soft spots but the rocky sections are still riding as good as ever.
  • Robert Rekward August 5, 2016 at 10:26 amIf 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.
  • Rich Ray August 4, 2016 at 3:53 pmC.O.D. all torn up by land moving equipment just West of Tetherow. WTF?
  • Kellie Jacobson July 5, 2016 at 12:07 pmThanks, 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.
  • Mark DeJohn June 17, 2016 at 12:04 pmPerfect conditions on COD today after last nights rain.
  • Joe Myers June 10, 2016 at 11:59 amCOD 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.
 

Trail Description

Upper COD above welcome center is CLOSED Monday through Friday. Open on Saturday and Sunday only. Read More »

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 were 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.  Confused yet?

C.O.D. near Tetherow is extremely 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. Thus 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 connect into the East end of this Black Line, making C.O.D. a more consistently black-diamond style trail.

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.

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 like Lower C.O.D..

C.O.D. is named after bend resident Cody Davis.

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Trail Reports » C.O.D.

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  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. Mark DeJohn says:

    Perfect conditions on COD today after last nights rain.

  5. 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.

  6. Jay Marsh says:

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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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