37.2 miles
Distance
2,620 ft
Climb
-4,570 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Fun route to try and put in 41 miles for my birthday with out killing my friends

Detailed Description
Big Mikes 41er 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 moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 2,620 ft with a max elevation of 6,970 ft then descends -4,570 ft.
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22 Reviews & Comments

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jessewhite007 (Aug 25, 2022 at 20:22)
Best DH trail in bend. Really a blue though.
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Laurencroteau (Jul 22, 2022 at 9:25)
Hard to yield going down with speed. Should this just be a decent trail?
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zeddhexman (Sep 21, 2022 at 11:00)
No.
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unnamedperson (Jun 27, 2022 at 10:47)
If you ask me, this is the best trail in all of Bend.
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Axfallshard (Mar 20, 2022 at 15:43)
Can only rode half of it. Snow pockets all over the place. Could not connect to anything and had to turn around. This trail is full of pinecones and is at very best a xc trail. There is no flow what so ever. If you like just a simple ride through the woods this is perfect for you.
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Ppower09 (Oct 15, 2021 at 21:44)
Snow, grateful for the hiker tracks to know where to go. Trail probably done for the year.
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Ppower09 (Oct 15, 2021 at 21:43)
Snow already and at least 4 inches in section. Fun but slow. Probably done for the year.
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Ppower09 (Oct 15, 2021 at 21:41)
So much snow, frozen underneath but already snow. In sections probably 4 inches...
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bizango-x (Sep 24, 2021 at 20:22)
Oh so super fun heading down. Mostly great sight lines so you can ride at speed pretty safely, but as always, be aware that there may be uphill riders (it won’t be me).
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bizango-x (Sep 24, 2021 at 20:18)
Fun downhill. A little techy, but not bad and that’s part of the fun.
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bizango-x (Sep 24, 2021 at 20:17)
Super fun trail. A bit of tech compared to a lot of trails in Bend. Rode it from Upper Flagline to Lower Flagline and that seemed to be the best direction.
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Kauaijess (Sep 5, 2021 at 17:43)
Has anyone seen the black(with white spot) Marsupial
on this trail or on south fork trail?
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nsanford2241 (Aug 20, 2020 at 12:25)
Really fun dh trail. Seems less traveled than others in the area. Broke my bike and got stranded but fun nonetheless.
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suspended-flesh (Jul 20, 2020 at 13:56)
Found out about this trail by accident from a friendly Cogwild guide. 3 mile flowing ripper that you can ride fast the first time you hit it. Like so many of the trails in Bend, they are dialed for riding so you can trust them at speed and aren’t going to throw a bad feature at you on the other side of a blind drop.....
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ThirstyHawk (Jul 4, 2020 at 7:48)
Fav downhill rip in town. Technically it is a 2-way, but because it’s a fun & FAST downhill if you choose to ride up do not be surprised to run into folks coming at a speed where it’s hard to stop. Or maybe just don’t choose this path.
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jtran69 (Jul 1, 2020 at 16:16)
Trail status please?
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dogbutt65 (Jun 26, 2020 at 19:18)
Trail Ridge Loop
Dang. This is serious fun descent.
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samdeatley (Sep 11, 2019 at 21:33)
Really though, please don’t ride until after Aug 15. USFS uses trail cameras and Strava stalking to issue warnings and citations.
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jamespulse (Jul 9, 2019 at 19:17)
Please don’t ride this trail until it opens August 15th! This trail is closed for elk calving and we’ll lose it if people keep riding this trail while it’s closed.
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DeeEmCee (Jun 3, 2019 at 18:04)
South Fork needs a lot of work once the remaining snow melts off... lots of downed trees all over the trail.
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bizango-x (Jul 7, 2017 at 19:52)
Trail Ridge Loop
Super fun downhill coming back to Swampy Lakes trailhead.
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redpoint (Jun 14, 2017 at 21:34)
Bendtrails.org calls this a black, I'd say its a moderate blue. Nothing technical or steep.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Big Mikes 41er mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,952 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,853 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,805 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,852 ft
  • Grade
    -1%
  • Grade max
    -30.2%
  • Grade min
    35%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    20 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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