21 miles
Distance
4,396 ft
Climb
-8,992 ft
Descent
1 miles
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!

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Best of Mt Ashland mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -4,596 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,006 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,602 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,006 ft
  • Grade
    -4.217%
  • Grade max
    -75.791%
  • Grade min
    73.167%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,506 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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      Trail transparency
      136 | 1 faves
      1,357 | 1 comments | 5 faves
      318 | 1 comments
      Upper Lynx - Mount Ashland
      Upper Lynx - Mount Ashland
      trail: Upper Lynx
      6:22 | 22 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Sep 6, 2019
      Upper Lynx trail on Mount Ashland.
      Lower Lynx - Mount Ashland
      Lower Lynx - Mount Ashland
      trail: Lower Lynx
      4:28 | 13 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Sep 6, 2019
      Lower Lynx on Mount Ashland
      Lower Bull Gap
      Lower Bull Gap
      4:33 | 16 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Sep 6, 2019
      Lower Bull Gap on Mount Ashland, from the highest point on the trail down the front side.

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Time Warp
      Aug 26, 2019 @ 7:42pm
      Aug 26, 2019
      Fine loose gravel on the top alpine section, leading into dusty but grippy soil on the wooded section, all clear and fast top to bottom!
      Jabberwocky
      Aug 22, 2019 @ 10:23am
      Aug 22, 2019
      Lower Bull Gap
      Aug 2, 2019 @ 2:30pm
      Aug 2, 2019
      Catwalk Trail
      Jul 30, 2019 @ 2:15pm
      Jul 30, 2019
      Upper Lynx
      Jul 30, 2019 @ 2:15pm
      Jul 30, 2019
      more reports »
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