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Classic Mt. Ashland Jabberwocky Shuttle

The classic Mt. Ashland shuttle run still delivers the goods!

Mountain Biking Difficult

28 km
314 m
1.7 km
1-2 hrs
Low Point
570 m
High Point
2 km
Classic Mt. Ashland Jabberwocky Shuttle Map

Mt. Ashland is a paradise for enduro riders looking to rip endless shuttle runs. The classic Mt. Ashland shuttle run has been popular for many years, but it still reigns as a top-tier mountain bike ride with over a vertical mile of elevation loss.


The classic route follows Upper Bull Gap -> Lower Bull Gap -> Upper Lynx -> Lower Lynx -> Catwalk -> Toothpick -> Caterpillar -> Lizard -> Jabberwocky -> Waterline. Then, the route follows roads into the town of Ashland, and a combination of bike path and roads to return to Ashland Mountain Adventures, the local shuttle company of note.

The classic shuttle is a mostly-smooth romp down singletrack with a decomposed granite surface. The decomposed granite makes for loose, squirrely handling in places, especially when it's been a while since the last rain, but there are few substantial obstacles to give you pause. The biggest rocks on this route are found on Lynx (AKA Missing Links), and some of these sections might warrant a black diamond rating. A few of the boulder moves can be awkward, and a few can be hucked, but there are also either lines through the tech. But taken all together, this route gets a "difficult" FATMAP rating.

The upper trails are fast and wide open, with a few sections of climbing mixed in. The towering trees and fast trails are classic Oregon high altitude riding, which shows you just how tall Mt. Ashland towers over the valley below.

Lynx checks the technical rock garden box, and then lower down, Lizard and Jabberwocky provide the requisite flow. While the upper trails are classic singletrack, lower down, you'll rail through berms and over tabletops and drops. Lizard especially is an excellent machine built flow trail, with the classic Jabberwocky offering an old school flow experience. Jabberwocky is the namesake trail that everyone refers to, but it's just one portion of the overall experience.

While some of the trails on Mount Ashland haven't aged as well as others, the shuttle options here are simply world-class. This route is just the start... once you begin exploring, you'll uncover a plethora of alternative options!



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between June and October


  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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