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Funner-Tiddlywinks

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (93) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A perfect loop with every trail feature included. It's more than fun.


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Map Key

13.4

Miles

21.6

KM

100%

Singletrack

5,517' 1,682 m

High

4,503' 1,372 m

Low

1,143' 348 m

Up

1,143' 348 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

The Funner-Tiddlywinks loop is an amazing ride, in either direction. The most common route is up Funner and down Tiddlywinks. I recommend riding the loop in both directions as there are features of the trail that will be missed if you only ride it one way. New uphill routes have been added to both trails to accommodate the faster downhill sections.

Description

Start is from the unofficial 'green gate' parking turnout off of Cascade Lakes Highway (identified with 'P' symbol on the GPS track). Ride on the highway, and very soon look for the Storm King trail access to your left (no sign). This will lead you to the Funner-Tiddleywinks junction, head straight to access Tiddlywinks.

Tiddlywinks is a sweet, smooth trail, gradually gaining the elevation you'll lose descending Funner. As you ride up, you'll want to ride it in reverse too. After ~5 miles, you'll exit the forested trail into a level-ish clearing. There are a few technical rock sections, mostly doable. If I didn't already say it, it hurts to fall in the lava rock sections....they are sharp rocks that leave nasty scars on your body. After ~7 miles, you finish Tiddlywinks, cross the Wanoga Parking lot and continue on Funner. Get ready!

From the Wannoga Trailhead, ride the impeccably smooth, flowing trail. After ~2 miles, you'll embark on some of the super great rocky sections. More flow, then a skinny log ride or two, if you desire. Funner is 4.5 miles of fun. Mid-way through Funner, you reach a good amount of rocky technical and 3-4 big drops. In general, if you take the 'lefts' on Funner, it gets more technical, bigger drops. Hence, the 'rights' usually lead to an easier option. There are some serious drops on Funner....you might want to take a look at some before launching!

Funner ends at the intersection of Storm King and Tiddlywinks. Go left to access Storm King and get to your car. Head to one of the many breweries in Bend.

Alternate ride start from Wanago Sno-Park.

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Shared By:

Todd Wells

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  4.5 from 93 votes

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  4.5 from 93 votes
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Photos

Brian Lopes over the rock drop on Funner.
May 10, 2013 near Deschut…, OR
Paul Lacava on the Funner rock drop during the 2012 Oregon Enduro race.  Photo: Mike Albright
May 10, 2013 near Deschut…, OR
Having some fun on Funner, but it's even more fun to go down Tiddlywinks.
Aug 23, 2014 near Deschut…, OR
John Frey through a rock section on Funner during the 2012 Oregon Enduro series race.  Photo:  Mike Albright
May 10, 2013 near Deschut…, OR
Moderate drop, but smooth
Nov 16, 2012 near Deschut…, OR
Challenging elevated log ride
Nov 5, 2012 near Deschut…, OR

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Oct 19, 2020
Josh Golden Eagle
Oct 17, 2020
Sharon Hines-Ice
Oct 10, 2020
Sharon Hines-Ice
Oct 1, 2020
James Witowsky
Sep 8, 2020
Calvin Ou
Sep 5, 2020
Meredith Obendorfer
Super fun. Not too difficult save for the handful of gigantic rock features. 12.7mi
Aug 25, 2020
Chuckles McFicklestein
Rad descent, Funner as a climb is a bit monotonous but gets you to Tiddles just fine. "Technical" bits aren't as dynamic as you'd expect.
Jul 13, 2020
Jamie Umbras