Catwalk - Trail, Ashland, Oregon

Catwalk - Trail, Ashland, Oregon

DESCRIPTION

lots of tricks and fast single track with no level track...very sneaky, fast with little to no side to side clearance...Ride up it first then down...I guarentee that you wreck!

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 22, 2014]
Tobe Eaner
Cross Country Rider

Have been in Ashland for two weeks thus far - for work. Have ridden this trail and most all of the Watershed area, as well as a couple trails in Grants Pass area. If you have nothing else to do, this area will at least keep you pedaling - mostly up hill on pavement. The trails are short (1-4) miles, not at all technical, flowy, or challenging, save for the constant paved climbs, and generally frustrating "network" of what appear to be walking trails throughout the paved neighborhoods. Due to the tiny steep mounds referred to as mountains in this area, most riding is very short shuttles through neighborhoods. Shuttle service is provided at a seemingly exorbitant price by a local shop. $15 to the top of Mt. Ashland, for a 5 miles ride down, on very easy trails not worth $15.
If you're in Oregon and have the time, I'd go to Utah or Colorado - but seriously, the riding here leaves a lot to be desired. I give the locals and IMBA credit for trying, but as many of the other reviews written by folks like me, from out of town, the riding is a bust.

Customer Service

Whatever route gets you to Utah or Colorado the fastest. And make a stop at Tahoe on your way.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 03, 2013]
Steve
Weekend Warrior

Fast - Flowing - Up & Down - Narrow - ST :....... Catwalk is a very narrow advanced single tack ..... ( an intermediate can negotiate it at slow speed just watch for hidden natural tree root drop off / roll overs........ You 'can' take a HT or XC bike down CW but it's not recommended as the other trails above CW are more DH and tech oriented......... NOTE: i am an only intermediate and have have been doing CW every day this past week at a modest pace on an AM - Maverick ML8 with 6" front travel ( no yard sales 'yet' lol ) ......... CW has tight nicely berm'ed down hill switch backs ,( sadly > lots of loose pow and brake bump - ruts in Summer ) lots of awesome up and down and up and down pure flow with only 1 small 50 ft section that You have to actually peddle ( unless your Xpert then You peddle like hell anyways ) ......... CW terminates at another ST to the left - go left and keep up the Joy Joy......... CW is part of the 'lower' trail system below 5000ft down Mnt Ashland and so CW is only part of your AM- DH experience....... Best time to do Mnt Ashland and CW is May when its moist and B 4 the Xperts rut it all up........ No one hardly does CW alone, because You can ride 2 to 5 ST trails on one epic ( see recommended route below )

Customer Service

Take AMA = Ashland Mountain Adventures 15 passenger van shuttle service up to the top of Mnt A at 6,500ft at the ski chalet ( learn from the locals as You shuttle with us , lot's of Xpert and Pro local riders take the AMA shuttle , they will style You out , make new friends and point You in the right DH direction, 3 opptons from the top of Mnt Ashland > 1) Xpert called Time Warp, 2) Kind of 'advanced' called Bull Gap, 3) Beginner called Tolman Creek / 2080 .....PEACE

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Oct 06, 2009]
bikehugger
Weekend Warrior


Thought that the ride was really nice. Lots of technical stuff that can be blown through on a nice dry day. Beautiful packed dirt compared to the stuff up at Tahoe.











Customer Service

Have somebody drop you off at Toothpick trail at the top of Tolman Creek Road cause it was a very long ride up to the trail head from the bottom of the I-5. Yeah, long.....

Similar Products Used:

Timewarp, White Rabbit, and Mad HAtter.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Nov 02, 2007]
c25porter
Weekend Warrior

Advanced single track with stunts and jumps. From bridge drops to good size doubles and some hang over the bike tire rocky decents, this can be fast and challenging, but can be taken slow. Not a trail for cross country bikes. Only one way to get to the trail head. Turn off of siskyou blvd. and head up Tolman creek road. about three miles up there is a small trailhead that can get you to the bottom of catwalk in about 0.2 miles. Other wise keep going up Tolman creek, the road turns into a dirt fire road, you can follow it up to Mt. Ashland. There is a fork in the road that allows you to either turn left and go through a gate or keep going to the right and end up at a well marked trail head for catwalk, with ample parking. You can walk/ride back up route 2060, but it is a steep part of the fire road.

