18.2 miles
Distance
1,498 ft
Climb
-1,497 ft
Descent
5,010 ft
High Point

Bens Loop. Storm King to Grand Slam

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Bens Loop is a 18 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Bend Oregon. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 1,498 ft with a max elevation of 5,010 ft then descends -1,497 ft.
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10 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 10:43)
Trail Grand Slam
Decent trail with some fun wooden features and tight, rocky tech. I would not recommend it over most of the trails in the area due to the cheese-grater rock that will give you and your bike a hard time if you fall on it.
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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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Griffen1W3A2F (Jul 1, 2021 at 15:03)
Trail Grand Slam
This trail is more of a dark-blue than a black, IMO. Fun trail. Almost cleaned it the first time, but had to dab on a sharp corner. I’m an intermediate rider that dabbles on black trails, and really enjoyed this trail. Will ride it again tomorrow.
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johnnymidwest (Jun 18, 2021 at 12:50)
Trail Grand Slam
Fun uphill tech if you ride it in reverse! Lots of smaller features and short rock garden segments. Dry.
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Troubadour (Jun 7, 2021 at 10:27)
Trail Grand Slam
K
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JonathanCClgT (May 3, 2021 at 12:15)
Trail Grand Slam
If you’re a fan of super tech XC routes then this is an awesome trail. If you’re looking to point your bike down hill and shred then you might be disappointed.
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Vespaking (Apr 10, 2021 at 21:57)
Trail Grand Slam
Pedally and slow.
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Soulroll08 (Jun 20, 2019 at 22:00)
Trail Ben's Trail
Uphill!
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Bens Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,862 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,881 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,881 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -33.5%
  • Grade min
    21.1%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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Lower Grand Slam Chunky Bits
Lower Grand Slam Chunky Bits
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Lower Grand Slam in the snow..at night
Lower Grand Slam in the snow..at night
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Ben's Trail
Oct 30, 2022 @ 10:26am
Oct 30, 2022
Chocolate brown damp dirt. Just slightly dry in places
Pine Drops
Oct 30, 2022 @ 3:26am
Oct 30, 2022
Grand Slam
Oct 27, 2022 @ 5:06am
Oct 27, 2022
Upper Grand Slam
Oct 15, 2022 @ 4:05am
Oct 15, 2022
Phil's
Oct 15, 2022 @ 2:28am
Oct 15, 2022
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