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Ashland Loop Road

Intermediate
 2.5 (4)

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


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Map Key

25.0

Miles

40.3

KM

Doubletrack

4,902' 1,494 m

High

2,194' 669 m

Low

2,921' 890 m

Up

2,915' 889 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

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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Shared By:

Peter Carse

Trail Ratings

  2.5 from 4 votes

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Photos

The start of Catwalk
May 26, 2014 near Ashland, OR
Smooth singletrack.
May 26, 2014 near Ashland, OR
Catwalk double. For alternate route stay right
May 26, 2014 near Ashland, OR
Welcome H2O along the Loop Rd #2060
Jun 23, 2014 near Ashland, OR
The uphill section
May 26, 2014 near Ashland, OR
Cruising up the Loop Road as it approaches Lamb Saddle
Jun 21, 2014 near Ashland, OR

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Apr 20, 2021
Julia H
Beautiful. if riding in April be prepared to dismount and hike your bike through sections of snow. 25mi — 2h 45m
Apr 15, 2020
Nick Giorgi
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