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Upper Whoops

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Trail Snapshot

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Length
2.1 miles
Elevation
685'
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

  • Joey Doll September 12, 2017 at 10:59 pmTwo trees down about halfway up, maybe 6" in diameter. Otherwise riding well.
  • Andrew Matthews May 25, 2017 at 10:11 amUpper Whoops is 99% clear of snow with 3 smallish patches about half way up which are easy to push through. They will likely be gone quickly given the temperature. The trail was in good condition other than one very sandy corner...
  • Dave Custer May 23, 2017 at 7:27 amClimbed the road to Shooting Star Shelter but turned back on the last 1/2mile due to snow. Dropped into Upper Whoops at the quarry rd (NF300/NF4615). Had to hike some snow patches on the first mile, but the second half to the bench is all clear. Shouldnt be long now with this weeks heat!
  • Doug Schofhauser May 18, 2017 at 2:19 pmEarly this am, I rode in from Meissner on a semi snow-packed road and caught Upper Whoops right after the Sector 16 intersection. Took it the full way down to the bench. Quite a few snow patches but rideable while still frozen and a couple trees down. Sweet dirt in bits and pieces in the top half and clear, great riding in the lower half!
  • Grace Ogawa May 8, 2017 at 7:43 pmRode down from 300 road on May 7. Patches of packed snow and dry trail, with according muddy spots. About 50/50 riding/walking with regular tires. Should be mostly doable on a fat bike.
  • Joe Myers December 7, 2016 at 9:16 pmRode up to the road today from the bench. One rider had come from the road all the way down which sort of helped. It was nice down lower but once in a bit it gets deeper and deeper and harder to ride. It's consistently about 10" or more around half way to road and in some places (no tree cover) 50% deeper. With the amount of walking we did and the depth of the snow it's pretty brutal and I'm not sure our line is all that follow-able.
  • Colin Mcvey December 3, 2016 at 11:27 amGreat on a fatbike, rode it up and down 2 of the last 3 days. Currently 2-6" over hard pack. Too deep for skinny tires.
 

Trail Description

Upper Whoops runs from the intersection of Lower Whoops, Phil’s trail, Skyliners, Pinedrops and Rd 310 up to the Shooting Star shelter and the start of Sector 16.

The climb can be a little brutal depending on how far down in Phil’s you started. This trail can also get pretty blown out on the lower sections as the steep terrain makes for some speedy downhill action.

While Upper Whoops is a two way trail, when you’re climbing keep your ear buds out and pay attention for downhill riders — they are naturally going to be moving very fast.

Sixty second clip of mountain biking the Upper Whoops trail in Bend, Oregon.

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

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Trail Reports » Upper Whoops

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  1. Joey Doll says:

    Two trees down about halfway up, maybe 6″ in diameter. Otherwise riding well.

  2. Andrew Matthews says:

    Upper Whoops is 99% clear of snow with 3 smallish patches about half way up which are easy to push through. They will likely be gone quickly given the temperature. The trail was in good condition other than one very sandy corner…

  3. Dave Custer says:

    Climbed the road to Shooting Star Shelter but turned back on the last 1/2mile due to snow. Dropped into Upper Whoops at the quarry rd (NF300/NF4615). Had to hike some snow patches on the first mile, but the second half to the bench is all clear. Shouldnt be long now with this weeks heat!

  4. Grace Ogawa says:

    Rode down from 300 road on May 7. Patches of packed snow and dry trail, with according muddy spots. About 50/50 riding/walking with regular tires. Should be mostly doable on a fat bike.

    1. Doug Schofhauser says:

      Early this am, I rode in from Meissner on a semi snow-packed road and caught Upper Whoops right after the Sector 16 intersection. Took it the full way down to the bench. Quite a few snow patches but rideable while still frozen and a couple trees down. Sweet dirt in bits and pieces in the top half and clear, great riding in the lower half!

  5. Joe Myers says:

    Rode up to the road today from the bench. One rider had come from the road all the way down which sort of helped. It was nice down lower but once in a bit it gets deeper and deeper and harder to ride. It’s consistently about 10″ or more around half way to road and in some places (no tree cover) 50% deeper. With the amount of walking we did and the depth of the snow it’s pretty brutal and I’m not sure our line is all that follow-able.

  6. Colin Mcvey says:

    Great on a fatbike, rode it up and down 2 of the last 3 days. Currently 2-6″ over hard pack. Too deep for skinny tires.

  7. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    No deadfall.

  8. Jason Gockel says:

    Tree down about halfway. Right in the area where there seems to have been many deadfall in the past

  9. Dustin Balderach says:

    no trees down just a little dry

  10. Kerry Witterschein says:

    Completely snow free and cleared from the deadfall to the shooting star shelter. Trail is beautiful right now! Perfection. Go!

  11. CJ Myrick says:

    Several small snow fields and a few downed trees. Most of the trees have been cleared, but there are still a few smaller ones that are leaning over the trail making for low clearance.

    1. CJ Myrick says:

      Forgot to add, if you go up FS 4615, you’re mostly clear up to about FS310, then you start hitting some snow fields. Many you can ride around but there are few you might need to walk.

  12. Aaron Altier says:

    I rode up and cleared the first two downed trees, but before I could ride much further I encountered a large field of snow.

  13. Natalie Herse says:

    Made it up Upper Whoops about 1/4 mile before we turned around. Probably could have gone farther but the snow patches got closer together and a few trees were down.

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