25 miles
Distance
1,707 ft
Climb
-4,174 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Overview
A well-developed shuttle system takes the sting out of the climbing and lets you focus on the fun. With lots of options as you head down, you can extend the ride for as long as your legs and daylight allow. Don’t stay out too late, though, because there is an IPA with your name on it back in town.

Route Details
Grab a shuttle to Dutchman Flat trailhead, which is an easy 20 minutes west of town and along the flanks of Mt. Bachelor. A short climb at the beginning of the ride quickly puts you at the high point of 6,500’ and then it’s game on as the singletrack drops fast and smooth with bermed turns everywhere you look. You’ll have another quick climb to the end of the Swampy/Dutchman Trail where it intersects with the Ridge Loop Trail. There are a number of intersections in the following miles so keep your head up and your phone handy to navigate through them.

At around Mile 7.5 you’ll hop onto the South Fork Trail and the speed picks up, with wide-open sections that will have you whooping with joy. You’ll have a rolling, easy climb through towering Ponderosa pines as you head up Skyliners Trail. It’s a good break as you prepare to hit the fabled Lower Whoops Trail with its two miles of tables and huge berms. It’s a descending-only trail so pin it to win it. You’ll be grinning so hard there is a good chance you’ll want to loop back up on Forest Road FS-310 for another lap.

Pace yourself, though, as you still have almost seven miles of singletrack left. The ride ends with the descent down Phil’s Trail and you’ll want to sprint between the microberms. After 25 miles of the finest singletrack the area has to offer you’ll be ready for a break. It’s an easy pedal back into town from Phil’s trailhead so that cold pint you’ve been dreaming of for the last several hours is close at hand.

Riding Season
The upper segments of the ride can be covered in snow until early summer although it is possible to access the route from lower entry points earlier in the season. Fall can be absolutely prime as the tack returns, particularly to the Lower Whoops Trail.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Swampy Lakes - Phil’s Trail shuttle mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,466 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,862 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,347 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,881 ft
  • Grade
    -1.902%
  • Grade max
    -35.903%
  • Grade min
    32.084%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Lower Whoops
      May 31, 2020 @ 3:09pm
      2 days
      5/30 very wet, 1 foot of standing water on Berns.
      Ridge Loop
      May 29, 2020 @ 11:04pm
      May 29, 2020
      South Fork Trail
      May 29, 2020 @ 11:58am
      May 29, 2020
      Swede Ridge
      May 29, 2020 @ 11:58am
      May 29, 2020
      One snow patch remaining but you can ride around it.
      Ridge Loop Cutoff
      May 23, 2020 @ 11:48am
      May 23, 2020
      One long stretch of snow near the upper junction that would be challenging to ride. No deadfall. reporter
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