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Sector 16 Trail

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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
3.3 miles
Elevation
377'
Rating
Forecast
Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Trail Reports

  • Eric Kutter June 13, 2017 at 8:04 pmRiding great except a new tree down (about 8" diameter) about half way through.
  • Zach Blickman June 8, 2017 at 3:12 pmLots and lots of puddles!
  • Rod Bien June 2, 2017 at 3:09 pmPretty much perfect. One tiny snow patch and trails are soft and killer. Thank you to Joe and Adam for clearing the trail. That trail can be a bi*** with all the deadfall in there. Hit it before the tourists and mosquitos arrive!
  • Joe Myers May 31, 2017 at 7:16 amCleared the remaining trees from trail with Adam Craig yesterday. Still a few snow patches
  • Keeler Brynteson May 27, 2017 at 5:00 pmTo clarify, there were several deep patches of snow closer to Swede that required a dismount, including one section where you can lose the trail pretty easily.
  • Keeler Brynteson May 27, 2017 at 4:49 pmStarted from the Swede Shelter side, cleared about ~20 trees, there are maybe 3-5 remaining that were too large for a hand saw, but I did limb them. A chainsaw will be necessary for the remaining downed trees, but it is riding well other than that. Thanks to the guys who stopped and helped me, and to the guy on his dirt bike: please stay off mountain bike trails.
  • Ryan Pedersen May 26, 2017 at 7:40 pmThere's about a half mile of solid riding from shooting star and then you start hitting deadfall very regularly with most forcing a dismount. Snow really wasn't much of an issue but I'm sure there is some farther up if you really enjoy climbing over and around fallen trees. My tolerance is about 6 on that.
 

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.

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

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Trail Reports » Sector 16

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  1. Eric Kutter says:

    Riding great except a new tree down (about 8″ diameter) about half way through.

  2. Zach Blickman says:

    Lots and lots of puddles!

  3. Joe Myers says:

    Cleared the remaining trees from trail with Adam Craig yesterday. Still a few snow patches

    1. Rod Bien says:

      Pretty much perfect. One tiny snow patch and trails are soft and killer. Thank you to Joe and Adam for clearing the trail. That trail can be a bi*** with all the deadfall in there. Hit it before the tourists and mosquitos arrive!

  4. Keeler Brynteson says:

    Started from the Swede Shelter side, cleared about ~20 trees, there are maybe 3-5 remaining that were too large for a hand saw, but I did limb them. A chainsaw will be necessary for the remaining downed trees, but it is riding well other than that. Thanks to the guys who stopped and helped me, and to the guy on his dirt bike: please stay off mountain bike trails.

    1. Keeler Brynteson says:

      To clarify, there were several deep patches of snow closer to Swede that required a dismount, including one section where you can lose the trail pretty easily.

  5. Ryan Pedersen says:

    There’s about a half mile of solid riding from shooting star and then you start hitting deadfall very regularly with most forcing a dismount. Snow really wasn’t much of an issue but I’m sure there is some farther up if you really enjoy climbing over and around fallen trees. My tolerance is about 6 on that.

  6. Bruce Bradshaw says:

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

    No puddles, just a few soft spots.

  7. Billy Geschwill says:

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

  8. Dustin Balderach says:

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. Jay Marsh says:

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

  12. Richard Sutter says:

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

  13. 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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