Sector 16 Trail

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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
3.3 miles
Elevation
377'
Rating
Forecast
Trail bed is covered deep snow. Snow is unpacked and not rideable.

Trail Reports

  • Bruce Bradshaw November 9, 2016 at 5:15 pmThere's a small tree across the trail pretty much halfway between the shelters. No puddles, just a few soft spots.
  • Billy Geschwill October 23, 2016 at 4:38 pmThere were a couple mud puddles, but the rest of the trail was perfect
  • Dustin Balderach July 29, 2016 at 4:56 pmno trees down, but pretty dry with many blown out corners
  • Mark DeJohn June 17, 2016 at 12:06 pmWho has a saw to cut out that last tree and leaners on Sector 16? More than a hand saw is needed.
  • Natalie Herse June 12, 2016 at 7:19 pmYes there are a few leaners for about 50 feet right where the downed tree is that is kind of creepy. Ride fast through there!
  • Joe Myers June 11, 2016 at 9:13 amfrom Scott on FB: Heads up on Sector 16. Two large trees down about 1/4 mile west of the road crossing on the way to Shooting Star. The remnants of one of those trees still standing is very unstable and I think it will fall in a decent wind. Looks very bad, watch out.
  • Jay Marsh June 9, 2016 at 11:17 pmOne new tree down about 2/3rds of the way down from Swede Shelter. Otherwise, great condition.
 

Trail Description

Sector 16 runs from the Swede Shelter to the Shooting Star Shelter around some private property (hence it’s square shape). Of all the trails in Bend, this one tends to accumulate the most deadfall in the winter. If you want to help clear trees come summer — have a look at our blog post about Clearing Deadfall for some pointers.

Often called Sucktor16 by locals, it’s a twisty trail with lots of tight trees and corners — modern wide handlebars will make it even tighter. Riding Sector 16 fast is a challenge because staying off the brakes in all those sharp back-to-back turns requires Jedi-level focus.

Sixty second clip of mountain biking the Sector 16 trail in Bend, Oregon.

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Trail Reports » Sector 16

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  1. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    There’s a small tree across the trail pretty much halfway between the shelters.

    No puddles, just a few soft spots.

  2. Billy Geschwill says:

    There were a couple mud puddles, but the rest of the trail was perfect

  3. Dustin Balderach says:

    no trees down, but pretty dry with many blown out corners

  4. Mark DeJohn says:

    Who has a saw to cut out that last tree and leaners on Sector 16? More than a hand saw is needed.

  5. Joe Myers says:

    from Scott on FB: Heads up on Sector 16. Two large trees down about 1/4 mile west of the road crossing on the way to Shooting Star. The remnants of one of those trees still standing is very unstable and I think it will fall in a decent wind. Looks very bad, watch out.

    1. Natalie Herse says:

      Yes there are a few leaners for about 50 feet right where the downed tree is that is kind of creepy. Ride fast through there!

  6. Jay Marsh says:

    One new tree down about 2/3rds of the way down from Swede Shelter. Otherwise, great condition.

  7. Richard Sutter says:

    Thanks to Dan and Hugh, Sector 16 is clear as of noon today! Thanks boys!

  8. Tristan S says:

    Checked out Sector 16 as I was riding Swede Ridge Rd yesterday.

    Lots of deadfall, and plenty of work to be done.

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