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Upper Storm King Trail

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4.0 miles
Elevation.
753' ↑
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Trail Description

The top of Upper Storm King connects with the back side of Helipad at the summit  and crosses Century Drive 1/4 mile west of the “Green Gate” Trailhead at the “bottom.” The trail becomes Lower Storm King on the South side of Century Dr. The top of both Grand Slam and C.O.D. intersect Upper Storm King.

Storm King was named in honor of the Prineville Hotshots who lost their lives on Storm King Mountain in Colorado in 1994. The trail was built by Leighton White.

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

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  1. BendTrails says:

    Temporary USFS closure starting Monday June 8th. Monday through Friday. See the trail page for a map and details.

    1. BendTrails says:

      The mastication work has been completed on Upper Storm King and the closure has been lifted. Signs will be coming down today.

  2. Mike Schmeiske says:

    Two trees down within 3/4 mile heading north from the highway.

  3. Brian Jones says:

    Cleared deadfall yesterday on Upper SK. All good top to bottom.

  4. Ryan Pedersen says:

    Cleared 3 trees below Grand Slam. Tread is a mixture of ice/mud/slush/dry dirt. Proceed with caution

  5. Tim Maddux says:

    All clear from bottom to top as of 5/10. Riding fine.

  6. Gary Meyer says:

    Cleared 3 on Storm King.
    One of which people have been riding around long enough to start wearing in a new tread. This was above 4615

  7. Alex Anderson says:

    Cleared the deadfall just below Grand Slam junction

  8. Don Leet says:

    Storm King is clear of snow from COD to Grand Slam. There is a tree down. Im not sure of it’s closure status though. The way I went I saw no closure signs, but at the welcome centre there was a weekday closure warning. There was no activity, though I saw a machine sitting near Grand Slam.

    1. Ryan Pedersen says:

      Tree is still down. 6-7 inches where it crosses the trail

  9. Joe Myers says:

    A snow trail at this point as of today. Fat bikes might be an option. It’s not super deep, but it’s consistent.

  10. Joey Doll says:

    Still partially closed M-F.

    Highly recommend bookmarking this page to check status: https://www.fs.fed.us/r6/webmaps/deschutes/west-bend/public-information

  11. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    A few puddles higher up.

  12. Joe Myers says:

    Trail is closed around the Grand Slam intersection starting monday Aug 27th monday – friday.

  13. John Scott says:

    Fantastic shape. A few sharp turns blown out but riding well.

  14. Jay Marsh says:

    Sweet new reroute to Cascade Lakes Hwy crossing (below the green gate) is in and great!

  15. Ryan Pedersen says:

    Went out to clear the reported deadfall but it was already gone. All systems go

  16. Zach Blickman says:

    Just a couple of soggy spots, but no more mud. Three trees down above GS jct.

  17. Joe Myers says:

    Tree reported down at Upper SK right after the “big downhill”

  18. Eric Smith says:

    From century drive up to grand slam just a couple of snow patches , with only a few muddy sections .

  19. Patrecia Hedges says:

    So fun on the fatty today!! Maybe an inch of snow down by the hwy; 3-4 inches up by the bench. Powdery goodness! All the W/SW trails are good for fatbiking at the moment – Ticket to Ride, COD, GS, SK.

  20. Great ride today on fatbikes. Firm, packed snow with traction for days. Grandslam was also awesome.

  21. Jay Marsh says:

    Wonderful, firm & crusty trail conditions mid-day, after freezing overnight temps. May soften in the afternoon, but riding perfectly!

  22. Patrecia Hedges says:

    Really good on the fatbike today! From green gate to the bench, about 85-90% of the trail is covered in half to an inch of soft snow, with a solid base. A little more at the top near Phil’s. Just a few bare patches.

  23. Dustin Balderach says:

    All dry, no mud, just tacky goodness. There are about 3 blown downs (I think) between Phils and Century. You can ride around all of them and they shouldn’t deter anyone from riding. Super good today!

  24. Patrecia Hedges says:

    Clear head to toe.

  25. Eric Kutter says:

    As Rob says, still a couple of un-ridable snow patches just before GS. Also 4 small trees across one of the snow sections.

  26. Rob Landauer says:

    4- 6 patches of snow between COD and GS. 2-3 are rideable

  27. Tristan S says:

    “Rode” Grand Slam > COD on Storm King today. Lots of snow still.

  28. Patrecia Hedges says:

    Parked at green gate, rode up to the bench & back on the fatty. Trail was 95% snow, well packed by previous riders. (Thanks!) Very fun on the fatbike!

  29. Patrecia Hedges says:

    Two downed trees within 1/2 mile above GS.

  30. Joel Blatt says:

    Upper Storm King has two instances of deadfall. The first is maybe half a mile from top and easily could be cut with saw. The second is more substantial and will require chainsaw; located about 1 mile from top. There are some puddles, but not crazy wet, as of today. Otherwise, riding well.

  31. Joel Blatt says:

    Upper Storm King (about the middle) has one fallen tree, but easy to get around. Otherwise, riding well.

  32. CJ Myrick says:

    Riding well from the Bench to the Green Gate.

  33. Justin Cook says:

    Clear of blowdown up to the Phils trail intersection.

  34. Carrie Day says:

    Rode from helipad to cascade lakes highway and several down trees but mostly can be ridden around. lower storm king perfect conditions to 41 road

  35. Mike Schmeiske says:

    Rode from Green Gate today to the top of Lower Whoops. Riding was pretty good, but a fair amount of blowdown and still patches of snow and mud. Keep that in mind if going out.

  36. Jay Marsh says:

    Ridden 4/3 between COD and Grand Slam. Wonderful conditions with a few snow patches to hike thru, but they should melt out quickly this week.

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