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Phillip's Ridge #4001B

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (15)

Exceptional valley views with a lot of downhill.


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Map Key

9.0

Miles

14.5

KM

Singletrack

8,426' 2,568 m

High

6,427' 1,959 m

Low

2,113' 644 m

Up

519' 158 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

Phillip's can make for a very nice, long climb at roughly 8 miles long. This trail is usually done as a shuttle with a car parked down in Wilson. Other options are to climb the trail then descend Snotel and Phillips Canyon back to the car. If you choose this option, you can ride into Wilson, then up the bike path to the Phillips Canyon trailhead parking lots for a loop.

From the Arrow Trail junction the trail climbs about 1 mile to the top of the ridge. From here you can see down into the Valley and town of Jackson. The climb is moderate through dense forest and the open meadow. The descent, however, is what you've came for.

It starts out fast through some aspen stands and then brings you out to a clearing with views towards the Teton Peaks. The aptly named trail now rides along the ridge, which has a mixture of embedded rock and roots throughout the section.

After this scenic ridge ride, you'll wind back through dense forest with more options to pick up speed. Switchbacks are abundant here as you make your way down. Eventually, Phillip's Ridge meets up with Phillips Canyon at the bottom with a short connector trail ride out to the pavement on Fish Creek Rd.

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Shared By:

todd saulters

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 15 votes

#1

in Wilson

#556

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  4.7 from 15 votes
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in Wilson

#4

in Wyoming

#556

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Photos

Phillips Ridge in Bloom. Photo: Ride The Tetons. Rider: Collin Wheeler
Sep 25, 2017 near Wilson, WY
Wildflowers on Philips Ridge Trail
Jul 9, 2015 near Wilson, WY
Climbing the ridge
Jul 20, 2017 near Moose W…, WY
Rider: Kate Pearce. Photo: Collin Wheeler. Phillips RIdge, WY
Sep 25, 2017 near Wilson, WY
Decided to lie down on the trail.  Good ride, the climb up is about 400ft gain/mile.  Grind
Jul 3, 2020 near Moose W…, WY
Amazing views on this stellar ride on Phillip's Ridge!
Aug 10, 2017 near Wilson, WY

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Jun 23, 2018
Chuck McQuade
Sep 13, 2017
Jesse Schmidt
Jul 29, 2017
Katie Rutherford
Jul 29, 2017
Susan Stringfellow
Jul 29, 2017
Erika Tokarz
Jul 8, 2017
Alexandra Bye
We did half the Arrow Trail to Phillips ridge for a little leg wake up. The wildflowers were breathtaking! Fun easy ride with great views!!
Jul 1, 2017
Bruce Smithhammer
May 15, 2017
Sean Callan
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