E-bikes NOT allowed on Dinah Moe Humm
Dinah Moe Humm was created to connect the Wanoga trails (from the Kiwa and Tyler’s junction) with the Edison Lava Trail and beyond. Kent Howes was a key designer and builder on this trail and worked to get this trail designated as an Oregon Scenic Trail soon after completion. The trail is more of a XC trail compared to some of the other Wanoga trails, and has one decent climb/decent along the way with some great views of Bachelor and a bench at the summit.
This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.
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TONS of downed trees, and logging debris. When riding from Wanoga snow park towards Kiwa, the first few miles of flatter terrain have a lot of logging debris – in several cases the trail is completely covered and not visible at all. Has to be walked. As you get into the tighter singletrack and the twistier climbing, then you get downed trees. There were too many to count (I’m thinking 20+?). There was one corner that was really bad, with 3 downed trees. Had to sort of slide my bike and crawl under, etc. Other than that, with the rain that was coming down, the dirt was great :)
Note, I reported on TrailForks too, and that has pictures of it: https://www.trailforks.com/report/2226244/
Gary M. of COTA has cleared the trees within 2 miles of Edison Snopark. The USFS is scheduled to clear the rest on Thursday the 16th.
Dinah Moe Humm is now open again. Logging operations have been suspended until a later date.
Several trees down riding from Edison. Used my handsaw to clear everything up until the 2 mi point. Looks like a chainsaw will be needed beyond there.
Rode DMH on 10/1 from Edison and continued on to Tyler’s down to Conklin Rd. Both trails are in great shape with no blow downs on DMH. A few corners on TT that are blown out but great fall riding.
Three trees down at the west end of the trail at approx. 1.25mi, 2.25mi, and 2.5mi from the edison t.h.
Riding as well as I have ever seen on this trail. Berms are in great shape and not dusted out. Some logging activities have opened up sections. Very easy to see the 2 mid-trail rock rolls and hit them with speed. No snow or puddles all the way up to Kiwa/Tyler’s junction.
There are a few very loose sandy corners at the bottom of some fast downhills on the eastern half of the trail. Caution, or you will may go down hard. (I came close but stayed upright.) Sand from the last big rain event settled out in a few places needing better drainage.
I rode DMH this afternoon out n back from Edison to Kiwa. Only 3 blowdowns that will need to be cut out. The logging damage is minimal and they repaired the tread where needed. They raked the tread throughout the cut area and added some drains. Yes, the vistas are more expansive but only in a few spots.
Trail is now open for business per USFS.
Be advised loggers made a huge mess about 2.5 miles from the Edison side. This section is where the trail parallels NF-110 so until it’s cleaned up better to ride the forest road. First mile or so is snow free but still about a week out until I would consider it rideable.
Dinah Moe Humm is going to be closed for logging. Don’t know the specifics of the closure yet. The USFS just sent us a KML and it covers pretty much 100% of this trail.
Kudos to the trail gnomes. The track is is perfect condition, even with the rain. Great day for a ride.
The snowbrush are absolutely stunning (and aromatic) on the butte. Glorious day!
Cleared of trees by the amazing Ryan Peterson. Thanks!
Rode .8 miles up before snow got too deep. Some drifts still 2-3 feet. Trail is dry between snow patches. I cleared three trees, but there are two that will need cutting, about 6 and 12 inches diameter. One of the down trees was a “Y” sign tree.
Rode this on Saturday morning. Trail was in perfect conditions from Edison up to TT intersection. Even had some frost on the track in the trees. Great fall time riding.
Brief mission this morning reveals mushy snow at .37 miles up the hill from Edison. The parallel road is covered too with no space to ride around.
Deadfall 100% cleared and just a couple snow patches left that are easily rideable on any size MTB tire
I rode the entire trail from Edison to Kiwa on the fatbike today. 95% rideable with mostly hero dirt although still several patches of rideable crusty snow. The only section unrideable is the switchbacks in the woods after the summit. I tried to venture in there but lost the trail in 2-3′ of snow. So instead I just backtracked and rode/(un!)controlled slid down the dirt road to bypass the switchbacks – about 200 yards. There are three trees down (2 are chainsaw size) at mile 4.7, 5.2 and 5.3. Fatbikers and adventurers go get it – all others may want to wait another week or two to let it all melt out.
There’s a few challenging climbs even on a fat bike but the majority is very rideable. I recommend bypassing the switchbacks before the big lookout by taking the fire road near the opening. The snow is pretty darn deep in this section but it’s sort of rideable in the descending direction. Still that big cluster of trees but there’s a decent ride around.
Cleared 8 trees. Probably would have been 7 but got some help from Reed and Chip pushing off a real dense 9fter. A cluster of trees remains about a mile from Edison snopark that I didn’t mess with (largest was around 10-12in). Shortly after that another 10in spanning the trail. Overall riding great now.
Jeez…I meant 9incher ;)
Cleared the single this afternoon only the cluster remains now
Perfect tacky dirt, no snow. One 8″ tree down about 3 miles up from Edison snopark just before you climb the butte to the bench.
It’s clear of trees all the way through to from Edison to Kiwa. Sawed the last of the downed trees out yesterday. Go get some.
Out and back from Edison Snopark. My Garmin says I was able to ride/hike a bike 3 miles before turning back due to snow (at elevation 5100′). Since I’m masochistic and curious, I walked an additional 1/4 mile in hopes the snow would ease (nope). Great tread to start with intermittent and increasing snow patches starting around mile 1. Counted 7 trees down (including one that fell lengthwise) starting at mile 0.7 thru mile 2.4-ish. Worth the adventure for sure if anything to enjoy the big trees, beat the heat in town and if any of you fabulous tree-cutter-downers want to get a head start on things, here’s some info ;)
Cleared those trees today. Thanks for reporting!
It’s clear from Edison all the way through to Kiwa. Sawed the last of the downed trees out yesterday. Go get some.
Same tree still down. Otherwise good!
As Ryan stated 10 days ago, there is still one significant (requiring chainsaw) fallen tree – it is located about 1 mile up from Sno-Edison past the intersection where many snowmobile trails intersect. Otherwise, entire trail is riding well.
Riding great. 1 tree down ~.5 miles from Edison Butte Sno Park
Perfect tread. No snow or mud.
Dusty but still good!
Thank you – no deadfall – riding well.
Kent was out yesterday cutting deadfall and says that there are 6-8tough cuts left on the North side of bull butte on the decent. Other than that riding well.
on Sunday Morning 6/12, combined efforts with Jade, Rick and Johnny to cut out the last of the trees on the north side descent of Bowl Butte. It should be good to go.
From Kiwa, only a few trees down and overhanging until you reach Rd830 (pretty nice), but after that completely blocked by blow down.
Anyone with recent eyes on DMH with latest conditions? TIA
Al send me a message and said there are “tons of trees down” as of today.
Well that stinks. Hmm… changing route plans then. Thanks!