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Ode To Joy - Silver Bullet

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 5.0 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An awesome, short loop on a popular, one-way, DH trail, using the old road back to the top!


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

2.0

KM

75%

Singletrack

1,184' 361 m

High

1,014' 309 m

Low

178' 54 m

Up

180' 55 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Overview

This loop uses an awesome DH trail Ode to Joy, with access to another singletrack, Mama Tried. Ode to Joy has bigger features and is twice as long as Mama Tried, making it a technical, double-black diamond.

Need to Know

Wet conditions make these trails really slick, as most features are hand made. They dry out after a couple of days of no rain. Please use judgment when considering riding wet to avoid damaging trails.

Description

Mama Tried can be ridden by beginners, or experienced riders, and is fun for both. Ode to Joy is much more technical. Experienced riders will enjoy this trail.

The trailhead is on the corner of a gravel road just north of the south staging/parking area on Carpenter Bypass Road. Ode to Joy is a downhill-only trail, consisting of singletrack and many features that require speed and skill to ride.

If the first feature is intimidating, this mild double-black diamond trail is not for you. The next trail to the north is Snake Path, which is not mapped here.

The next trail to the north of Snake Path is Mama Tried. This is a downhill-only flow track, which can be ridden by beginners as some features can be ridden around. At higher speeds, this trail becomes more technical.

If I had to rate this loop, I would rate it intermediate. All these trails end close to an old logging road (Silver Bullet), that returns you to the trailhead.

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Coltonpalmer

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Stroll down Ode to Joy!
May 4, 2019 near Cottage…, OR
Little air on Mama Tried
Jul 22, 2018 near Cottage…, OR
Sign for Mama Tried and Snake Path.
Jun 21, 2017 near Cottage…, OR
Entrance to Ode to Joy.
Jun 17, 2017 near Cottage…, OR
Start of Ode to Joy.
Jun 21, 2017 near Cottage…, OR

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Sep 25, 2020
Mike Dahlquist
Sep 14, 2018
Coty Sandfort
Sep 1, 2018
Coltonpalmer
Jun 16, 2018
Garret Venema
perfect conditions, trail is clean and flows like a mother*****! 10mi
May 28, 2018
Coltonpalmer
Jan 13, 2018
Andrew Portier
Dec 23, 2017
Coltonpalmer
Sep 17, 2017
Matt Rich
hangover cure ride with Dan and Brian. did a bunch of the trails, but really don't remember. shotgunned Rainiers together at the bottom before st... 8mi