– Distance: 11.8 miles
– Min/max elev.: 2217’/6569′
– Elev. gain/loss: 609’/-4961′
This is a mostly downhill ride but with some significant climbs, notably on the Lower Bull Gap trail. From the Mt Ashland parking lot, head down the Bull Gap trail (for the first half-mile it is road, then single track). At the Bull Gap trailhead head up Lower Bull Gap trail. After ~2.5 miles, look for Missing Links trail and follow this down to the Four Corners TH. Head directly north–straight–to find the Catwalk trail. After a bit of technical section, look to your left for the Marty’s trail. Follow this gently uphill and then proceed downhill to join Caterpillar. Again, follow gently uphill before you turn right onto Lizard. Lizard in turn dumps you right into the start of Jabberwocky which will take you to Waterline and the Witzend TH.
Pedestrians often hike the Bull Gap, Caterpillar and Waterline trails (they are multi-use). Marty’s is still in an improvement phase (as of 11/30/19); don’t assume the trail is the same as you last rode it.