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Lower Stormking Trail

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Report (Date)
Length
4.1 miles
Elevation
784'
Rating
Forecast
Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Trail Reports

  • Jeff Johnston June 28, 2017 at 11:13 amI rode up and down yesterday, and all is well. If you didn't read this site, you'd never know the trail was damaged. Thanks to whomever cleaned it up!
  • Skylar Haines June 22, 2017 at 2:38 pmThe couple most definitely were on drugs that night. Very dehydrated when I ran into them. Apparently it was the man's birthday...
  • Damon Runberg June 21, 2017 at 9:25 amWere the folks in the truck intoxicated? I cant imagine someone in their right mind thinking it was a good idea to take a truck up the trail. I am surprised they made it as far as they did.
  • Joe Myers June 20, 2017 at 10:25 pmGood grief. Email our pics to bendtrails@mtb-trails dot org and we can post about this.
  • Skylar Haines June 20, 2017 at 6:06 pmI gave water to that couple at about 945 AM today. They were in bad shape. Ridiculous.
  • Kahai Wodehouse June 20, 2017 at 1:16 pmHeads up, some fool drove his truck up most of lower Storm King. Mowing over at least a dozen small trees into the trail. Larger bolders were released and tire trenches were made. He finally got stuck for good and abandoned the truck just before the Funner junction. Is unsafe for decent at a normal speed. Equipment will be needed for tree removal and rehab. Awesome... The cops were already involved but I have pics if anyone wants to "follow up" with this kook.
  • Tim Maddux June 2, 2017 at 5:43 pmDown to one crossing as of yesterday. Still nice to see.
 

Trail Description

Lower Storm King starts at it’s lowest point at Forest Road 41 and soon crosses the new Catch and Release trail within the first 100 yards. At the top end the trail crosses Century Drive 1/4 mile west of the Green Gate trailhead on south side of the road where it becomes Upper Storm King. There is a trail from Green Gate which connects with SK about 50 yards from Century.

Storm King is a nice climbing route from Road 41 that never gets too steep, but lots of riders will shuttle from Wanoga via Tiddlywinks or Funner and ride down Storm King to their car, or back to town.  There is a key intersection with Funner and Tiddly with a large rock outcropping you can’t miss.

Heading down lower stormking to Rd 41, there’s only one short climb just after the funner/tiddly intersection before you reach a fast and twisty downhill section. Just before you get to Road 41 there are a series of small (and optional) table tops and doubles where you can catch a little air-time and just after Catch and Release is a nice G-out which adds to the fun factor.

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

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Trail Reports » Lower Storm King

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  1. Jeff Johnston says:

    I rode up and down yesterday, and all is well. If you didn’t read this site, you’d never know the trail was damaged. Thanks to whomever cleaned it up!

  2. Skylar Haines says:

    The couple most definitely were on drugs that night. Very dehydrated when I ran into them. Apparently it was the man’s birthday…

  3. Kahai Wodehouse says:

    Heads up, some fool drove his truck up most of lower Storm King. Mowing over at least a dozen small trees into the trail. Larger bolders were released and tire trenches were made. He finally got stuck for good and abandoned the truck just before the Funner junction. Is unsafe for decent at a normal speed. Equipment will be needed for tree removal and rehab. Awesome…
    The cops were already involved but I have pics if anyone wants to “follow up” with this kook.

    1. Skylar Haines says:

      I gave water to that couple at about 945 AM today. They were in bad shape. Ridiculous.

      1. Damon Runberg says:

        Were the folks in the truck intoxicated? I cant imagine someone in their right mind thinking it was a good idea to take a truck up the trail. I am surprised they made it as far as they did.

    2. Joe Myers says:

      Good grief. Email our pics to bendtrails@mtb-trails dot org and we can post about this.

  4. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    All clear. Water still flowing at two crossings.

    1. Tim Maddux says:

      Down to one crossing as of yesterday. Still nice to see.

  5. Eric Kutter says:

    Riding great all the way to COD. Just a couple small snow sections that are all rideable, at least on the way up, but should be gone within a couple days. Several small creek crossings easy to go through.

  6. Joe Myers says:

    3 trees cleared last night. Still some large sections of hike-a-bike snow near the funner/tiddly intersection. Other than that the trail is in great shape. 1 pretty large puddle where some logging equipment made a cut across the trail at one point, but no real mud. I think I counted 3 creek crossings. Upper section above intersection is clear all the way to Century of snow and no deadfall.

  7. Kristopher Siewell says:

    Road Lower SK Sunday three to four tress down (good size) Lots of patches of snow through out the trail. Many water crossing also, wet and or muddy sections. Probably another few weeks for this one

  8. Tristan S says:

    Snow fields start at the jump line towards the bottom. Not worth venturing this way yet.

  9. Alex Bartels says:

    Great for a fast uphill or downhill ride or warmup. Went there today after a mediocre ride out at Horse Butte. Current conditions for most routes west of Road 41 look really good due to recent light precipitation. Dirt is tacky with occasional muddy sections, but trail is still rideable without widening.

  10. Niki Singlaub says:

    All clear from 41 to Larsen intersection with T-winks. Stream crossings are a bonus!

  11. Ballard Dustin says:

    Rode yesterday.. two hike a bike sections leaving the tw funner intersection. . Couple rideable snow patches on the descent.. some down trees

  12. Eric Kutter says:

    3 to 4″ fresh heavy snow. Below that seemed mostly clear dirt but sections of deeper snow. This was the section from Century to Tiddlywinks. Below that probably clearer.

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