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E.L.V. Trail

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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
1.0 miles
Elevation
120'
Rating
Forecast
Update Trail Conditions:
Deadfall on Trail?

Trail Reports

  • Cog Wild April 26, 2019 at 10:45 amE.L.V. is riding great with some amazing dirt! Go get and get after it!
  • Ryan Pedersen April 12, 2019 at 7:34 pmClear!
  • Brian Jones April 10, 2019 at 6:50 pmTwo trees across the trail between COD and Grand Slam. There is another one that needs branches trimmed after those two. I'll get that one in the next few days. There is another one between GS and Phils that needs saw as well. Appreciate the trail love!! Saw gravel bike tracks... Really!!?? Watch the ruts folks!!!!!!!!
  • Bruce Bradshaw May 21, 2018 at 7:55 pmDusty.
  • Marty Dawson February 8, 2018 at 7:20 amRode COD from Estrada, ELV to Expressway to the Chicken down Phil's to Marvins and back to COD and Estrada on Feb 7. Very nice. A few minor wet spots but no longer soft enough to rut.
  • Joe Myers November 9, 2017 at 3:49 pmTook a while but this now updated
  • Bruce Bradshaw June 8, 2017 at 8:28 pmA few puddles.

Trail Description

There’s a pretty well known coyote den in the area of ELV and Grand Slam — and we got a report that at least one coyote is getting to be pretty big and starting to stand its ground when confronted. It’s rare that they will act aggressively towards a human, but they are known to attack dogs, so beware. Follow this link to learn more about coyotes.

E.L.V. is the mountain biking trail named after Eric L. Vickers, past president of COTA. E.L.V. runs from the intersection with Phil’s trail at the Flaming Chicken, out to C.O.D.. It crosses Grand Slam trail about half way.

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

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Trail Reports » E.L.V.

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  1. Cog Wild says:

    E.L.V. is riding great with some amazing dirt! Go get and get after it!

  2. Brian Jones says:

    Two trees across the trail between COD and Grand Slam. There is another one that needs branches trimmed after those two. I’ll get that one in the next few days. There is another one between GS and Phils that needs saw as well. Appreciate the trail love!!
    Saw gravel bike tracks… Really!!?? Watch the ruts folks!!!!!!!!

  3. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Dusty.

  4. Marty Dawson says:

    Rode COD from Estrada, ELV to Expressway to the Chicken down Phil’s to Marvins and back to COD and Estrada on Feb 7. Very nice. A few minor wet spots but no longer soft enough to rut.

  5. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    A few puddles.

  6. Grace Ogawa says:

    Rode this yesterday (March 28) from COD to Expressway/Grand Slam. 100% ridable with no snow and only one puddle of note.

    PS the Expressway section (marked here as ELV) from Grand Slam to the Flaming Bird (Phil’s) junction is also good to go.

  7. Cam Dash says:

    There’s about 10 small sections of snow between COD and the junction with Phil’s, 95% ridable with a few hike-a-bike sections. Should be good to go by next weekend.

  8. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    According to the COTA signs, what is shown here as the north end of E.L.V. is actually Expressway. E.L.V. ends at the junction with Expressway and Expressway continues to the Flaming Chicken.

    1. Joe Myers says:

      Thanks Bruce. We will get fixed as soon as we can.

    2. Joe Myers says:

      Took a while but this now updated

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