Snark Flower

Snark – Bandersnatch – Lower Red Queen Loop

    – 3.1 miles
    – 870 ft of vertical

Start at Witzend parking and head south on Waterline and turn right very shortly onto Snark. You’ll be above Ashland Creek for awhile. Snark leaves the creek and then starts to climb rather steeply eventually into a shaded glen. It then turns north and crosses Jabberwocky and rolls up and down eventually intersects with Bandersnatch.  Turn right at Bandersnatch, crest at Alice and head down the other side of Bandersnatch. Turn left at Jubjub, right at Lower Red Queen, and left on Ashland Loop Rd to eventually arrive at the Witzend trail on your left. Descend to the trailhead.

There is a substantial amount of climbing and descending in this interesting single-track hike. Watch out for downhill mt bikes on Waterline (both Jabberwocky and BTI downhill bike routes finish here). The occasional, rare rider also uses Snark. Poison oak grows along the sunnier exposures of Snark, so pay attention to that as well.

Created by Torsten Heycke. Updated October 18, 2023.

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