3 miles
Distance
106 ft
Climb
-1,068 ft
Descent
00:17:25
Avg time
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South Fork Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Phil's
    Bend, Oregon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #12253 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 35 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Fun and Fast Downhill. Can get dusty as season progresses.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for South Fork Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -962 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,937 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,901 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,899 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,937 ft
  • Grade
    -5.578%
  • Grade max
    -35.311%
  • Grade min
    13.554%
  • Distance climb
    2,585 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,537 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:25
  • Avg reverse time
    00:52:53
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Status:
on Nov 29, 2020
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.4 (17 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • < 1 month
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  • Both Directions
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      South Fork Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Nov 29, 2020 @ 12:41pm
      Nov 29, 2020
      Lots of blowdown and significant snow patches. Not recommended, I won’t try again til June 1st, 2020
      Nov 6, 2020 @ 2:49pm
      Nov 6, 2020
      New bridge over South Fork Tumalo Creek on Tumalo Creek trail is now open.
      Nov 4, 2020 @ 3:20pm
      Nov 4, 2020
      Oct 3, 2020 @ 9:24am
      Oct 3, 2020
      Sep 28, 2020 @ 12:31pm
      Sep 28, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 907 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,096 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      116 |
      Aug 17, 2017 @ 10:20am
      Aug 17, 2017
      145 |
      Nov 16, 2016 @ 4:41pm
      Nov 16, 2016

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      Trail Products

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag redpoint (Jun 14, 2017 at 21:34)
       Bendtrails.org calls this a black, I'd say its a moderate blue. Nothing technical or steep.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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.....
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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.
      [Reply]

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      South Fork
      5:50 | 78 | Aug 18, 2020 , Bend
      Tumalo Ridge to Swede Ridge to South Fork good...
      20:12 | 219 | Oct 29, 2019 , Bend
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