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blue Ashland Loop Road

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25.0 mile 40.3 kilometer loop
Doubletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,921' 890 m
Descent: -2,915' -889 m
High: 4,902' 1,494 m
Low: 2,194' 669 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by Peter Carse

Tour the Ashland Watershed on this gated road open to bikes.

Peter Carse

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Description

This loop can be ridden in either direction. The climbing is steady for several miles, then it levels off as you cruise around the back of the watershed, crossing the east and west forks of Ashland Creek. Parking is near what is locally known as the "swim reservoir" at the top of Granite Street. If you ride clockwise, you share the route with cars as far as the White Rabbit Trailhead, a little over 2 miles. Riding counter-clockwise, the gate is reached within a few hundred yards.

Behind the gates, the road is infrequently used by vehicles transporting forest workers. The surface is smooth and sandy, providing a good alternative in wet weather. Most of the section between Four Corners and Horn Gap will be snow-covered in the winter. Many singletrack options exist, particularly on the eastern side of the loop.

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Dec 15, 2018
River Bradley
Oct 24, 2018
Erik Brown
Sep 13, 2018
Alex Caratti
3mi
Nov 25, 2017
Jen Everhard
Aug 22, 2017
Nitish Amin
10mi
Jul 18, 2017
Andrew Huie
Jun 3, 2017
Adam Bailey
Sep 10, 2016
David McMurray III
Finished bull gap to Lithia park, all smooth downhill

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