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Bushwacker at Tish Tang

Average Rating:    (4.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

This trail is a piece of dung! The "bushwacker" is not just a clever name, but bushes literally rape you as you ride down the trail, following a 3500 ft climb. The views at the top of the climb are amazing, just watch out for bushes and loose rocks on the trail. The logging roads are very confusing so pay attention to where you are going, or you WILL get lost.
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Latitude
40.88652440805989
Longitude
-123.97109985351562
Trail Directions
In six rivers national park The Bushwacker is a serious cross country ride over 22 miles. From Horse Linto Campground ascend 1/10 of a mile and take the road to the right (FS 7N30) that says Groves Prairie. Cross the cement bridge (and pass Horse Linto Interpretive Trails) and continue to climb. After a 34 mile steep grunt the trail begins to level off and will turn into broken pavement. Mile markers will be present in the form of spray-painted numbers on the road. Shortly after mile marker 8 you will come to a fork in the road. Take the broken asphalt road that is on the left and downhill. After a mile or so you will pass a Sign that reads Dead End/Horse Linto Creek. Don't panic, that sign is for four wheel drive vehicles, you are on the right track. Now you will find out how this one got its name. In 3 miles you will cross 3-4 creeks (plan on getting wet) and have to work your way through some brush. Most of the trail is ridable. Watch out for poison oak growing by the sides of the creeks. After your 3rd or 4th crossing (depending on the time of year you do the ride), you will come out on an old logging road. Stay on the most worn trail for a 2-3 mile gradual climb. This will top out on FS 8NO3. Turn to the left for the reward, a 10+ mile downhill into Horse Linto Campground. If you like, you can hook up with FS 10NOK (7 miles downhill and a right turn) and do the downhill pan of the Tish Tang Loop to finish this great ride. To reach the trailhead, follow US101 north to Arcata. Head east on SR299 and follow signs toward Big Foot Country Club but do not turn into Big Foot Avenue. Continue straight following main road put all dwellings, cross Cedar Creek and continue on main road to brown Forest Service sign indicating direction to Horse Linto Campground. Go straight onto FS 8NO3 and continue to Horse Linto Campground.
Trail Length
22miles
Trail Level
Extreme
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
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Review Date
April 30, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: chrisdabiker ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Climb on a logging road and descend on ST.

See my review complete with map, GPS tracks and waypoints here:
http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=396279

Recommended Route:
http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=396279

Other recommended trails in the same area:
South Fork Trinity River Trail:

http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=390780



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Review Date
January 12, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: dipster1 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I parked at Horse Lito CG and road up the FR up Tish Tang Ridge. The climb is a middle ring grade, about 7 or 8 miles with fairly dense forest cover, except for a few clear cuts. The trail I took back down was just below the ridge road. When I road this trail there was a trail crew working on clearing the trail. Ran into 3 motorcycles on the trail and the trail appears to get used regularly by them but is still holding up. This area is fairly remote, steep canyons and has great views.

Recommended Route:
Ride up tish tang ridge on the forest road for about 7 or 8 miles. Look for the single track below you on the way up. Take the single track back down.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lots of forest roads to ride.



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Review Date
December 10, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Kelley , from Arcata

Summary:
This was a beautiful ride. The uphill, although quite long, has a wonderfully consistent grade, so you can pick a gear and zen-out. Also, the views are expansive. We went in December, so the temperature was cool - perfect for climbing. And the trail drains well, so riding in the rain or just after is fine. I've heard it can get pretty damn hot during the summer, so be prepared. There are many fantastic single-track descent options, so arm yourself with some knowledge of the trails before you go. Ask around in the bike shops in Arcata for information about the trail. Enjoy.

Recommended Route:
Bring a map or bring someone who has done the Tish Tang before. After parking at Horse Linto Campground, ascend the obvious fire trail. Numerous trails descend from the main fire trail - know which to take.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Couch Trail, etc.



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Review Date
February 10, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Ldog , from Arcata

Summary:
This trail is seriously in the middle of nowhere which makes the grade A trail found here very amazing. This is fast singletrack, nothing to gnarly just fast as hell, the downhill course is very steep. Best trails in Humboldt county that I've ridden to date.

Recommended Route:
Climb the 3 grand plus trail to the top and then ride phat singletrack downhill (you better get a map or good diredtions).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
nearer the coast, ask a local



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Review Date
August 1, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Ben Montoya , from used to live in Arcata

Summary:
Just a minor disagreement with the previous review. I wouldn't put the skill level required for this ride anywhere close to extreme. It is a lungbuster from hell on the climb, and the DH is great, (highly recommend the Tish Tang portion-AND the race, if you're around during July). I have been on trails that are ten times harder in the area, where you fear severe dismemberment many times per minute. This trail is tough, but not THAT tough. Don't be discouraged, but DO keep your eyes open because it IS easy to get lost.
Have fun...
Ben

Recommended Route:
Directions are covered well in previous review.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
be creative-let us know about it...



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