Customer Service

Stick to the right for most of the forks, otherwise you will end up on route 2060.

Similar Products Used:

For a longer ride continue on through onto Toothpick then Catepilar (goes up just a little) then follow on to Alice in Wonderland by going mostly straight, toward the end follow to the left to end up on BTI. You end up at the top of Lithia park, where you can have another car waiting.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 19, 2000]
Veeco

"Cat walk" is now called "cat highway" since the trail people did work on it. They made it wider and less technical but now it's smooth and FAST! Some jumps are popping up and this trail is great. you can link up to any number of great trails form there.
easy for begginers if you take it slow, but hard for experts if you charge it, go fast...great trail for everyone.
The only reason i only gave it 4 stars is because it's not "Time Warp" :)

Customer Service

come down from "4 corners" and hang a right take the lower or the two trails (upper being "Marty's run") lower going to "cat walk" which links to the middle of "toothpick". take a left on toothpick and go to 2060. Take a left and continue on to "white rabbit", "BTI", "Alice" Or go up the hill in the parking lot to the top and take "ridge run" down...not for the faint of heart...verry steep dh.

Similar Products Used:

try and find someone that will take you down

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 31, 2000]
Jeff

Personally this ones funner going up, if you are into the uphills (or of course the up/down combo). Coming down this sucker, I surely recommend charging it hard, there are a few hairpins/switchbacks you got to take er easy on, but especially the first sect and once you are over the walk! Not for the weak!

Customer Service

Definitely take toleman creek road, not to bad of an uphill, very constant. When you get to the mining area cut off to the right up the forest road, in about a 3/4 mile it will turn into single track, all up from there. This eventually connects back up with Toleman, stick with this for a little, then take a left onto toothpick (there is a parking area on the left side). Up this for about a mile or so, once it flattens out, look closely off to your left and there is catwalk (cathighway), absolutely a great tech uphill and a great warmup. Cruise up this till you get to 4 corns, from there it's up to you.

Similar Products Used:

Definitely recommend Horn Gap, nice tech, tight single track that you can charge.....Hitt rd is also a killer one, just make sure your tire presh isn't to high, or else sure to blow a tube. Also alice, yellow brick rd, are alright. There are plenty of opps in the ashland area, definitely worth checking out, talk to any local rider, or shop for an ?'s.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Dec 06, 2000]
Muuqi

Well, this trail is getting better since the peace corps or someone did work on it. There are now a few jumps if you know where to find them, but nothing huge. If you're wondering, the Pepsi jump sucks! No offense to Dan, Morgan, Mike, or anyone else who thinks it's huge ar assisted in the building of it.This trail is also just called 4 corners trail by some.

Customer Service

See other's above

Similar Products Used:

Time warp...the best! Better than cat walk by a long shot...

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 25, 2001]
singlespeedslayer

Fun, fast, switch backs, not very steep, some fun tech. shit, blah biddy blah blah, basicly its the near very bottom of a ride you start at TIME WARP (the best trail in ashland) and its a fun little connector piece, nuff said

Customer Service

Im not local enough to tell anyone how to get there

Similar Products Used:

TIME WARP, the mother of all trails (for any dicipline of rider, espicially the gravitationally gifted)

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 12, 2002]
Shawn

Nice ride up, hell of a ride down!! Lots of tight turns and technical lines... a great trail!

Customer Service

I like riding up tollman creek road to toothpick. From there, proceed to catwalk which is going to be on the left.

Similar Products Used:

Upper and lower contour, alice, BTI, Bull Gap, Hit Road, Trail to no where.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Dec 21, 2002]
Michael

Trail is very do-able uphill and down, at fast speeds on the descent too...sorry to all the long travel locals who get mad if an XC geek can keep up on a descent...

Customer Service

Ride up the Ashland loop road to white rabbit, then take rabbit hole through to the saddle, then up caterpillar to lamb saddle, then prceed to go down toothpick until you hit the jump (and slam into the tree about 15 feet in front of it if you don't pay attention) then go past the large tree and go to your right when you hit a trail fork. Ride up the trail without dabbing, and earn the right to come back down, watch out for downhillers

Similar Products Used:

Anything you can find and ride. Trail isn't for rookies, but if you have a few epics behind you and feel confident in your ablilities, then go for it. I recommend the route mentioned above plus hitting Alice and BTI on the way back down the mountain.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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