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Length
5.5 miles
Elevation
955'
Rating
Forecast

Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Trail Reports

  • Adam Richards November 4, 2018 at 12:05 pmHit Storm King-Grand Slam this weekend. Some pretty major logging destruction around the top couple miles of Grand Slam. One major deadfall on GS that hopefully the logging folks will deal with, about half mile below Storm King, here: https://goo.gl/maps/dn5GoU3QDQR2. Otherwise trail is in good enough shape considering all the destruction going on.
  • Bruce Bradshaw August 29, 2018 at 11:07 amThe east closure barricade blocks the trail at the bottom of a downhill in a dust trough. Might be tricky avoiding when descending on a weekend.
  • Joe Myers August 3, 2018 at 9:14 amThanks for posting!
  • COTA August 2, 2018 at 9:18 amReminder: Grand Slam is CLOSED (again) from the FS 4610/4604 junction to Storm King Monday - Friday for the foreseeable future. It's the most westerly section. Please avoid for your safety, & so the loggers can finish & get outta there.
  • Jeff Moore June 1, 2018 at 5:19 pmI saw a pair of coyotes a mile above rd 4610 maybe there is a den? Be careful if u have a dog
  • Joe Myers May 21, 2018 at 8:19 amGrand slam is now open all days. Logging is complete.
  • Bruce Bradshaw May 5, 2018 at 7:19 pmThere is some small debris on upper Grand Slam due to the logging activity, but otherwise in good shape.
 

Trail Description

Grand Slam is one of the most technical of the mountain biking trails in the Phil’s area. Lots of nice, techy rock challenges in several sections. The upper section used to be called CIA (Cyclists in Action) and used to have a few nice chunky tech obstacles, but was dumbed down in recent years and several go-arounds were created. Boo!

Historically the trail was named Golden Schauer after a tall blond haired dude named Scott Schauer. The FS didn’t like the name, and other names were thrown around (Giant Salami, Good Shit…). Finally they settled on Grand Slam.

Sixty second clip of mountain biking the Grand Slam trail in Bend, Oregon.

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

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Trail Reports » Grand Slam

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  1. Adam Richards says:

    Hit Storm King-Grand Slam this weekend. Some pretty major logging destruction around the top couple miles of Grand Slam. One major deadfall on GS that hopefully the logging folks will deal with, about half mile below Storm King, here: https://goo.gl/maps/dn5GoU3QDQR2. Otherwise trail is in good enough shape considering all the destruction going on.

  2. COTA says:

    Reminder: Grand Slam is CLOSED (again) from the FS 4610/4604 junction to Storm King Monday – Friday for the foreseeable future. It’s the most westerly section. Please avoid for your safety, & so the loggers can finish & get outta there.

    1. Bruce Bradshaw says:

      The east closure barricade blocks the trail at the bottom of a downhill in a dust trough. Might be tricky avoiding when descending on a weekend.

  3. Jeff Moore says:

    I saw a pair of coyotes a mile above rd 4610 maybe there is a den? Be careful if u have a dog

  4. Joe Myers says:

    Grand slam is now open all days. Logging is complete.

  5. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    There is some small debris on upper Grand Slam due to the logging activity, but otherwise in good shape.

  6. Ryan Pedersen says:

    Currently .5-1.5 inch powder above Voodoo (weekend only) and foot wide packed snow below that.

  7. Joe Myers says:

    Upper GS is now closed due to logging above the junction with Ticket to Ride.

    1. Bruce Bradshaw says:

      Seems like this closure notice is getting buried under the “Riding Well” status unless the closure is really being ignored. The West Bend site has it as weekday only:

      https://www.fs.fed.us/r6/webmaps/deschutes/west-bend/public-information/

      1. Thanks again Bruce. I added a call out box at the top of the trail description — which is how we usually treat partial closures.

  8. Eric Smith says:

    Just a few sections of mud at the top towards storm king. Tree thinning has put cat or bulldozer type tracks through the trail in the upper sections . Smoky from controlled burn today as well up top

  9. Jay Marsh says:

    Above Ticket to Ride; wonderful, firm & crusty trail conditions mid-day, after freezing overnight temps. May soften in the afternoon, but riding perfectly!

  10. David Pilz says:

    Rode 11/7 from Ticket to Ride to ELV. Rideable snow the whole way. Even the technical bits were rideable which surprised me.

  11. Erik Santner says:

    We found a pair of Suncloud sunglasses above Voodoo on Grand Slam. They were left at the Phil’s TH kiosk.

  12. Grace Ogawa says:

    Good to go for the 2017 season!

  13. Tristan S says:

    Grand Slam is good to the top – there are a few snow patches and one downed tree but nothing unmanageable.

  14. Eric Kutter says:

    Good until you hit snow 3/4 mile past Ticket to ride. You do run into a small amount of logging debris before that.

  15. Alex Marganski says:

    you can ride grandslam to the intersection of voodoo and can head up voodoo a little ways before you start hitting snow

    1. Alex Marganski says:

      now up to ticket to ride

  16. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    There’s a small tree down with a ride around west of 4615 road and before the 200 road.

  17. Russ Omizo says:

    lost a garmin edge 705 on7/19/16; please contact me if found

  18. Jay Marsh says:

    Wonderful from top to bottom! One tree down about 1/3 way down from the top. Enjoy!

  19. Derek Manwill says:

    The lower parts are great! Not sure about up top.

    1. Jacob Hartley says:

      no bueno up top

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