Phils Tr42 System: COD, KGB, Grand Slam, Voodoo, ELV

3D view of Phils Tr42 System: COD, KGB, Grand Slam, Voodoo, ELV

Overall: 10

Aerobic: 6

Technical: 6

Steepness: 5

Flow: 10

Singletrack: 100%

Across the Cascade Range, the 'Phils' trail system is unique.




Avg: 17mi



Elevation Change

Avg Ascent:1700'

Ascent Incline



Avg: 3hr






View of the Flaming Vulture-Chicken-Swan offering random directions to unwary riders at intersection #7

Nowhere else in the Cascade Range is there such an extensive system of interconnected trails. Taneum is the only other trail system which comes close, but covering much more challenging terrain.

With a total elevation change across the system of about 1000', the Skyliners Drive trail system is fast and fun. No pain, all gain.

Phils Tr42, Bens Tr50 and Kents Tr43 radiate outward from the trailhead, with Storm King Tr48 as the western boundary, COD Tr71 to the south, and Sector 16 Tr27 connecting to the Tumalo Tr25 trail system.

Major connecting trails are Elfin Magic Tr45, MTB Tr51 and Voodoo Tr46, with KGB Tr72 approaching the trail system from the southwest.

The trail stats are based on the ride described in the guide below, but are typical of most of the loops in this system.

Some of the major loops are shown below in the trail guide, but the terrain is agreeable for just about any kind of loop you desire.

The major intersections are all numbered, as shown in the Phils Trail System Area Topo Map.

Directions: Go West on Skyliners Rd. 2.5mi from town, turn left onto FR4606. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Phils Trail 42, COD Trail 71, KGB Trail 72, Grand Slam Trail 44, Voodoo Trail 46, Elfin Magic Trail 45 Topo Map

Other Loop Directions

Phils Area Topo Map

COD to Grand Slam (17.3mi, 1700' ascent)

  • Note: This ride could just as easily start from the Phils Tr42 FR4606 TH as a CCW loop with COD Tr71. COD Tr71 is somewhat easier when ridden from west to east and Phils Tr42 is the preferred way to reach Storm King Tr48.
  • TH: Ride from the Woodside Loop Rd TH, or the KGB Tr72 TH. Reach another small Cascade Hwy TH at 1mi, then hike-a-bike .3mi up a steep hillside. After a brief section of technical singletrack, pass the Elfin Magic Tr45 #23 intersection on the right at 1.7mi, bearing left to stay on COD Tr71. Cross a doubletrack at 2.1mi and approach the Cascade Hwy at 3.2mi. The ride then parallels the highway as it steeply ascends a drainage, reaching FR4615 at 5.2mi after completing the steepest climb of the ride. View of the Helipad
  • 7.5mi: Go right onto Storm King Tr48 at #32 intersection. Cross several doubletracks then dogleg to the right at the 8.8mi doubletrack to rejoin the trail.
  • 9.6mi: Go right onto Grand Slam Tr44 at #27 intersection. Pass through a 5 way doubletrack-trail intersection at 10.4mi then cross FR4615 at 11.6mi and FR4610 at the 11.9mi #22 intersection. Pass the Voodoo Tr46 #15 intersection at 13.3mi and cross Elfin Magic Tr45 #11 intersection at 14mi, and keep on riding the Grand Slam.
  • 14.7mi: Go right onto KGB Tr72 at the #9 intersection and ride back to the Woodside Loop Rd TH, then go right to return to the COD Tr71 TH.



Best Area Guide


Phils Epic (26.5mi, 2500' ascent)

  • TH: Ride from the Woodside Loop Rd TH, cross Cascade Hwy and descend to Deschutes Rvr Tr2. Pass the Meadow campground TH at 2.2mi and the Lava Island campground TH at 4mi, with awareness for the many hikers on the trail.
  • 4.9mi: Go right onto a connector trail to FR4100. Go right onto FR4100, for .2mi, then go left onto Storm King Tr48 at the 5.9mi #31 intersection. Ascend a drainage, cresting at 9.1mi. Pass the Tiddly Winks #34 intersection on the left at 9.4mi then cross Cascade Hwy at 10mi. Cross several doubletracks then dogleg to the right at the 11.5mi doubletrack to rejoin the trail.
  • 14.4mi: After crossing FR4615 at 13.1mi, go left to stay on Storm King Tr48 at the #28 Phils Tr42 intersection, descend then go right onto Bens Whoops Tr50 at the 14.8mi #29 intersection. Ride the Whoops and the rest of Bens Tr50 to MTB Tr51.
  • 20.5mi: Go right onto MTB Tr51 at the #4 intersection, with a brief ascent/descent to Kents Tr43.
  • 21.7mi: Go right onto Kents Tr43 at the #6 intersection, then left onto the KGB Tr72 #14 intersection at 22.3mi, with a steep descent followed by a Phils Tr42 #7 intersection crossing, onto Elfin Magic (E.L.V) Tr45.
  • 24.7mi: Go left at the COD Tr71 #20 intersection and ride back to the TH.



Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge






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