ElevationAscent: 1,087' 331 m
Descent: -1,087' -331 m
High: 399' 122 m
Low: 60' 18 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)
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Blue Ridge Loop
12.7 mi 20.4 km • Loop • 1,062 ft Ascent 323.6 m Ascent
Singletrack Bunker Hill, OR( 2 )
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“A good loop that covers all of Winchester's Northern Trails.”— David Hernandez
This trail has a steep climb up a trail made of cinder blocks before you pop out at a road. Head down the road and watch for Combat Wombat on the right. This is a fun trail that loops to a road. Head left and then take a left on the North Howling Connector.
A right turn into North Howling serves up a rolling climb that ends at a gravel road, riders have the option to do a quick little trail called Bobcat Trail (as mapped) or continue directly onto South Howling. South Howling is a fun trail that travels in and out of an old clear-cut before descending down some steep sections that can be slick when wet. Some users have cut different access points and shortcuts into South Howling, so be careful and use the MTB Project mobile app to navigate if you can. At the end of South Howling, there is an optional unnamed out-and-back trail that leads to somewhat of a pond.
From the end of South Howling, begin climbing the road to the left and watch for Skyline Trail on the right. After looping back to the road, take a right and climb a short distance before taking a left onto Bud Dry. There is an option on this trail to head to the road at the top, but this ride takes a left at the junction and descends on Bud Light. This puts you out just across the road from 8-Ball.
Ride 8-ball, which is one of the most rooty and technical trails at Winchester, and then head towards Stealth when you've finished. Stealth, like many trails, loops out and returns to the main road. After Stealth, head over and ride what's left of Flying W, which will return you to the main road. Take a left, which descends to a corner then begins to climb back toward the parking lot. Watch for a trail in the clear-cut on the left. This trail is Hanz, which marks the last trail of the ride.
At the end of Hanz, head south paralleling the highway back to the parking area.
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Dogs Allowed, Features, E-Bikes Allowed, History & Background
Jun 27, 2019: Summer Heat
May 20, 2019: TrailForks Update
May 15, 2019: Whiskey Chaser Results
Land Manager: Coos County Forest