Phil's Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Deschutes County, Oregon. It is within Deschutes National Forest. It is 8.0 miles long and begins at 4,950 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 16.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,811 feet. The Phil's Trailhead information and the Phil's Trailhead parking are near the trailhead. There are also parkings, an information map, and restrooms. The Mountain Bike artwork and the Helicopter Pad information can be seen along the trail.
Phil's Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Phil’s Trail network was pioneered in the early 1980s by a handful of die-hard outdoor-loving Bendites. Local legends Phil Meglasson (the network’s namesake), Bob Woodward, Jim Terhaar, and former Olympian Ben Husaby gradually converted the game trails and rogue trails west of Bend into legitimate mountain biking trails. Over the years, the network has grown exponentially, as has the popularity of what many national publications call a mountain biking Mecca."
--Lucas Alberg, Trail Running: Bend and Central Oregon (Wilderness Press).
"Just west of bend in the foothills leading up toward the Swampy Lakes area. Incredible singletrack cruising through the forest, occasional views, lots of wildlife."
--Scott Rapp, Mountain Biking Bend (Falcon Guides).
"This fun loop route sails through a lodgepole and ponderosa pine forest right on the edge of Bend’s city limits. This route is only one of many possibilities that you can explore on this extensive trail system, which has routes ranging from easy cruises to tough and technical singletrack. Trail surface: Singletrack and doubletrack."
--Lizann Dunegan, Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon (Falcon Guides).
"2.5 miles west of Bend. Hazards: the rocky area below the summit, on the west end of the trail is difficulty but short. Numerous roads cross the trail, but most crossings are signed. Tread: this loop has 8.9 miles of singletrack and 4.4 miles of doubletrack/roads."
--Mark Wigg, Mountain Biking Oregon (Falcon Guides).
"Just west of bend in the Cascade foothills. Incredible singletrack cruising through the forest, occasional views, lots of wildlife."
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