Phil's Trail

Deschutes National Forest, Oregon

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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.
Distance: mi Elevation: ft
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. This trail connects with the following: Nfd 4601-322, Storm King, Marvin's Garden, Voodoo Trail, Elv and Nfd 4601-290.
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Deschutes National Forest
Distance: 8.0
Elevation Gain: 1,811 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 4,950 feet
Top Elevation: 5,059 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Phil's Trail
Parks: Deschutes National Forest
Elevation Min/Max: 3861/5059 ft
Elevation Start/End: 4950/4950 ft

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."

"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."

"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."

Recent Trail Reviews

7/4/2009
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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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May 2018