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).
"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).
My first time on the Phils system...and it was incredible. I've done Moab..Porcuipine Rim, and Kokopelli trails..but Phils was just plain fun.
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