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Lower Whoops

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  4.9 from 20 votes
blue  Intermediate from 7 votes
Rank: #1 in the Phil's Trail System area
#1 in OR, #2 Overall
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Aug 19 Yellow - Dusty and rutted.
Trail in the area near Bend,
“Lower Whoops is MTB Enduro and BMX rolled into one downhill trail. It's loads of fun for everyone!”
Mike Albright on May 11, 2013
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1.82.8 milesKilometers 0’0 m Ascent 4,935’1,504 m High 5% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -430’-131 m Descent 4,505’1,373 m Low 9% Max Grade (5°)
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This is one of the few downhill-only trails in the area. Be aware of faster riders approaching from behind.
2:13 average time for 14.5 miles. Details

This trail is swoopy and whoopy and a whole lotta fun. With hand built rollers, table top jumps and countless berms you are sure to find your flow whizzing down this famous Bend trail. Visitors come from all over to ride the Whoops trail. You can climb up to it from Phil's trailhead or shuttle to road 300, climb the fire road that parallels it and zip down multiple times.

Located just West of 'road 300' near Phil's Trailhead, this gem of a trail is almost 2 miles of jumps and berms on a flat to downhill trail. While some of the features may seem a little intimidating to some, they are formed in a manner that allows riders from all proficiencies to thoroughly enjoy the ride. The lips are the jumps have gradual transitions and there are no 'do or die' jumps that first-timers would need to scout first.

The trailhead is accessible via many different other trails in the Phil's network including Helipad, Storm King, Upper Whoops, Skyliner and the 'Whoops Climb', which is the road starting at Road 300 and parallels Lower Whoops.

Prime riding time on Lower Whoops is typically early and late in the season as the dirt dries up in the Summer and gets very sandy and loose.

On Friday nights during the season (April-Oct) you'll find locals from factory pro racers to young kids out enjoying 'happy hour' on Lower Whoops from about 5pm-dusk.
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PHOTOS of Lower Whoops
  4.7 from 18 votes
The 'six-pack' near the end of Lower Whoops (Bend, OR)
  4.8 from 6 votes
My favorite shot of Alex G on Lower Whoops (Bend, OR)
  4.7 from 7 votes
Bend local Kirt Voreis airs it out over some of the jumps on Lower Whoop... (Bend, OR)
  4.5 from 4 votes
Alex G near the end of Lower Whoops (Bend, OR)
  4.5 from 4 votes
Alex G near the end of Lower Whoops (Bend, OR)
  4.5 from 4 votes
Alex G doing some bar-dragging on Lower Whoops (Bend, OR)
  4.3 from 3 votes
Alex G near the end of Lower Whoops (Bend, OR)
  4.3 from 4 votes
Alex G having fun on Lower Whoops. It's hard not to.... (Bend, OR)
  4.2 from 5 votes
All ages and abilities can enjoy Lower Whoops (Bend, OR)
  3.6 from 5 votes
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