Alice in Wonderland - Trail, Ashland, Oregon

Alice in Wonderland - Trail, Ashland, Oregon

DESCRIPTION

smooth to nasty, good for full suspension and hardtails if you use strong tubes and soft shoch settings. not alot of jumps but the change in terrain can make you eat dirt real fast, There is a few hidden trails with a few stunts setup but i dont like to exploit this place after looking at the cover of the Aug issue of BIKE magazine

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 01, 2014]
deezus
Weekend Warrior

This trail system is a five all the way. I rode just part of it 4 corners and stayed to the right all the way down to the fire road. I inspected all the trail munitions and there are well kept. This trail system has something for every rider mountain and road, great place can't wait to go back and explore it all. In town at Ashland mountain adventures they have a shuttle to the top because this is definitely a downhill run. If your coming from i5 take Ashland mountain exit and drive all the way to the top and ride it down to town and shuttle back to the car or do it 2 car style.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 08, 2012]
quinnfilbey
Cross Country Rider

Let me start by saying that I started riding the trails in Ashland's watershed about a year ago when I was a novice XC rider on a hard tail with lousy front suspension. My first impression was that the main trails (like Alice) where exciting but sometimes to the degree of frantic mostly because sections where breaking is common needed more maintenance. Also, the "commonly used" trails are certainly more downhill style riding so I can see how XC riders are initially deterred. I have been mountain biking in Ashland at least once a week since then and my impression of what the Ashland watershed has to offer has greatly improved. If you're planning on exploring this area, know that there are great sections for all riders out there if you know where to look, that some downhill sections are unavoidable (but they are loads of fun if you give 'em a chance), that the "best route" greatly depends on the amount of traffic and weather conditions for each trail, that it is more scenic and flowy the higher you go, and that there is a lot to explore out there.

Customer Service

(full day event). Take your pick of the many ways to get to the Alice in Wonderland Trailhead and head up the fire road (about a mile?) past the intersection of Caterpillar and up to the trailhead of Lamb Mine and Toothpick. Head out Lamb Mine just for the hell out it (it is a short, flat section with a look at an old mine tunnel and a nice view of the watershed at the end. Have a snack, whatever. Back to the Lamb Mine and Toothpick trailhead. ride toothpick to the end. Again, toothpick is short and flat (mostly). Head (to the right) up the fire road until ten minutes after you think you made a wrong turn. It's a few miles. (Maybe hitch a ride with someone in a car). There should be a fork in the road; up and to the left is toward Bull Gap and to the right is four corners. If your are feeling good (and the weather has been real good) I would advise going a few more miles uphill toward Bull Gap. (Snow and down trees can be an issue anytime other than summer. most people are exhausted by now). Enjoy the trail down to four corners, Catwalk (quick left after trailhead for jumps), left on toothpick, Catpillar, unmarked trial below Cat @ intersection or AW to BTI.

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For XC-AM folk, go to the top of Lithia Park and veer right up the gated dirt road. Climb, climb, climb. There is a fork in the road- head right (away from Horn Gap). A few miles further, there will be a fork at a switchback. Go right (away from the switchback) and continue (downhill) until the road ends. There should be a single-track trial on your left and follow that into town.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 25, 2007]
jrahm
Cross Country Rider

This is a commentary on Ashland trails in general from a XC guy who is NOT a local (unlike the rest of the reviewers) after four annual visits and probably 150 miles. Ashland desperately needs a trail building/maintenance group, and for the most part I suggest they start over. There are a few isolated sections of buff singletrack, but generally what you will find is trails far too steep and gnarly to ride up, or even to ride down for that matter. You ride up on the road, and ride down the road too, with a few miles here and there of singletrack. The bike of choice is 5"+ FS, downhill geometry. Parts of Catwalk are practically too gnarly even to hike-a-bike. Trails appear to have been ridden into existence rather than designed, built, and maintained, and are in generally very poor shape due to erosion and abuse (heavy skidding). If you live in town I'm sure it beats watching tv, but Ashland is no MTB destination. Next year I will try some of the rides nearby but away from town.

