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Length
6.1 miles
Elevation
-831'
Rating
Forecast
Trails are riding well right now. They may not be perfect.

Trail Reports

  • Jason Bavuso April 5, 2017 at 8:44 pmRode up Kent's and down Phil's. Just a few rideable snow spots in the canyon, otherwise that loop is solid!
  • Eric Kutter March 19, 2017 at 10:45 am100% snow free from the chicken to the trail head. Go early morning or late afternoon to avoid the potential of free/thaw muck.
  • Dave Custer November 28, 2016 at 1:41 pmrode at night from Whoops down, firm light snow, ground was firm and GRIPPY!...
  • Robert Rekward November 26, 2016 at 3:31 pmRode 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.
  • Bruce Bradshaw April 15, 2016 at 5:29 pmMuddy from Road 300 to Voodoo.
  • Niki Singlaub April 2, 2016 at 1:17 pmRode 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!
  • Heidi H-P March 27, 2016 at 12:45 amAgreed. All the empty space is appalling. Hot and dry trails, coming up soon!
 

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!).

 

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Trail Reports » Phil’s

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. Dave Custer says:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Muddy from Road 300 to Voodoo.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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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