Hutch's Bicycles Staff Pick: Phil's/Mrazek/Met-Win/Swampy's/Lower Whoops/Phil's

Our I.T./operations guy, John Stark (pictured), loves this route. It is a great cross-country style route with epic views. You start from Phil's Trailhead and up Ben's Trail, cross Skyliners Road onto a dirt road for a short distance and then climbs all of Mrazek Trail. You get into the high country on Metolius-Windigo and then descend into Swampy Lakes, Sector 16, Upper Whoops, Lower Whoops (a must for all visitors) and then down Phil's trail back to the trailhead. So fun and a great mix of climbing and flowy downhill.

Note that the upper elevation trails open in mid-June or later depending on the prior winter's snowfall.

Description: Lots of climbing and epic downhill sections including the famous Lower Whoops and Phil’s Trail.

Location: Phil’s Trailhead - Bend, Oregon
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous - Altitude to ~ 7,500’
Family Friendly? No.
eBikes Allowed? No. Rules for eBike use on Central Oregon trails are located here.

Only bathroom is at Phil’s trailhead and there is no water on the route.
Please plan on riding fully self-supported.

Bike rentals are available online.
Nutrition, maps, friendly expert advice and more are available at any of our bike shop locations.