1.4 miles
215 ft
-508 ft
Avg time
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Caterpillar Trail Details

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  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
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    All Season
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The Caterpillar trail was built to be ridden in either direction. It connects the White Rabbit Trail and Toothpick. It is mainly ridden from the Toothpick trailhead and down towards the White Rabbit Trail parking lot. At Toothpick it begins with a short climb. Once at the top, the trail offers a smooth descending trail that has some small jumps and tight switchbacks.

It crosses the Ashland Loop Rd and side hills to the White Rabbit Trailhead. From there, Caterpillar turns left and descends through a well groomed, berm filled flow trail back to the White Rabbit Trail parking lot.

The trail offers plenty for riders ranging from beginners to experts.

Access Info

Starting at the White Rabbit Trail parking lot, pass through the locked gate and continue uphill on the Ashland Loop Rd. Approximately 1.5 miles up is the Toothpick trailhead and Lamb Mine trailhead area. Caterpillar begins on the west side of the road and goes back downhill towards the White Rabbit Trail parking lot.

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More Stats for Caterpillar Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -293 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,181 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,546 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,473 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,181 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,702 ft
  • Distance down
    5,101 ft
  • Distance flat
    537 ft
  • Avg time
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on Nov 27, 2016
Avg: 3 (4 votes)

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Caterpillar Trail Trail Reports

Nov 27, 2016 @ 3:49pm
Nov 27, 2016
The trail is running fast with great traction. The lower section has been worked on and is in good shape.
May 9, 2016 @ 9:47am
May 9, 2016
Apr 3, 2016 @ 4:59pm
Apr 3, 2016
Trail is open now. One large tree down on the upper portion.
Jan 3, 2016 @ 7:14pm
Jan 3, 2016
The upper portion is still closed and the snow is becoming slushy, making traction unpredictable.
Dec 30, 2015 @ 5:11am
Dec 30, 2015
Lower Caterpillar is still open, upper is closed. There is about 2" of snow on the trail.
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Dec 30, 2015 @ 5:16am
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Caterpillar Trail, Ashland
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Oct 6, 2015 @ 6:33am
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Caterpillar Trail, Ashland
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Oct 6, 2015 @ 6:32am
Oct 6, 2015
Caterpillar Trail, Ashland
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Oct 6, 2015 @ 6:25am
Oct 6, 2015
Caterpillar Trail, Ashland

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Caterpillar, Alice In Wonderland and a bit of BTI
8:42 | 22 | Apr 14, 2015 , Ashland
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