20.6 miles
2,245 ft
-6,868 ft
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.
Route Supporters
Local Trail Association
Local trail association
Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association (rvmba.org)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
donate to earn trail karma!

17 Reviews & Comments

We hope you've been enjoying Trailforks!

Create a FREE account to view route comments and much more.


  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
  • Ridelogs
More Stats for Best of Mt Ashland mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    3 hr 24 min
  • Altitude change
    -4,622 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,987 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,609 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,988 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Partial
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Contribute Details
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
Max Vehicle Width
US Cell Coverage
cell carrier legend

Radar Time
x Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
  • Snowmobile
Winter Trails
Warning A routing network for winter maps does not exist. Selecting trails using the winter trails layer has been disabled.
x Missing Trails
Most Popular
Least Popular
Trails are colored based on popularity. The more popular a trail is, the more red. Less popular trails trend towards green.
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
Trails are shown in grey.
Only show trails with NO bikes.

Save the current map location and zoom level as your default home location whenever this page is loaded.

Trail transparency
1,967 | 1 comments | 6 faves

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Toothpick Trail
May 17, 2024 @ 7:07am
May 17, 2024
Caterpillar Trail
May 17, 2024 @ 7:07am
May 17, 2024
Upper Missing Link Trail
May 17, 2024 @ 7:07am
May 17, 2024
Lower Missing Link Trail
May 17, 2024 @ 7:07am
May 17, 2024
Really nice
Lizard Trail
May 17, 2024 @ 7:07am
May 17, 2024
more reports »
  • By cmcquade & contributors
  • #15309 - 8,258 views