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Trail Snapshot

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Length
4.2 miles
Elevation
681'
Rating
Forecast
Conditions change hourly. Range from hero dirt, mud, ice, puddles, or snow. If the ground was frozen overnight, ride early before it thaws.

Trail Reports

  • Joe Myers October 23, 2017 at 9:03 pmGood condition at least up to KGB as of today
  • Scott Sichler June 28, 2017 at 5:58 pmRode it yesterday. Trail is in good condition.
  • Bruce Bradshaw May 25, 2017 at 4:10 pmLooks like the new junction with Phil's is open. This leaves from the same place as the Voodoo crossing. The sign has been removed at the old junction, but you can still start Kent's from there. I assume that might be closed off soon. Given that the map view here might be wrong.
  • Peter Fox April 26, 2017 at 11:10 pmThe trail work done at the end of 2016 did a fantastic job on Kents. Trail is in great shape.
  • Joe Myers April 21, 2017 at 11:32 amThanks Bill
  • Bill Hartrich April 21, 2017 at 11:26 amKent's all clear now.
  • Joe Myers April 12, 2017 at 11:44 amLarge tree down above intersection with Phil's.
 

Trail Description

Kent’s Trail is named after Kent Benesch. The trail is fairly mellow with the typical flavor of smooth, flowy, Bend XC singletrack. There is one fairly steep climb a few miles in on the trail dubbed the “elevator shaft.” Three options await you at this climb. The most used tends to be the trail along the left (if climbing). There is also a trail on the right which will take you up to the top of the hill which is a little easier. In the middle there is a sandy clearing that people who like to descend will enjoy if the dirt has enough moisture. Climbing this is not recommended.

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

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Trail Reports » Kent’s

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  1. Joe Myers says:

    Good condition at least up to KGB as of today

  2. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Looks like the new junction with Phil’s is open. This leaves from the same place as the Voodoo crossing. The sign has been removed at the old junction, but you can still start Kent’s from there. I assume that might be closed off soon. Given that the map view here might be wrong.

    1. Scott Sichler says:

      Rode it yesterday. Trail is in good condition.

  3. Peter Fox says:

    The trail work done at the end of 2016 did a fantastic job on Kents. Trail is in great shape.

  4. Bill Hartrich says:

    Kent’s all clear now.

  5. Joe Myers says:

    Large tree down above intersection with Phil’s.

  6. Jason Bavuso says:

    Kent’s is good all the way up to the intersection with Phil’s.

  7. Miguel Montaña says:

    Kent’s is decent (a few mud/snow spots) up to the first intersection with KGB. Beyond that it gets increasingly muddy/snowy and best avoided unless you have tires with a metabolism problem.

  8. Dave Custer says:

    dropped at night riding a standard 29r from Whoops to Phils TH, colder temps made for super firm dirt with good traction….even in the light snow patches.

  9. Tim Schallberger says:

    Usual Lunch loop of Kent’s to KGB to Phil’s is riding great. Only 1 or 2 small strips that are still wet and no ruts yet. Get out there…

  10. Heidi H-P says:

    Too many puddles to count. Most of which have no go around. Puddles have enough water in them to soak a rider, even with bike fenders, if the rider is bombing away. Ground at the bottom of puddles isn’t terribly soft. At least ruts aren’t yet an issue.

  11. Tim Schallberger says:

    Road my usual Kent’s to KGB to Phil’s lunch route and it is riding great with only two puddles and neither are covering more than 25% of the trail. I am dumbfounded that there is not more standing water out there…

  12. Tim Schallberger says:

    Rode Kent’s to KGB to Phil’s today at Lunch.

    The usual 3 trail-wide puddles within the first 1/2 mile of Kent’s are back after the rain but after that perfect trail conditions.

    There was one trail-wide puddle on the KGB connector section from Kent’s down to the Chicken.

    Nothing from the Chicken back to the Parking Lot on Phils.

    By far the worse section was the double track that parallels Skyliner. I counted 8 road wide puddles.

  13. Truett Shilling says:

    Wow… Did Ben’s- Voodoo- Kent’s. New to Phils and Bend and this has to be a favorite of many. Good speed and not too crazy. Perfect for everyone! (A thanks to the nice lady who pointed back to the Kent’s after almost getting to Grand Slam… oops)

  14. Damon Runberg says:

    Kent’s is riding great. Descended from Voodoo and it was awesome the whole way down. The trail is handling the rain well since the ground is thawed. Should stay that way unless the dreaded freeze-thaw cycle returns.

  15. Heidi H-P says:

    Damp, sticky dirt from KGB to parking lot with the exception of one trail-wide mud pit. No beta on Kent’s above KGB.

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