24. Ashwag Loop 1

  • Distance: 30.12 mi
  • Min/max elev.: 2189’/7187′
  • Elev. gain/loss: 6039’/-6039′

Starting at Witzend, head out Waterline, up Bandersnatch to Red Queen. At the top of Red Queen, turn right onto Caterpillar. Stay on Caterpillar all the way to Toothpick. Head up 2060 to Four Corners, then up 2080-200 to Bull Gap. Turn south onto Bull Gap trail for ~2.4 miles to the Mt Ashland Lodge. Continue southwest through the parking lot onto FS Rd 20 briefly before turning left on FS 40S15. Shortly, turn right onto the PCT for ~2.7 miles and look for a short connector trail back to FS Road 20. Turn left for ~.2 miles and turn right onto the Split Rock trail. After ~3 miles, turn right onto the Wagner Glade trail and down to FS Rd 2060. Turn left (north) on 2060 for ~2 miles to reach the No Candies trail. Head north on No Candies for ~2.3 miles. Turn right at 2060-400 and down to 2060. Turn left at 2060 for a mile to 2060-300 (Hitt Rd). Stay on Hitt Rd for ~.5 miles and turn right onto Fell on Knee for another ~.5 miles. Turn right on Wonder and head down to 2060. Turn left and return to the top of Granite St. Turn right onto Glenview to return to the Witzend TH>