Split Rock

Split Rock

The three-mile long Split Rock trail gets its name from the many split rock formations along the trail. The trail begins off the back side of Mount Ashland at 6910 ft. The trail is technical, steep, and periodically indistinct. It is recommended that you bring a map and follow the cairns along the way. The Split Rock trail intersects with the Wagner Glade trail that descends east into the Ashland Watershed; the trail also intersects…

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BTI

BTI

BTI is a groomed flow trail with many jumps, berms, tight switchbacks, and scattered rocks. The trail descends from Alice in Wonderland to the Waterline Trail near Lithia Park. BTI can be ridden uphill, so downhillers beware. The BTI trail begins at the end of Alice In Wonderland and has a completely different feel. It’s an action packed flow trail that includes many small doubles, berms, gaps, and drops. It begins with a jump, a…

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Lower Red Queen

Lower Red Queen

This trail was substantially re-routed and rebuilt in 2016 and connects from Ashland Loop Rd near the Cottle-Phillips trails to Bandersnatch, Jubjub and Red Queen. It climbs steeply at times on a ridge and affords views of parts of the Rogue Valley. It crosses the BTI mountain bike trail, so beware for other users at this crossing. Many shorter and longer loops are possible in conjunction with the aforementioned trails as well as FS Road…

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Caterpillar

Caterpillar

Caterpillar is a multi-use trail starting near the White Rabbit Trail. It features a gentle grade up to Caterpillar Crossing where it meets Red Queen and crosses the Jabberwocky mountain bike trail and proceeds uphill through several switchback turns to eventually top out at the entrance to Lewis Loops Trails, whereupon it rolls down to Lamb Saddle. The adjacent bike trail, Lizard, constructed in 2016, removed most of the downhill cyclist traffic on the part…

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Red Queen

Red Queen

Red Queen is a popular hiking and running trail in the lower eastern side of the Ashland watershed. At the low end, this trail starts on the Bandersnatch trail just above the Snark Trail. It rolls at an essentially flat grade for the first 6/10ths of a mile and then climbs steadily at an average grade of 9% up to Caterpillar Crossing (where Caterpillar crosses 2060 and where Lizard ends and Jabberwocky starts). Mature Ponderosas…

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Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky

The new Jabberwocky opened in 2017 and starts at Caterpillar Crossing and flows right out of the Lizard trail. This is a downhill-only, machine-built trail with some tight, steeply-bermed turns early on. This might scare off the beginner-intermediate crowd, but much of the rest of the trail is very rideable by most everyone (save for a couple of tight and steep wider turns in the middle). The biggest challenge is when the trail gets dry…

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Fell on Knee

Fell on Knee

New in 2017, Fell on Knee Trail offers compelling singletrack alternative to adjacent and parallel Hitt Road. On the high end, Fell on Knee starts about a half mile below the intersection of FS Road 2060 and Hitt Rd (FS Road 2060-400). On the low end, it merges with Hitt Rd about 1.7 miles above Strawberry Lane. Hikers will enjoy views of Mt. Ashland and Mt. Mcloughlin, wildflowers, and ponderosas, and you may spot bears…

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Lewis Loops: Gyre

Lewis Loops: Gyre

Lewis Loops, built in 2016, is a figure-eight trail comprised of this larger Gyre loop and smaller Lewis Loops: Gimble trail. The Gyre loop is closer to the Caterpillar Trail, from which Lewis Loops starts. Proceeding clockwise on Gyre, one enjoys a steady climb with great eastern exposure and views of Ashland and eventually Mt McLoughlin to the north. You pass by a large, still living Ponderosa that was struck by lightning–notice the vertical “claw-like”…

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Bandersnatch

Bandersnatch

Bandersnatch is probably the most popular forest lands trail in the Ashland watershed. It’s a pedestrian-equestrian trail that starts just off the Waterline Trail near Lithia Park and climbs steeply at times to reach its summit where it crosses the Alice in Wonderland Trail. It then descends on the east side of Alice to connect with JubJub and then joins FS Road 2060. There is a picnic bench with views of Mt Ashland about a…

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No Candies

No Candies

One of the flatter trails in the Ashland watershed, you have to climb several thousand feet just to get here. And, “flat” is a relative term; in Ashland, virtually no trail is flat, and this one is really rolling. You can get here via the Horn Gap Trail, FS Road 2060 or via FS Road 2060-400. From downtown or Lithia Park, this is going to be roughly 2500 feet of climbing. Still, once you’re here,…

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