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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

  • Ryan Pedersen May 17, 2018 at 10:53 pmNice work on the corridor widening. Much less sucktory!!!
  • Joe Myers May 8, 2018 at 11:55 amAll trees cleared and corridor widened. Riding better than you’ll remember. Thanks Chris scotch, Seth Gehman, Lev Stryker, Dave Caplan and joe Myers
  • Rod Bien May 7, 2018 at 8:03 pmVery little snow but probably about 20 trees down between Swede and Shooting star shelter. It gets worse as you get closer to Shooting Star (from Swede). Trail itself though is mostly clear. If people are heading up there to clear the trees, I'd be happy to help!
  • Ryan Pedersen January 19, 2018 at 6:43 pmI counted about a dozen trees down but the snow isn't bad for fat bike riding. I was riding towards Shooting Star shelter. I'm guessing the other direction would be more challenging but not impossible.
  • Joe Myers October 31, 2017 at 9:25 pmDR finished clearing today. Woot.
  • Joe Myers October 31, 2017 at 9:54 amDR reportedly cleared about 2/3 of sector 16.
  • Steve Burkett October 29, 2017 at 8:01 pmtons of downed trees (between Swampy and Shooting Star shelters). We ended up doing it anyway..prob. climbed over 30 or so on sector16 and dozens on Swampy. Too bad because the trail conditions were otherwize most excellent. stopped seeing downed trees on upper whoops, which was super fun and in 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.

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

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Trail Reports » Sector 16

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  1. Joe Myers says:

    All trees cleared and corridor widened. Riding better than you’ll remember. Thanks Chris scotch, Seth Gehman, Lev Stryker, Dave Caplan and joe Myers

    1. Ryan Pedersen says:

      Nice work on the corridor widening. Much less sucktory!!!

  2. Rod Bien says:

    Very little snow but probably about 20 trees down between Swede and Shooting star shelter. It gets worse as you get closer to Shooting Star (from Swede). Trail itself though is mostly clear. If people are heading up there to clear the trees, I’d be happy to help!

  3. Ryan Pedersen says:

    I counted about a dozen trees down but the snow isn’t bad for fat bike riding. I was riding towards Shooting Star shelter. I’m guessing the other direction would be more challenging but not impossible.

  4. Joe Myers says:

    DR reportedly cleared about 2/3 of sector 16.

    1. Joe Myers says:

      DR finished clearing today. Woot.

  5. Steve Burkett says:

    tons of downed trees (between Swampy and Shooting Star shelters). We ended up doing it anyway..prob. climbed over 30 or so on sector16 and dozens on Swampy. Too bad because the trail conditions were otherwize most excellent. stopped seeing downed trees on upper whoops, which was super fun and in great condition

  6. Brandon Dale says:

    Too many downed trees. After climbing over 5 downed trees, the 6th was impassable and I turned around.

  7. Marty Dawson says:

    Riding well, nicely dampened dirt, cool weather!

  8. Ryan Pedersen says:

    Deadfall and puddles are no more

  9. Ryan Pedersen says:

    Not sure if the downed tree is the same as last report but seemed like it was about half way. Lots (!!) of standing water this afternoon. You can ride through without rutting but definitely took some of the fun out of it.

  10. Eric Kutter says:

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

  11. Zach Blickman says:

    Lots and lots of puddles!

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Bruce Bradshaw says:

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

    No puddles, just a few soft spots.

  16. Billy Geschwill says:

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

  17. Dustin Balderach says:

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. Jay Marsh says:

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

  21. Richard Sutter says:

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

  22. 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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