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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
6.1 miles
Elevation
-831'
Rating
Forecast

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

Trail Reports

  • Bruce Bradshaw April 19, 2018 at 4:27 pmDry top to bottom.
  • Ross Lesko April 1, 2018 at 4:27 pmBen's was great almost all the way up to Voodoo, where there were a couple muddy spots. Voodoo was a mess - muddy, and already rutted out from others who also should not have been riding there... Phil's is almost awesome down to the chicken, but there were a few spots that should be given time to dry out - once again, my mud-splattered apparel is evidence that I should not have been riding there. Below the chicken is all good to go.
  • Bonnie Phippen March 30, 2018 at 2:27 pmRode Marvin’s to Chicken and down Phil’s. Totally dry, all of it. March 29th.
  • Liza Gualandi February 25, 2018 at 9:19 pmDid Bens/Voodoo/phils loop this afternoon. Nice and packed....great ride!!!
  • Mark DeJohn February 8, 2018 at 4:17 pmPhil’s is looking beat up but no longer muddy. I saw 3 flat spots in the Canyon that were wet and soft but none of them are in corners or more than 12 feet long.
  • Tim Schallberger November 24, 2017 at 1:37 pmDid the Kent's to Phil's loop yesterday. A bit of standing water on the final flat section before connecting with Phil's. Very ridable with no sections that required riding through a huge puddle and no sections where folks would be tempted to ride off the trail.
  • Joe Myers October 15, 2017 at 2:36 pmYou’re killing it Ryan! Thanks for the hard work
 

Trail Description

Phil’s Trail is a classic XC mountain biking trail created by Phil Meglasson long ago. The trail in recent years is downhill only from the three way intersection at Kent’s (#18) to Phil’s trail head.

From Rd 300 to the intersection with Kents, Phil’s trail is a 2-way trail. Above FS Road 300 – Upper Phil’s (Helipad) gets much more challenging.

Below the intersection with Kent’s, Phil’s is 1-way down to the trailhead. The trail is mellow and fairly flat till Heater Rock. Below this the trail includes a few rocky sections to punch through (rated blue). It’s one of the more enjoyable downhill sections of trail in Phil’s complex – but things are still fairly moderate.

Below the famous Chicken the trail is very mellow with just 1 rocky notch about half way down (rated green). There is a boulder gap you can ride up and over at this point which will save you some time (not for the novice!).

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

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Trail Reports » Phil’s

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  1. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Dry top to bottom.

  2. Ross Lesko says:

    Ben’s was great almost all the way up to Voodoo, where there were a couple muddy spots. Voodoo was a mess – muddy, and already rutted out from others who also should not have been riding there… Phil’s is almost awesome down to the chicken, but there were a few spots that should be given time to dry out – once again, my mud-splattered apparel is evidence that I should not have been riding there. Below the chicken is all good to go.

  3. Bonnie Phippen says:

    Rode Marvin’s to Chicken and down Phil’s. Totally dry, all of it. March 29th.

  4. Liza Gualandi says:

    Did Bens/Voodoo/phils loop this afternoon. Nice and packed….great ride!!!

  5. Mark DeJohn says:

    Phil’s is looking beat up but no longer muddy. I saw 3 flat spots in the Canyon that were wet and soft but none of them are in corners or more than 12 feet long.

  6. Tim Schallberger says:

    Did the Kent’s to Phil’s loop yesterday. A bit of standing water on the final flat section before connecting with Phil’s. Very ridable with no sections that required riding through a huge puddle and no sections where folks would be tempted to ride off the trail.

  7. Ryan Pedersen says:

    Good sized tree down about 1/4 mile from TH. ~15 inches diameter but it’s super rotted out

    1. Ryan Pedersen says:

      All clear

      1. Joe Myers says:

        You’re killing it Ryan! Thanks for the hard work

  8. Jason Gregory says:

    Getting really sandy with blown out corners. Reminds me of the east trails in summer with the deep sand pits throughout. Desperately in need of some rain.

  9. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Still riding well, but a few blown out corners and braking bumps getting more noticeable.

  10. Jason Bavuso says:

    Rode up Kent’s and down Phil’s. Just a few rideable snow spots in the canyon, otherwise that loop is solid!

  11. Eric Kutter says:

    100% snow free from the chicken to the trail head. Go early morning or late afternoon to avoid the potential of free/thaw muck.

  12. Dave Custer says:

    rode at night from Whoops down, firm light snow, ground was firm and GRIPPY!…

  13. Rode Phil’s from the Voodoo junction to the trailhead this afternoon and it’s about as good as it gets. Just a little frozen crust at the intersection and then perfect dirt after that.

  14. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Muddy from Road 300 to Voodoo.

  15. Niki Singlaub says:

    Rode up Upper Phils (Paul’s?) from 300 toward helipad. One patch of snow before the saddle below the steep technical part. Worth it for some early season up!

  16. Dave Coppedge says:

    Riding great from 300 down… amazing (and sad) how much clearing they did. seems like they went a little overboard. summer is gonna be HOT down there.

    1. Heidi H-P says:

      Agreed. All the empty space is appalling. Hot and dry trails, coming up soon!

  17. Tristan S says:

    Someone cleaned up the deadfall, and the trail is clear.

    Agreed at how shocking the clearing is towards the bottom. Really makes for a different landscape.

  18. David Caplan says:

    Snow nearly gone. One tree still down at near the top of the canyon where you carrying some speed… careful. One more further down the canyon with an easy over. I was shocked to see the number and size of trees that have been harvested at the bottom of the canyon. I knew it would be ugly for the next few years, but wow.

  19. Nick Skinner says:

    Couple trees down coming through the canyon this morning. Recent rain made it a little wetter than to be desired as well. Majority of the trail is riding great though.

  20. Tim Schallberger says:

    I rode up Kent’s to Phil’s and then did a quick recon to see if there was snow and above the Canyon there were multiple unrideable sections and two downed trees across the trail. At that point I turned around and headed back to Kent’s which is almost bone dry currently.

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