Customer Service

Don't really have one. The winding asphalt back to town is fast, smooth, and fun...like the trails should be. If you are under 35, and have 5+" travel bike and a full set of armor you should catch a ride to the top of Mt. Ashland and ride from there.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 20, 2007]
anthony
Downhiller

it is one of the best trails to start out on because i started out on it and it worked me hard the first time and then i got good at that trail due to the sudden changes of terrain is what would make you a better begginer rider

Customer Service

i would go to four corners and drop down from there take Ridgeline i think that is what the name is

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 19, 2000]
Veeco

Excellent ride...Fast! if you want to... breaks off to a couple of other awsome trails...(BTI,WhiteRabbit)
Just tons of super technical fast kick ass trails.
Go to a local bike shop and ask if someone wants to go with you give them a ride to the top (in a car) and you'll be rewarded with some killer, fun dh runs.

Again be kind to what we have up there in the watershed...we'll find you and kill you if you misuse it...just be considerate of our souroundings.Thanks...enjoy.

Customer Service

go up toleman creek rd to the drop off point on the right, follow "Toothpick" trail to "2060 fire road" then take a right follow it down a few turns and break left up a little embankment. Follow the trail and across the road to another trail that eventually leads to lower "White Rabbit". Take a left at the "WhiteRabbit" intersection and follow that downhill to little parking lot...and accross to "Alice" Great trail network up in the watershed in Ashland...so much to ride! Be kind to what we have...The watershed is Ashlands crown jewel. Don't make us regret you being up there.

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Lots to ride...give yourself a few days to ride them all...maybe someone will take you to some secret trails down from Mt. Ashland in to Lithia Park. A nice 7-10 mile dh gide from the tip top of Mt "A" to the park all the way into downtown...then enjoy a beer on the creek at the Brew Pub outside. =)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 24, 2000]
Alley Cat

Burley ascent, about 3 mi.'s from where ever you start. Fire road gets boring - get a ride to the top if you can.
A lot of short but sweet steep downhill rides such as, White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts...etc. all short trails (less than 3 mi.)
Riding the whole loop can get boring due to the amount of fire road riding and the amount of braking on the downhill runs.
Watch the granitic sand when going downhill, it is very slippery and unforgiving to people who ride the brake.
You may not want to ride this if you dont like downhill or serious uphill because that is all that it is essentially. If you come from low elevation areas, <2000 ft., or have respiratory or heart problems take it slow or perhaps not at all. I have run into several tourists attempting the climb in the summer whom were unprepared and misinformed; so take it easy if youre not sure.

I ride it for exercise but it is probably more fun to hike it.

Customer Service

See others above.....

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Taylor Creek, close to Grants Pass.fun.****

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 11, 2000]
Drew

Cat walk is a soft and giving trail, make sure your tires are in good shape, so you don't slide, you are going to need it. There are a couple decent trails but don't look for something gnarly, but go looing for a good ride

Customer Service

Near the top of Tolman Creek road, four corners, there is a trailhead, Cat Walk, after about a 1/4 mile the is a branch where you can continue, or take a left onto Marty's trail, a local rider and MTB entusiast, if you continue on cat walk you come out on toothpick which takes you to the Ashland loop road, from there you can take one of about 30 trails

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Dark side of the moon, Alice in Wonderland, White Rabbit, VTR, Dan's trail, ect.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 10, 2001]
Muuqi

Short, very short. If you are into longer trails, take BTI at the end. It goes down to lithia park and is basicallt the same but it's steeper and longer. If you like lots of water bar jumps that are mid sized, take this trail. It is all downhill.

Customer Service

Head up morton, till you get to loop road. Continue up this till you pass a green gate and the grade levels out. There is a trail head on your left. This is it.

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Other trails are tooth pick (not good going from Tolman, but going down TO it), Contour, Cat Walk, White Rabbit (horrible), and Time Warp (the best)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 02, 2001]
Evan

its a great trail with terrain of all kind. It isnt that long but you can take other trails off it that will make the ride more enjoyable.

Customer Service

go up tolman creek road is a good paved way or a faster way is up a longing road 2060. once up there the trails are pretty easy to find.

Similar Products Used:

Whte rabbit, Dark side of the moon, BTI, Dans trail, tooth pick, Cheshire Cat and much more.

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RATING
4
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