Jubjub

Jubjub is a short mulit-use connector trail that joins Bandersnatch-East with Lower Red Queen Trail at the BTI intersection. Hikers, runners and equestrians may use it to connect from FS Road 2060 or Bandersnatch East to Red Queen and Bandersnatch. Bikers can use it to get to BTI. Bikers can also use it to gain access to  Snark via the overlapping multi-use sections of Red Queen and Bandersnatch.

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Gryphon

Gryphon is a short, pedestrian-only trail that helps facilitate some nifty loops at relatively low elevation (approximately 2800′; usually below snow levels in winter). Great views can be had of Mt Ashland and the surrounding peaks. Loop opportunities with: Red Queen, Bandersnatch, Snark Trail, and Alice in Wonderland. Distance 0.3 miles Average grade: 13%

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Potlicker

Potlicker

Potlicker is a 0.5 mile higher elevation (4548′-4879′) multi-use trail that connects Horn Gap Road and Ashland Loop Road (FS Road 2060) and Wagner Glade trail. Featuring some of the largest Ponderosas on any of the Ashland trails, it is a remote but worthwhile visit.

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Snark

Snark is a relatively unknown gem in the lower Ashland trail system connecting Waterline Trail to Bandersnatch with quick access to Red Queen. On the low end, it features some quiet, shaded forest areas and then climbs, often steeply, up to some sunny slopes to Bandersnatch. This trail is a great alternative to the lower part of Bandersnatch and has very little traffic. Bikers seem to try this early in the morning and are seldom seen…

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Lizard

Lizard is a great introduction to the two-miles of Jabberwocky that immediately follow. Lizard is a shorter taste of nicely banked turns, doubles, swooping dives and potential for air. The singletrack starts off the upper part of Caterpillar at a somewhat confusing sign. Take the right turn, marked for “Downhill bikes only” which really means bikes in a downhill direction only. Soon, you’ll be cruising down an easy, gentle straightaway that quickly becomes tightly-banked turns and…

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Lewis Loops: Gimble

The Gimble Trail starts at the northernmost point along the Lewis Loops Gyre trail. Think of it as a lollipop loop, extending from the Gyre loop. The trail begins by descending along a ridge to the northwest and then turns west, still descending, to where the actual loop begins. Note the bear scratches on madrones. Enjoy filtered views of Mt. Ashland, Wagner Butte, and the Rogue Valley.  

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Caterpillar

Caterpillar

Caterpillar is a multi-use trail connecting the White Rabbit Trail to Lamb Mine Saddle (Toothpick trail and Lamb Mine 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, where it then rolls down to Lamb Saddle. The adjacent bike trail, Lizard, constructed in 2016,…

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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. The BTI trail begins near 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 left turn and then a right berm setting the…

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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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Wonder Trail

Wonder Trail

All about Wonder: 1.6 miles long avg grade: 7.4% ascent: 657′ descent: 37′ Multi-use trail, bikes uphill direction only. The Wonder trail starts 1.7 miles up FS Road 2060 from the top of Lithia Park on the west side of the Ashland watershed. Designed to be one of the least steep trails in the lower watershed, it still climbs a net 650 ft. over a bit over 1.5 miles. After a few early switchbacks, you’ll…

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Wagner Glade

Connecting FS Road 2060 to Wagner Glade Gap and the Wagner Lookout trail, Wagner Butte trail and the Split Rock Trail, this 2.3 mile trail with 1,700 feet of elevation gain/loss offers many excellent views of the Rogue Valley, Mt Mcloughlin, Mt Ashland and the Ashland Watershed. Originally built to service the lookout at Wagner Butte, this lookout was abandoned and so was this trail for many years. You can still see old red paint…

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Split Rock

Split Rock

The three-mile long, pedestrian only, Split Rock trail begins off the back side of Mount Ashland at 6910 ft. The trailhead on Road 20 is about 3.6 miles west from the Mt Ashland ski lodge. There is a small possibility of parking to the north–one to two cars worth. The trail is technical, steep, and periodically indistinct. Heading north the trail ascends toward McDonald Peak and then heads steeply down into some groves of trees…

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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. Many shorter and longer loops are possible in conjunction with the aforementioned trails as well as FS Road 2060. This trail is pedestrian-only.

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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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