9.4 miles
Distance
627 ft
Climb
-631 ft
Descent
4,407 ft
High Point

An Easy/Intermediate one way loop starting and ending at Phil's trailhead. This is a great introductory ride to the Bend/Phils trail network. It has meandering singletrack climbs, with a few techy rock options, and then on the way down there's the fast and flowy canyon section of Phil's trail.

Detailed Description
Bens to pho is a 9 mile popular intermediate route located near Bend Oregon. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 12 trails. This route climbs 627 ft with a max elevation of 4,407 ft then descends -631 ft.
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27 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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loebster1 (Nov 30, 2020 at 10:56)
Trail Voodoo Trail
Nov 30 - Snow on the trail all the way from Ben's to Grand Slam.
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loebster1 (Nov 30, 2020 at 10:56)
Trail Voodoo Trail
Nov 30 - Snow on the trail all the way from Ben's to Grand Slam.
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Maddox888 (Jul 29, 2020 at 8:38)
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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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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.
[Reply]
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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.
[Reply]
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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.
[Reply]
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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.
[Reply]
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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.
[Reply]
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Soulroll08 (Jun 20, 2019 at 22:00)
Trail Ben's Trail
Uphill!
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Soulroll08 (Jun 20, 2019 at 22:00)
Trail Ben's Trail
Uphill!
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Soulroll08 (Jun 20, 2019 at 22:00)
Trail Ben's Trail
Uphill!
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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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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.
[Reply]
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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.
[Reply]
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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.
[Reply]
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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.
[Reply]
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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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Trails in Route

Ben's Trail13 miles
Voodoo Trail2 miles
Phil's Trail15 miles

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
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More Stats for Bens to pho mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,867 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,885 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,885 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -13.9%
  • Grade min
    16.2%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 3.65 (5 votes)

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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Ben's Trail
Oct 30, 2022 @ 10:26am
Oct 30, 2022
Chocolate brown damp dirt. Just slightly dry in places
Voodoo Trail
Oct 27, 2022 @ 5:06am
Oct 27, 2022
Phil's Trail
Oct 13, 2022 @ 2:37am
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