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Catwalk

Average Rating:    (3.56 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

lots of tricks and fast single track with no level track...very sneaky, fast with little to no side to side clearance...Ride up it first then down...I guarentee that you wreck!
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Latitude
42.06560675405716
Longitude
-122.87109375
Trail Directions
take Ashland Loop RD up past white rabbit trailhead...1/2 mile past youll get to toothpick. Very fast ride! youll get to a huge jump with no lip and about 100 yards past youll see a trail to your right. ride up this sucker without tapping, you can't. I almost ended up in the hospital riding down this trail.
Trail Length
2?
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Ashland
   


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Review Date
April 22, 2014

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Tobe Eaner ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Have been in Ashland for two weeks thus far - for work. Have ridden this trail and most all of the Watershed area, as well as a couple trails in Grants Pass area. If you have nothing else to do, this area will at least keep you pedaling - mostly up hill on pavement. The trails are short (1-4) miles, not at all technical, flowy, or challenging, save for the constant paved climbs, and generally frustrating "network" of what appear to be walking trails throughout the paved neighborhoods. Due to the tiny steep mounds referred to as mountains in this area, most riding is very short shuttles through neighborhoods. Shuttle service is provided at a seemingly exorbitant price by a local shop. $15 to the top of Mt. Ashland, for a 5 miles ride down, on very easy trails not worth $15.
If you're in Oregon and have the time, I'd go to Utah or Colorado - but seriously, the riding here leaves a lot to be desired. I give the locals and IMBA credit for trying, but as many of the other reviews written by folks like me, from out of town, the riding is a bust.

Recommended Route:
Whatever route gets you to Utah or Colorado the fastest. And make a stop at Tahoe on your way.



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Review Date
August 3, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Steve ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Fast - Flowing - Up & Down - Narrow - ST :....... Catwalk is a very narrow advanced single tack ..... ( an intermediate can negotiate it at slow speed just watch for hidden natural tree root drop off / roll overs........ You 'can' take a HT or XC bike down CW but it's not recommended as the other trails above CW are more DH and tech oriented......... NOTE: i am an only intermediate and have have been doing CW every day this past week at a modest pace on an AM - Maverick ML8 with 6" front travel ( no yard sales 'yet' lol ) ......... CW has tight nicely berm'ed down hill switch backs ,( sadly > lots of loose pow and brake bump - ruts in Summer ) lots of awesome up and down and up and down pure flow with only 1 small 50 ft section that You have to actually peddle ( unless your Xpert then You peddle like hell anyways ) ......... CW terminates at another ST to the left - go left and keep up the Joy Joy......... CW is part of the 'lower' trail system below 5000ft down Mnt Ashland and so CW is only part of your AM- DH experience....... Best time to do Mnt Ashland and CW is May when its moist and B 4 the Xperts rut it all up........ No one hardly does CW alone, because You can ride 2 to 5 ST trails on one epic ( see recommended route below )

Recommended Route:
Take AMA = Ashland Mountain Adventures 15 passenger van shuttle service up to the top of Mnt A at 6,500ft at the ski chalet ( learn from the locals as You shuttle with us , lot's of Xpert and Pro local riders take the AMA shuttle , they will style You out , make new friends and point You in the right DH direction, 3 opptons from the top of Mnt Ashland > 1) Xpert called Time Warp, 2) Kind of 'advanced' called Bull Gap, 3) Beginner called Tolman Creek / 2080 .....PEACE



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Review Date
November 2, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: c25porter ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Advanced single track with stunts and jumps. From bridge drops to good size doubles and some hang over the bike tire rocky decents, this can be fast and challenging, but can be taken slow. Not a trail for cross country bikes. Only one way to get to the trail head. Turn off of siskyou blvd. and head up Tolman creek road. about three miles up there is a small trailhead that can get you to the bottom of catwalk in about 0.2 miles. Other wise keep going up Tolman creek, the road turns into a dirt fire road, you can follow it up to Mt. Ashland. There is a fork in the road that allows you to either turn left and go through a gate or keep going to the right and end up at a well marked trail head for catwalk, with ample parking. You can walk/ride back up route 2060, but it is a steep part of the fire road.

Recommended Route:
Stick to the right for most of the forks, otherwise you will end up on route 2060.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
For a longer ride continue on through onto Toothpick then Catepilar (goes up just a little) then follow on to Alice in Wonderland by going mostly straight, toward the end follow to the left to end up on BTI. You end up at the top of Lithia park, where you can have another car waiting.



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Review Date
December 21, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Michael , from Ashland-ish

Summary:
Trail is very do-able uphill and down, at fast speeds on the descent too...sorry to all the long travel locals who get mad if an XC geek can keep up on a descent...

Recommended Route:
Ride up the Ashland loop road to white rabbit, then take rabbit hole through to the saddle, then up caterpillar to lamb saddle, then prceed to go down toothpick until you hit the jump (and slam into the tree about 15 feet in front of it if you don't pay attention) then go past the large tree and go to your right when you hit a trail fork. Ride up the trail without dabbing, and earn the right to come back down, watch out for downhillers

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Anything you can find and ride. Trail isn't for rookies, but if you have a few epics behind you and feel confident in your ablilities, then go for it. I recommend the route mentioned above plus hitting Alice and BTI on the way back down the mountain.



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Review Date
October 12, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Shawn , from Ashland

Summary:
Nice ride up, hell of a ride down!! Lots of tight turns and technical lines... a great trail!

Recommended Route:
I like riding up tollman creek road to toothpick. From there, proceed to catwalk which is going to be on the left.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Upper and lower contour, alice, BTI, Bull Gap, Hit Road, Trail to no where.



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