01.27.2023 per USFS: Trail is closed for thinning of trees and mastication and/or mowing of brush and small trees. Trail closures will be in place on Mondays beginning at 12:00 a.m. through Fridays until 3 p.m. Trails will be open to the public beginning Fridays at 3:01 p.m. through Sundays until 11:59 p.m. and all Federal holidays. Trail closures will remain in place until work is completed in the area. The public will be notified when the trails reopen.
E-bikes NOT allowed on Kent’s
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.