– Distance: ~.75 miles
  – Min/max elev.: 2370’/2837′
  – Elev. gain/loss: 44’/-511′

Click here for routes and maps with BTI trail.

This downhill mountain bike trail begins off Alice in Wonderland and flows into the Waterline trail which, in turn, leads to the Witzend trailhead and parking area above Lithia Park. Offering steeply bermed turns and tight switchbacks, BTI is a challenging and exciting ride. It a good alternative to Jabberwocky.


Several employees of Bicycle Technologies Incorporated (BTI) built the original version of this trail in the 1990s. Advances in bike equipment led to a desire for swoopier, flowier turns so AWTA approached the city’s Forest Lands Commission with a formal trails application in 2014. The trail had formerly been a multi-use trail and there were bump-outs for horses(!). The rerouting and addition of heavily-bermed turns designed in large part by Bill Roussel and Joshua Kahn has greatly improved the biking and left in no doubt that this should be a downhill mt bike-only trail, which it subsequently became (at AWTA’s request). AWTA put in the signs for this trail as well.

AWTA has co-hosted several years of BTI trailwork, including the re-routing, with Ashland Cycle Sport. AWTA also decommissioned the old BTI and planted various native plants.

Written by Torsten Heycke 04/28/2020

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