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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
3.5 miles
Elevation
603'
Rating
Forecast
Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Trail Reports

  • Nate Osmond July 7, 2017 at 10:16 amTree down on KGB between Ben's and Kent's. Tried to move it but it's still attached at the roots, going to need a saw to cut it loose.
  • Eric Kutter April 3, 2017 at 8:29 pmThe entire thing is riding well. Some snow on the steep section where Kents and KBG overlap so stay on the single track.
  • Josh Anderson March 26, 2017 at 11:27 amI lost a pair of Oakley glasses here yesterday. White frames and clear lenses. Let me know if anyone finds them!
  • Miguel Montaña March 25, 2017 at 6:38 pmThe portion from Kent's to Ben's is perfect. Zero snow on trail tread.
  • Eric Kutter March 19, 2017 at 10:43 amJust a few snow patches you need to ride through between Tetherow and the Chicken, especially on the ZigZag and just beyond. Also not too bad at the north end near Ben's. Suspect a fair amount of snow in the middle where it overlaps Kent's but I haven't been there.
  • Alex Marganski December 31, 2016 at 3:06 pmrode KGB from Jct 16 to Kents, was packed and rideable about halfway until it descended. I pushed on to Kents and tried to pack out a previous posthole trail. I think a couple snowshoe efforts and this will be another rideable loop.
  • Mark DeJohn November 24, 2016 at 4:18 pmAs one of the adopters of this trail for the past 15 years or so I would like to make a request. If you feel like you want to edit/alter KGB trail please contact either myself or Kent Howes. There is a section above the switchbacks near Area 51 that keeps getting filled in due to an alternate line that has formed. The line is there on purpose. Please leave it alone! Someone did a great job of closing it but it's not their project. Thanks!
 

Trail Description

K.G.B. stands for Kent’s Get Back. Yeah, a guy named Kent created it. It runs from Kent’s trail at the top of the elevator shaft down to the flaming chicken at the Phil’s intersection. From there it heads past Grand Slam/Expressway, over to the Marvin’s Garden trail. If you cross Marvin’s the trail winds down the hill and spits you out on Skyline Ranch Rd. It’s a good trail to use when exiting Phil’s back to town. Many Cog Wild trips end on this stretch. The trail has a few nice technical sections and a steep climb near Marvin’s with tight switchbacks (“Heartbreak Hill” on Strava). At the top of the climb, on a clear day, you’ll have a nice view of the Cascade Range and Mt. Jefferson.

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

Trail Photos

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Trail Reports » K.G.B.

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  1. Nate Osmond says:

    Tree down on KGB between Ben’s and Kent’s. Tried to move it but it’s still attached at the roots, going to need a saw to cut it loose.

  2. Eric Kutter says:

    The entire thing is riding well. Some snow on the steep section where Kents and KBG overlap so stay on the single track.

  3. Josh Anderson says:

    I lost a pair of Oakley glasses here yesterday. White frames and clear lenses. Let me know if anyone finds them!

  4. Miguel Montaña says:

    The portion from Kent’s to Ben’s is perfect. Zero snow on trail tread.

  5. Eric Kutter says:

    Just a few snow patches you need to ride through between Tetherow and the Chicken, especially on the ZigZag and just beyond. Also not too bad at the north end near Ben’s. Suspect a fair amount of snow in the middle where it overlaps Kent’s but I haven’t been there.

  6. Alex Marganski says:

    rode KGB from Jct 16 to Kents, was packed and rideable about halfway until it descended. I pushed on to Kents and tried to pack out a previous posthole trail. I think a couple snowshoe efforts and this will be another rideable loop.

  7. Mark DeJohn says:

    As one of the adopters of this trail for the past 15 years or so I would like to make a request. If you feel like you want to edit/alter KGB trail please contact either myself or Kent Howes. There is a section above the switchbacks near Area 51 that keeps getting filled in due to an alternate line that has formed. The line is there on purpose. Please leave it alone! Someone did a great job of closing it but it’s not their project. Thanks!

  8. Brian Jones says:

    It seems some individuals keep opening an old trail off KGB above the ‘chicken’. Please note that this isn’t what good trail stewardship is all about. We all enjoy riding but creating new trails causes friction with the Forest Service and those negative consequences will be borne by all riders.
    It would be a shame to lose the freedom and fun of riding our trails because of a few individuals.
    For those riders who are using this trail, don’t ruin it for all of us. Thank you for keeping the biking community in mind.

  9. Heidi H-P says:

    Damp, sticky dirt, no mud

    1. Heidi H-P says:

      That is, damp, sticky dirt on the KGB section from Ben’s to Kent’s

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