20.6 miles
Distance
2,245 ft
Climb
-6,868 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Shuttle - Via the paved Mount Ashland road

The Best of Mt Ashland - efficiently links two great downhill segments via a short climb. You are rewarded with a variety of flawless singletrack from this ride. With almost 7K’ of descending though fast, flowing trails punctuated by berms, roots, and rocks. One can skip the climb up Bull Gap Road 200 and continue straight down Catwalk Trail, however Upper Lynx and Lower Lynx are not to be missed

Time Warp starts with a short doubletrack climb offering a good warmup, before becoming singletrack with unbelievable alpine views. The downhill rewards you with rocky terrain peppered with small natural jumps and drops, you’ll descend from above the tree line into a green forest highlighted by granite slabs. The ripping descent eventually comes to an end, as you start down Ashland Watershed 2060 road. Utilize this section to recover before starting the routes final climb up Bull Gap Road 200. You will climb for two miles before catching the tail end of Lower Bull Gap, to use it as a connector to the wonderful Upper Lynx Trail. Its all downhill from here! Enjoy some of Ashland's best purpose built trails as you twist, turn and jump your way into town!

Detailed Description
Best of Mt Ashland is a 21 mile popular expert route located near Ashland Oregon. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 12 trails. This route climbs 2,245 ft with a max elevation of 7,017 ft then descends -6,868 ft.
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12 Reviews & Comments

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bkxc (Aug 9, 2022 at 20:45)
Trail Jabberwocky
Wow, I can't remember the last time I was so disappointed by a trail. Rode in late July and the trail was in terrible condition. I usually don't whine too much about trail conditions, but it was braking bumps, broken berms and slippy marbles from top to bottom, resulting in a no flow zone.

It seems like this is the greatest thing ever when it's in good shape, so I will have to get back and ride it again to get the bad taste out of my mouth. I'm sure there's a great trail in there somewhere!
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bkxc (Aug 9, 2022 at 20:19)
This trail was a hoot! So much fun stuff and speed, but also just more and more braking bumps and awkward dangerous stuff happening. Felt like a lot more payoff than just 1.5 miles!

Seems like the trail conditions deteriorate more and more as you get closer to town.
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bkxc (Aug 9, 2022 at 19:45)
Trail Lower Lynx
If you just finished Time Warp, it is well worth the ~500 foot climb to get a run on Lower Lynx. Great speed, great turns, great fun on this one!

I would NOT recommend going all the way up to Upper Lynx (Missing Link on the actual trail sign). That extra 700 feet of climbing isn't worth the payoff.
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bkxc (Aug 9, 2022 at 19:33)
Trail Upper Lynx
After finishing Time Warp, we pedaled up the ~1,200 ft. climb from 4 Corners to Upper Lynx (Missing Link on the actual trail sign).

Not worth it at all! The upper section was so slow and awkward, especially just after riding Time Warp. Maybe a couple little parts that were cool, but that climb was wretched in the heat. We were hoping for a payoff that never came.

I'm actually a little perplexed that this trail has such high ratings, especially if people are riding Time Warp during the same ride.. Very possible the trail conditions made for the terrible experience, but Lower Lynx got back to being fun.

Skip it if you just did Time Warp.
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bkxc (Aug 9, 2022 at 19:26)
Trail Time Warp
Absolutely fantastic trail, even at the end of July when the rest of the mountain was in terrible shape. Psycho speeds, great scenery, lots and lots and lots of fun. I was skeptical about doing this and then having to pedal 4.5 miles on the dirt road to 4 Corners, but the pedal out is basically flat and no big deal. Plenty of braking bumps where there shouldn't be, plenty of dust, but there was plenty of traction and it felt pretty comfortable even at the crazy speeds. Do it!!
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kaiser-in-slo (Jun 22, 2022 at 13:30)
Fun, undulating, and smooth trail. Mostly level under the pines where you stay cool despite summer heat. Thank you RVMBA for maintaining such a great trail!
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mtbflauto (Sep 10, 2020 at 10:09)
chill trail after catwalk
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iangillespie (Jul 15, 2020 at 22:50)
Trail Time Warp
Trail work being done on the lower section.
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mtbflauto (Jun 11, 2020 at 9:58)
Trail Jabberwocky
Watch out for the steep bermed sections. They can be pretty slippery when there’s dust.
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Sarterfish (May 4, 2020 at 10:40)
Trail Jabberwocky
I cant remember EVER having more fun on a decent than my boys and I did on Jabberwocky!! Don't miss this trail if your'e in Ashland!!
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sswanso68 (Jun 12, 2019 at 14:04)
Trail Time Warp
6/12/19 - Attempted to ride but snow still present along ridge to the downhill turn so went back
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bhizzle81 (Sep 14, 2017 at 9:04)
Trail Jabberwocky
So fun and flowy even when it's dry (August)
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Best of Mt Ashland mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -4,622 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,987 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,609 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,988 ft
  • Grade
    -4.2%
  • Grade max
    -88.6%
  • Grade min
    48.7%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)
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