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Jabberwocky

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.2 mile 3.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 4' 1 m
Descent: -970' -296 m
High: 3,335' 1,017 m
Low: 2,370' 722 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Torsten Heycke

Swoopy, flowy, bermy, wide and long!

Torsten Heycke

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

This is a one-way downhill only biking trail.

Description

The new Jabberwocky opened in 2017 and starts at Caterpillar Crossing and flows right out of the Lizard trail.

This is a downhill-only, machine-built trail with some tight, steeply-bermed turns early on. This might scare off the beginner-intermediate crowd, but much of the rest of the trail is very rideable by most everyone (save for a couple of tight and steep wider turns in the middle).

The biggest challenge is when the trail gets dry and the decomposed granite turns to ball-bearings... every summer. Jabberwocky features several table-top jumps, some doubles and short rock sections. The trail is wide and forgiving for the most part and can be very fast. A brief flat section gives you a reprieve unless you're working on your Strava times, in which case you'll probably pedal.

Whether you ride up to earn your turns or take the shuttle up to Mt Ashland, this can be part of a very long descent that will leave you pleasantly exhausted.

This trail was designed in part by professional mountain bikers, working under the parameters of the Forest Service and the City of Ashland, and paid for by Ashland Woodlands and Trails Association (AWTA) with significant help from Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association (RVMBA) and a grant from REI.

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Apr 15, 2020
Nick Giorgi
Jul 13, 2019
Nick Giorgi
My cheeks hurt because I can't stop grinning.
Jun 28, 2019
Lyra Martin
Jun 18, 2019
Michelle Blackard
Apr 19, 2019
Tim Harrington
Dec 28, 2018
River Bradley
Dec 21, 2018
River Bradley
Dec 19, 2018
River Bradley

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  4.8 from 18 votes

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#312

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#7

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#312

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From the 2017 Ashland Spring Thaw Downhill. The winner was a designer of the Jabbewocky trail.
Jul 26, 2017 near Ashland, OR
Some Jabberwocky swoopy, flowy.
Aug 12, 2017 near Ashland, OR
More sweet turns
May 21, 2014 near Ashland, OR
Jabberwocky is an intermediate trail but can be ridden aggressively for a challenge.
Jul 26, 2017 near Ashland, OR

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