40. Watershed Loop Road

Distance: 25 miles Min/max elev.: 2189’/4950′ Elev. gain/loss: 3382’/-3382′ This is the simple, road-based route around the watershed, using mostly FS-2060 and the Ashland Loop Rd, counter clockwise. From the Fairy Ponds TH, head up the west-side of FS 2060 and stay on this dirt road for almost 24 miles. At ~24 miles, pavement starts as you head left down the Ashland Loop Rd. With a slight dogleg, cross Terrace St and dirt road resumes…

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38. Wonder-FOK-Ricketty-NoCandies-HornGap

Distance: 15.7 mi Min/max elev.: 2213’/4882′ Elev. gain/loss: 3070’/-3070′ This is pedestrian and mountain bike route. From Fairy Ponds TH, head southwest on FS 2060 (aka Lithia Loop Trail) for ~1.7 miles. Turn right up Wonder trail and follow this up ~1.5 miles. At Fell on Knee, turn left and follow Fell on Knee for half a mile to Upper Hitt Rd (2060-300) and turn left again.  Follow Upper Hitt for ~ .5 miles to…

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31. Caterpillar - Lizard - Jabberwocky Mtb

Distance: 6.5 mi Min/max elev.: 2215’/3546′ Elev. gain/loss: 1438’/-1438′ Head north on Glenview and turn right on Ashland Loop Rd. After a short climb, cross Terrace St and continue on pavement for a bit until turning right at the Morton intersection. Continue up Ashland Loop Rd all the way to the top of the Caterpillar trail (at Toothpick Tr). Turn right (north) onto Caterpillar and, after a short climb and rolling section, turn right onto…

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30. Wonder - Fell on Knee - Hitt

NOTE: Coming in 2020! Distance: 8.22 miles Min/max elev.: 2011’/3547′ Elev. gain/loss: 1699’/-1699′ Multi-use trails. Mt Bikers are uphill only on Wonder Trail From the Fairy Ponds TH, head north on Wonder around the quarry and up to meet…more Wonder. Continue up to the intersection with Fell on Knee and turn right (downhill). Merge into Hitt Rd and continue down to Strawberry and turn right eventually reaching Granite St. Turn right to return to the…

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29. Wonder - 2060 Loop - Coming in 2020!

Distance: 4.37 mi Min/max elev.: 2204’/3044′ Elev. gain/loss: 871’/-871′ Pedestrian/Mt Bike (uphill-only direction on Wonder) Starting at the Fairy Ponds TH, head north on Wonder trail, parallel to Ashland Creek. Meet Upper Wonder near the intersection with 2060. Turn left at the Wonder/Wonder intersection and left again at 2060 and return 1.7 miles back to the Fairy Ponds TH. NOTE: this is multi-use trail. Bikers can head up Wonder, but not down it EXCEPT for…

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20. Potlicker Long Loop

Distance: 18.05 mi Min/max elev.: 2212’/4915′ Elev. gain/loss: 3115’/-3115′ Pedestrian, Mt Biking Starting at Fairy Ponds TH, head out FS Rd 2060 for ~3.6 miles. Turn left at Horn Gap Rd and continue ~4.5 miles to Potlicker. Turn right uphill for ~.5 miles to 2060. Turn right (north) on 2060 for ~2miles to reach No Candies. Head north on No Candies for ~2.3 miles. Turn right at 2060-400 and down to 2060. Turn right briefly…

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19. West Side Double Loop

Distance: 15.46 mi Min/max elev.: 2205’/4882′ Elev. gain/loss: 3148’/-3148′ Pedestrian, Mt Bike Starting at Fairy Ponds TH, head out FS Rd 2060 for ~3.6 miles. Turn left at Horn Gap Rd and continue ~1.8 miles to Horn Gap Trail. Head right on this for ~1.2 miles to 2060. Cross 2060 to join the No Candies trail for ~2.3 miles. Turn right at 2060-400 and down to 2060. Turn right briefly and then left down Ricketty.…

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16. 2060 - Wonder - Fell on Knee - No Candies - 2060-400 - Ricketty - 2060 Double Loop

Distance: 14.5 miles Min/max elev.: 2201’/4882′ Elev. gain/loss: 2785’/-2785′ Pedestrian and Mt Bike Starting at Fairy Ponds TH, head out FS Rd 2060 for ~1.7 miles to Wonder. Head up Wonder until reaching the intersection of Fell on Knee (at the lunch rocks). Turn left (uphill) at Fell on Knee for ~.5 miles and turn left on Hitt Rd. and then right at FS 2060. Follow 2060 for ~2.9 miles to No Candies trail. Stay…

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15. 2060 - Ricketty - 2060 - Hitt - Fell on Knee - Hitt - Strawberry - Granite

Distance: 10.8 miles Min/max elev.: 2011’/4252′ Elev. gain/loss: 2423’/-2423′ Pedestrian and Mt Bike From the Fairy Ponds TH, head south out FS Rd 2060 for ~3.6 miles. Turn left at Horn Gap Rd and immediately turn right onto Ricketty. Follow Ricketty up to 2060 and then turn right and stay on 2060 for ~1.1 miles until reaching FS 2060-300 (Hitt Rd). Turn onto this for ~.5 miles and turn right onto Fell on Knee for…

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11. Mt Ashland - Time Warp - Marty's - Lizard - Jabberwocky MTB

Distance: 14.81 mi Min/max elev.: 2217’/7016′ Elev. gain/loss: 675’/-5021′ Starting at Mt Ashland, head west through the Mt Ashland parking lot and onto FS Road 20. Turn right up the Mt Ashland access road (FS 300) until reaching the Time Warp TH. Turn down Time Warp for a wild ride to 2060. Turn right on 2060 and head to Four Corners. Head directly north–straight–to find the Catwalk trail. After a short bit of technical section,…

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10. Mt Ashland to Witzend MTB

Distance: 11.78 miles Min/max elev.: 2217’/6569′ Elev. gain/loss: 609’/-4961′ This is a mostly downhill ride 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…

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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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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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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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No Candies

No Candies

One of the flatter trails in the Ashland watershed, you have to climb several thousand feet just to get here. And, “flat” is a relative term; in Ashland, virtually no trail is flat, and this one is really rolling. You can get here via the Horn Gap Trail, FS Road 2060 or via FS Road 2060-400. From downtown or Lithia Park, this is going to be roughly 2500 feet of climbing. Still, once you’re here,…

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