The Official Beer of Bend Trails
Upper Mrazek Trail

Bend Trails » Upper Mrazek Trail Map

Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
5.75 mi
Elevation
1480'
Rating
Forecast
This trail has lots of down trees. Riding it will probably mean getting off and climbing over and through tree limbs.

Trail Reports

  • Ryan Pedersen October 22, 2017 at 6:50 pmBefore I get into the review it seems that someone purposely blocked the trail along the ridge climb with cut trees. I didn't see any reroutes so not sure what the point of this was. I ended up clearing it so sorry if this was some kind of planned closure but there was no indication of anything official. A few puddles and light snow but actually the tread condition seemed even better than lower Mraz from the part that I rode. Deadfall is not horrible (4 remain after I cleared a few) until the split tree gap just past the scenic view but then you start to hit a steady dose of deadfall. Most are smallish and could be cleared with a folding saw (which I forgot to bring) but there are a couple good sized ones in the 12-18 inch range. I turned around after the count got to 14.
  • Jimmy Thefly October 19, 2017 at 7:46 pmSO MUCH FUN! Rode up Farewell (clean and clear) then down Mrazek to Shevlin and back to town. From the junction with Farewell going down (East), there is maybe 2 inches of slushy snow for 1/2 mile or so. No problem riding down through the snow present. However riding up it would have been annoying or difficult IMO. Now that we (group of 5) put some tracks through there it going west/up would be more possible(assuming it's not covered tonight). There were a few more patchy areas of snow below that, and some puddles, but nothing that presents any issue riding. Otherwise it is wide open and super fun.
  • Luis Ziober October 11, 2017 at 11:40 amTrail is riding really well, best of the season!!!!
  • Eric Kutter October 5, 2017 at 5:20 pmAll of Mrazek is riding well. No downed trees, no snow, nice tacky dirt.
  • Joe Myers July 13, 2017 at 3:05 pmSaw that today. And didn't bring the saw. Another tiny tree down at about head level further down. Had to slightly duck below it a little.
  • Natalie Herse July 12, 2017 at 9:09 pmWithin 100 yards of the start at the top is a handsaw size tree down at hip level.
  • Brian Martin June 13, 2017 at 5:27 pmRode down from Road 700(?) today. Upper section was excellent. Lower section is starting to get a little dusty but still great. Lots of braking bumps on the tight corners in the steeper sections, but not too bad yet. I probably made them a little worse today, sorry!
 

Trail Description

The Mrazek Trail is maintained by Phil Meglasson (the Phil of Phil’s trail) and is not maintained by COTA. You can expect lots of twists and turns, tight corners and Phil’s unique flavor of trail design along the way.

The trail begins at the West end of Shevlin Park and heads up the ridge in a fairly moderate grade all the way to the intersection with Metolious Windigo trail. You can also access the top of Farewell near the top of Mrazek. There is a section of Mrazek near the bottom which was burned in the Two-Bulls fire in 2014 — riding through the burn area is interesting as the fire charred the landscape beyond recognition and opened up some decent views.

Mrazek is also accessed from Phil’s area by taking the BS logging road off of the Skyliners Rd/MTB trail intersection to the North where you will find an unmarked trail dubbed “Kratsch’s Crossing” on Strava. This leads you through the woods to the BS logging road further on, and after heading down and back up this road you will see a trail heading out to Mrazek near the top of Shevlin Park.

Trail Photos

Before heading out, please take a minute to look at the Rules of the Trail.
More pix @bendtrails and #bendtrails.

Trail Reports » Upper Mrazek

The newest comments appear at the top and older comments follow. Click the reply button to add a comment to a thread.

  1. Ryan Pedersen says:

    Before I get into the review it seems that someone purposely blocked the trail along the ridge climb with cut trees. I didn’t see any reroutes so not sure what the point of this was. I ended up clearing it so sorry if this was some kind of planned closure but there was no indication of anything official.

    A few puddles and light snow but actually the tread condition seemed even better than lower Mraz from the part that I rode. Deadfall is not horrible (4 remain after I cleared a few) until the split tree gap just past the scenic view but then you start to hit a steady dose of deadfall. Most are smallish and could be cleared with a folding saw (which I forgot to bring) but there are a couple good sized ones in the 12-18 inch range. I turned around after the count got to 14.

  2. Jimmy Thefly says:

    SO MUCH FUN!

    Rode up Farewell (clean and clear) then down Mrazek to Shevlin and back to town.

    From the junction with Farewell going down (East), there is maybe 2 inches of slushy snow for 1/2 mile or so. No problem riding down through the snow present. However riding up it would have been annoying or difficult IMO.

    Now that we (group of 5) put some tracks through there it going west/up would be more possible(assuming it’s not covered tonight).

    There were a few more patchy areas of snow below that, and some puddles, but nothing that presents any issue riding.

    Otherwise it is wide open and super fun.

  3. Luis Ziober says:

    Trail is riding really well, best of the season!!!!

  4. Eric Kutter says:

    All of Mrazek is riding well. No downed trees, no snow, nice tacky dirt.

  5. Joe Myers says:

    Saw that today. And didn’t bring the saw. Another tiny tree down at about head level further down. Had to slightly duck below it a little.

  6. Natalie Herse says:

    Within 100 yards of the start at the top is a handsaw size tree down at hip level.

  7. Brian Martin says:

    Rode down from Road 700(?) today. Upper section was excellent. Lower section is starting to get a little dusty but still great. Lots of braking bumps on the tight corners in the steeper sections, but not too bad yet. I probably made them a little worse today, sorry!

  8. Natalie Herse says:

    From Farewell intersection down is perfect, no trees down. Not sure about conditions above Farewell.

  9. Tim Maddux says:

    Choppy snow from two crossings above the rocky overlook. We might have tried to get higher but deep muddy ruts on NF-4601 held us back. We met people trying to push up to Farewell. Don’t know how that worked out for them.

Add a Report...