Phils Trail Loop For Mountain Biking

The 7th most popular mountain bike trail in Oregon.

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West of Bend in the Deschutes National Forest, the Phils Trail Loop is an 11 mile all dirt route combining double and single track. It is marked with brown fiberglass blazes.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Bend, head west on Skyliners Road for 2.5 miles until you reach a paved road on your left. Go 0.5 mile on this road to the old Brooks-Scanlon Logging Road (FS 4606) and park at this junction near the gate and begin the loop.

Head west on the Brooks-Scanlon road and turn left on an abandoned road 0.25 mile from the trailhead. Follow this road 0.25 to the junction of another road and bear left Continue winding along this road till you come to a cinder pit and turn right onto FS 020. Bear left at the first fork and mountain bike ride to the junction with a cinder road. Turn right onto this road (FS 030) and continue along this road to a pumice pit. Watch for the road to continue to the left of the pumice pit. 0.5 mile past the pumice pit you will come to the junction of another road where you will head straight. This road will turn into a trail and climb up through a canyon. At the top you will cross FS 4610. Bear left at the first fork in the trail and continue along this trail for approximately 2.5 miles. Finally, leave the trail and take a right down the 3rd road and follow this for a short distance and take a right onto FS 360, which will bring you to FS 900. Bear right and follow FS 900 till it meets FS 4610, head left and follow this for 0.25 mile to a road on the right just before you get to Skyliners road. Follow this road, as it enters the Big Burn, head left at the first fork. Skirt the forests edge and take the first left through the bum onto an old abandoned road. Remain on this road by bearing to the left at the next four junctions to arrive back at the Brooks-Scanlon Road where you will turn right to get back to the trailhead.

Overall, Phils Trail Loop is the 7th most popular mountain bike trail of all 56 mountain biking rides in Oregon. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Phils Trail Loop including 420 Loop Trail, Deschutes River Trails, Sparks Lake/Lava Lakes Trail, Tangent/QS 1041, Charlton Lake Loop Trail and Cultus Lake Loop Trail.

Best Phils Trail Loop Mountain Biking Review | Bend, Oregon

420 Loop in Deschutes National Forest (OR/US)

Best Phils Trail Loop Mountain Biking Review | Bend, Oregon

420 Loop in Deschutes National Forest (OR/US)

Phils Trail Loop Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  DNF (541) 388-2715; Bend Visitors (541) 382-3221; Oregon Tourism (800) 547-7842; CogWild Tours (866) 610-4822; Hutchs Bicycles and Rentals (541) 382-9253.

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Bend Hostel (800) 299-3813

Luxury Loding:  Sunriver Resort (800) 547-3922; Inn Of The Seventh Mountain (800) 452-6810; Pine Ridge Inn, Bend (541) 389-6137.

Breakfast Restaurant:  Royal Blend Coffee; West Side Cafe

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Phils Trail Loop Mountain Biking Review

GPS:  44.0509, -121.3798

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  6/30/2016

ID:  6364

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