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Alice in Wonderland

Average Rating:    (3.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

smooth to nasty, good for full suspension and hardtails if you use strong tubes and soft shoch settings. not alot of jumps but the change in terrain can make you eat dirt real fast, There is a few hidden trails with a few stunts setup but i dont like to exploit this place after looking at the cover of the Aug issue of BIKE magazine
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Latitude
45.1510532655634
Longitude
-114.169921875
Trail Directions
You'll have to either head up Ashland loop rd or Toleman Creek. there are some many trails up here that its kind of hard to really tell you. Off of Ashland Loop there are at least 10 sinle track routes either along the road or they start from it. The Loop Road goes for 28+ miles so you can imagine how many trails are there. hang with the locals and youll find out pretty quick how in shape you are since the nearest sinlge track is a 3-4 mile climb.
Trail Length
3-28+ miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Ashland
   


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Review Date
September 1, 2014

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: deezus ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail system is a five all the way. I rode just part of it 4 corners and stayed to the right all the way down to the fire road. I inspected all the trail munitions and there are well kept. This trail system has something for every rider mountain and road, great place can't wait to go back and explore it all. In town at Ashland mountain adventures they have a shuttle to the top because this is definitely a downhill run. If your coming from i5 take Ashland mountain exit and drive all the way to the top and ride it down to town and shuttle back to the car or do it 2 car style.



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Review Date
May 8, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: quinnfilbey ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Let me start by saying that I started riding the trails in Ashland's watershed about a year ago when I was a novice XC rider on a hard tail with lousy front suspension. My first impression was that the main trails (like Alice) where exciting but sometimes to the degree of frantic mostly because sections where breaking is common needed more maintenance. Also, the "commonly used" trails are certainly more downhill style riding so I can see how XC riders are initially deterred. I have been mountain biking in Ashland at least once a week since then and my impression of what the Ashland watershed has to offer has greatly improved. If you're planning on exploring this area, know that there are great sections for all riders out there if you know where to look, that some downhill sections are unavoidable (but they are loads of fun if you give 'em a chance), that the "best route" greatly depends on the amount of traffic and weather conditions for each trail, that it is more scenic and flowy the higher you go, and that there is a lot to explore out there.

Recommended Route:
(full day event). Take your pick of the many ways to get to the Alice in Wonderland Trailhead and head up the fire road (about a mile?) past the intersection of Caterpillar and up to the trailhead of Lamb Mine and Toothpick. Head out Lamb Mine just for the hell out it (it is a short, flat section with a look at an old mine tunnel and a nice view of the watershed at the end. Have a snack, whatever. Back to the Lamb Mine and Toothpick trailhead. ride toothpick to the end. Again, toothpick is short and flat (mostly). Head (to the right) up the fire road until ten minutes after you think you made a wrong turn. It's a few miles. (Maybe hitch a ride with someone in a car). There should be a fork in the road; up and to the left is toward Bull Gap and to the right is four corners. If your are feeling good (and the weather has been real good) I would advise going a few more miles uphill toward Bull Gap. (Snow and down trees can be an issue anytime other than summer. most people are exhausted by now). Enjoy the trail down to four corners, Catwalk (quick left after trailhead for jumps), left on toothpick, Catpillar, unmarked trial below Cat @ intersection or AW to BTI.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
For XC-AM folk, go to the top of Lithia Park and veer right up the gated dirt road. Climb, climb, climb. There is a fork in the road- head right (away from Horn Gap). A few miles further, there will be a fork at a switchback. Go right (away from the switchback) and continue (downhill) until the road ends. There should be a single-track trial on your left and follow that into town.



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Review Date
September 25, 2007

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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1.00 of 5, 6.00 votes

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Reviewed by: jrahm ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a commentary on Ashland trails in general from a XC guy who is NOT a local (unlike the rest of the reviewers) after four annual visits and probably 150 miles. Ashland desperately needs a trail building/maintenance group, and for the most part I suggest they start over. There are a few isolated sections of buff singletrack, but generally what you will find is trails far too steep and gnarly to ride up, or even to ride down for that matter. You ride up on the road, and ride down the road too, with a few miles here and there of singletrack. The bike of choice is 5"+ FS, downhill geometry. Parts of Catwalk are practically too gnarly even to hike-a-bike. Trails appear to have been ridden into existence rather than designed, built, and maintained, and are in generally very poor shape due to erosion and abuse (heavy skidding). If you live in town I'm sure it beats watching tv, but Ashland is no MTB destination. Next year I will try some of the rides nearby but away from town.

Recommended Route:
Don't really have one. The winding asphalt back to town is fast, smooth, and fun...like the trails should be. If you are under 35, and have 5+" travel bike and a full set of armor you should catch a ride to the top of Mt. Ashland and ride from there.



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Review Date
April 2, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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2.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Evan , from ashland

Summary:
its a great trail with terrain of all kind. It isnt that long but you can take other trails off it that will make the ride more enjoyable.

Recommended Route:
go up tolman creek road is a good paved way or a faster way is up a longing road 2060. once up there the trails are pretty easy to find.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Whte rabbit, Dark side of the moon, BTI, Dans trail, tooth pick, Cheshire Cat and much more.



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Review Date
January 10, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Muuqi , from Ashland

Summary:
Short, very short. If you are into longer trails, take BTI at the end. It goes down to lithia park and is basicallt the same but it's steeper and longer. If you like lots of water bar jumps that are mid sized, take this trail. It is all downhill.

Recommended Route:
Head up morton, till you get to loop road. Continue up this till you pass a green gate and the grade levels out. There is a trail head on your left. This is it.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Other trails are tooth pick (not good going from Tolman, but going down TO it), Contour, Cat Walk, White Rabbit (horrible), and Time Warp (the best)



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