37.4 miles
Distance
2,652 ft
Climb
-2,625 ft
Descent
5,038 ft
High Point

4 hour ride with moderate difficulty in speed and length.

Detailed Description
4 Hour Limit is a 37 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Bend Oregon. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 9 trails. This route climbs 2,652 ft with a max elevation of 5,038 ft then descends -2,625 ft.
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14 Reviews & Comments

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stewyd (Aug 9, 2022 at 14:22)
Trail Ben's Trail
Nice easy climbing trail. I would disagree with a previous poster, that this has no identity. It's a perfect place if you are a novice mtn biker (like my wife). Yes, you can find way more rowdy areas but this place fits a perfect niche in Bend mtb.
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ozmuna (Jun 30, 2022 at 3:22)
Trail Ben's Trail
Pretty lame section of trails…no real uphill or downhill identity… I would opt for Tumalo Falls or other local trails over the Phil’s area trails
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unnamedperson (Jun 27, 2022 at 10:41)
Trail Pine Drops
Easy and relatively fun climb up. You could go down it, but lower whoops is a much better trail going the DH direction.
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CoreyMTBgo (Jun 26, 2022 at 18:02)
Trail Phil's
Im shocked so many people give this a 5 star trail. I've ridden waaaay better trails in Florida (seriously). It's like a green trail with a few blue features sprinkled in.
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gerrycreighton (Nov 13, 2021 at 8:18)
Trail Phil's
Rode this expecting a black level trail. This is definitely a light blue with a couple of blue features.
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mountainman23 (Apr 24, 2021 at 16:29)
Trail Phil's
This is one of the funnest trails here and is nice and fast with some good technical sections. Don’t listen to the Mr. too good above. Even though it’s two way I don’t recommend going up because the trail is pretty narrow and blind in some areas and you could get in peoples way. This should be a one way trail if you ask me
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Snoggen (Oct 27, 2020 at 18:02)
Trail Tumalo Creek
10/16/2020: Bridge is out for replacement just east of South Fork Trail (.5 mi from Falls). New bridge installation will be done in November. Use road to connect to Skyliners trailhead.
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CodyRudi (Aug 18, 2020 at 13:03)
Along skylander road it is double track then it is flowy with a coulple of log rides
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erikober (Jul 29, 2020 at 12:51)
Trail Phil's
Not as difficult as expected, not many technical features. Kept expecting more difficult sections, but then reached the end of the trail.
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CoreyMTBgo (Jun 26, 2022 at 18:01)
Trail Phil's
this
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CrazyCal (May 18, 2020 at 10:34)
Trail Phil's Trail
So much fun!
The best trail for new riders. My 7yo rode Phil's twice from right below the black diamond section down to the bottom. Trail is super smooth and has a few rocky sections to keep it interesting.
The locals are super friendly and I very much enjoyed talking with them.
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Loggerman (Oct 28, 2019 at 22:57)
Trail Phil's
I’m a pretty new rider but this is my favorite section of Phil’s,fast and the drops are fun but rollable if needed
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Soulroll08 (Jun 20, 2019 at 22:00)
Trail Ben's Trail
Uphill!
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XU12XU (Aug 18, 2018 at 21:08)
Trail Phil's Trail
In the little Canyon section, I feel like I remember there being a few small (2-3') drops, but they seemed to have been removed when I rode through yesterday. Disappointing if so.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for 4 Hour Limit mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,590 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,590 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,615 ft
  • Grade max
    -51%
  • Grade min
    36.3%
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    16 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
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