Mrazek, Farewell, Skyliner, Whoops, Ben's Loop

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Trail

27.7 Miles 44.6 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

2,841' 866 m

Ascent

-2,842' -866 m

Descent

6,077' 1,852 m

High

3,850' 1,174 m

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4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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Classic Bend loop. Amazing singletrack and epic views of Tumalo Falls area.

Joe Myers

Overview

Great loop for a wide variety of Bend Singletrack. Sweeping views from the Top of Mrazek as well as the way down Farewell and Tumalo creek trail. Finish it out with a decent on Whoops and it's a great day!

Description

Park your car at Phils, and start by heading up Ben's to intersection #5. Turn right here and it will pop you out on Skyliner Rd. Cross the road and go up the gravel road about 200 yards. Here you'll find a connector trail that will take you to Mrazek. The trail is on the NW corner of the gravel road intersection. You can also park ON this gravel road which will allow for an slightly shorter loop.

The connector trail spits you out on a gravel road you'll need to descend down and then cross a creek, go up and around a ridge, and then on your right you'll find the entrance to Mrazek. This is the only gravel road you'll need to ride on.

One can also do this loop from Shevlin Park.

Near the top of Mrazek, you'll find Farewell trail. This trail has some amazing old growth trees and several huge views of Tumalo ridge and Tumalo falls. Farewell actually crosses within 50 yards of Tumalo falls upper viewpoint, yet you'll be on the South side of the falls.

Once down Farewell, turn right and head about 100 yards across the bridge, and turn left onto Tumalo Creek Trail. This will take you to Skyliner Snow park. Once you get to the park, head up the trail that goes directly up from the parking lot. Skyliner trail is also an amazing trail with old growth and plenty of amazing singletrack.

At the end of Skyliner, you'll pop out at the top of Whoops. Whoops is a standard for fun, with exciting berms and jumps. Designed to be ridden fast to clear all the jumps, it can also be ridden slow, and all jumps are rollable. Sure to put a smile on your face.

At the bottom of Whoops, you'll see the entrance to Ben's trail on the other side of road 300. This will take you to Phil's TH or to intersection 5.

Great ride!

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Nov 26, 2016
David McMurray III
Started in tumalo, uphill start is 6/10 difficult, lower whoops= best trail ever. Finished on phils. 10/10 ride 13mi
Sep 27, 2016
aden outside
Sep 18, 2016
Grant Blakeman
Sep 8, 2016
Adrian Gallo
These trail connections offer a bit of everything from smooth banked turns, to chunky exposed descents. Truly fun of you like a challenge
Sep 5, 2016
david reines
Aug 8, 2016
Phyllis Hoke
Jul 10, 2016
Marie-Eve Lepine
Wow, 55km of pure adrenalyn. Went up via North Fork instead of Farewell. Great falls. A bit cold and misty but well worth it. Going down Mrazek for...
Apr 25, 2015
Richard Croad
Top section was unrideable due to blow, downhill to Tumlao was a complete blast 42mi — 5h 30m

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Ben's is uphill only! You have to take Phil's back down after Whoops. Also, the GPS directions have you start on Forest Road 4606 just FYI. The written directions say to start at Phil's. Just some things to keep in mind if you plan to do this loop because I got lost and did some extra miles trying to figure things out. Jul 15, 2016


Note: when we rode this yesterday there was no intersection #5 off Ben's. Take the right at intersection #4 and then go across Skyliner. Head down the gravel road 100 yds and take the first left - go about 2 miles as described: across a creek on a car bridge, then around a ridge and look for the trail on the right (not well marked at the road). Then once one Mrazek it's pretty easy. Mellow climb up but a lot of miles, then Farewell reminds you why you love mountain biking! Tumalo creek (labeled South Fork on the sign at the end of Farewell) is the best part, really fast. Skyline trail has some up to it, and we clocked the whole ride at 35 miles after finishing with Phil's. Aug 23, 2016


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