13.1 miles
Distance
696 ft
Climb
-5,126 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Overview
You get variety and vertical from this ride, with over 5K’ of descending though classic Southern Oregon singletrack. The end of the route drops you into the picturesque heart of Ashland, where you can either roll to a café or brewpub, or, if your schedule permits, head up for another lap.

Route Details
It is possible to climb doubletrack to the top of this ride but the shuttle is quick and convenient. Don’t worry, though, there is still about 1,000 feet of climbing sprinkled throughout the route to keep you honest.

While there are several routes down the mountain, the most popular one follows the renown Ashland Super D route. Starting at the parking lot of Mt. Ashland ski resort, the first couple miles of Upper Bull Gap are doubletrack but the singletrack soon appears with a vengeance on Lower Bull Gap. Fast, flowing trails punctuated by berms, roots, and rocks reward airtime and confidence as the trail runs into Upper and then Lower Lynx.

You’ll pop into a small parking lot and then drop immediately into Catwalk, which ups the fun factor with jumps and side hits along the backslope. Bang a left onto Toothpick Trail and then roll up the start of Caterpillar for more high-speed twists and turns.

The newly redeveloped Jaberwocky Trail is a testament to the persistence and skill of local trail builders and it allows wide-open rollicking through the forest as you approach town. Jumps, berms, and rollers can be ridden at whatever speed you like (or dare). Get it all out of your system, though, because once it’s over you’re back on mixed-use trails so be courteous to other users as you roll through the neighborhood into downtown. Now comes the most difficult decision of the day: microbrew or one more time from the top?

Riding Season
The lower portion of the trail system enjoys a long season thanks to the dry Southern Oregon climate. The opening of the upper trailhead at Mt. Ashland ski resort depends on the snowpack, which varies greatly year-to-year. The mountain biking season is typically late spring through late fall; early-winter dustings at higher elevations are prized as they can melt quickly and bring back the tack.

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crisa531 (Sep 10, 2021 at 19:19)
 What is a reason this is rated Black Diamond when the trails are green and blue. Thank you.
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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
    Moderate
More Stats for Mt. Ashland Super D shuttle mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -4,429 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,141 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,570 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,142 ft
  • Grade
    -6.4%
  • Grade max
    -54.6%
  • Grade min
    30.2%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,228 ft
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Catwalk Catwalk
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Good weekend with lots of laps.
Upper Lynx - Mount Ashland
Upper Lynx - Mount Ashland
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Upper Lynx trail on Mount Ashland.
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Lower Lynx on Mount Ashland

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Catwalk Trail
Oct 9, 2021 @ 10:46am
Oct 9, 2021
Lower Bull Gap
Oct 7, 2021 @ 3:39pm
Oct 7, 2021
Downed tree
Lower Lynx
Aug 8, 2021 @ 10:51am
Aug 8, 2021
Upper Lynx
Jul 30, 2021 @ 10:47am
Jul 30, 2021
Caterpillar Trail
May 31, 2021 @ 7:01am
May 31, 2021
Holes beginning to form in the berms.
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