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Toothpick

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Toothpick is part of the Ashland Trail System. It is not too steep or challenging. It is my favorite trail for pleasant riding, either up or down. If you are not looking for jumps or hairy switchbacks, Toothpick may be right for you. My 60 year old sensibilities love it. It twists through a beautiful forest traversing a steep mountainside. There''s a big drop-off on one side and a wall of forest on the other, but the trail itself is not very steep. This is also a favorite trail for hikers and dog-walkers, so take care and share the trail. Keep your speed under control when you are descending. Toothpick is just under a mile long and leaves you a long way from where you started. But the upper trailhead meets the Caterpiller and Lamb Mine trailheads, which are also both pretty easy and fun trails. It makes sense to ride one or both of them and then ride back down Toothpick to your starting point.
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Latitude
41.705728515237524
Longitude
-122.9150390625
Trail Directions
Stop by any bike shop or outdoor store in Ashland and pick up a copy of the "3D Topographic Mtn. Biking Map and Guide." This fabulous map shows 40 trails in Ashland, Brown Mountain (Lake of the Woods & Fish Lake), and the Applegate Lake areas. This the best 10 bucks you'll ever spend on mountain biking in the Ashland area. And 5% of the money goes to support trail building and maintenance.
Trail Length
.8 Miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Ashland
Zip/Postal Code
97520
Country
USA
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Review Date
February 19, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: nanceebee42 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
First of all, I am not a cyclist, I am a hiker. My friend and I, each with a dog on a leash, took this trail and were enjoying the beautiful scenery. Suddenly a cyclist came flying down the trail and we had to quickly pull our dogs out of the way and scramble up the steep side of the trail. The other side was a drop-off. We no sooner got back on the trail and here came 2 more cyclists. The lead cyclist did not have the courtesy to warn us of the ones behind him. In spite of the beauty of this trail, I doubt I will ever venture going on it again due to the rudeness of the cyclists.



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Review Date
September 21, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Dr Vega ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a lovely trail that is not too steep either going up or down. Lots of traffic on weekends, mostly hikers and dog-walkers, especially in the morning.

The trail is easy to pedal, but it is narrow and has a couple of tight corners. I'd rate it for an experienced beginner or intermediate rider. Most of the Ashland Trails are considerably more difficult, so Toothpick is a great trail for those graduating from logging roads to singletrack. Lamb Mine is similarly easy and Caterpiller is a bit more challenging.

Recommended Route:
Up or down, it's a great ride. I usually ride the round trip on Toothpick.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lamb Mine and Caterpiller are of similar difficulty. There are many other, more challenging trails in the Ashland Trail System. Get the 3D map.



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