E-bikes NOT allowed on Kiwa Butte
The Kiwa Butte Trail connect Tiddlywinks to the Tyler’s Traverse and Dinah Moe Humm junction. At only 1.4 miles, it’s a short trail — but it’s 1.4 miles of flowy good times. Roughly half-up and half-down it’s good to ride in either direction. Fast straight-aways, compact corners, and a few rock hits scattered about make it more than just a simple “connection” trail.
This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.
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Still mostly all covered in 2-3ft of snow with brief patches of trail.
Just a few deep snow patches left (with lots of downed trees).
Down trees are gone.
All clear of trees, 1 tiny snow patch, so fun, go get it!
Several small snow patches and one tree about 8”. Right about halfway in the flat section. Otherwise riding well
Almost completely clear! Only about 3 considerable snow patches left, riding well down to Tyler’s!
Lower Tylers logging but we made it through! Runners out their today.
Rode Friday night. Three trees down in the flat section in the middle. Need a chain saw or a lot of gumption to take them out. Easy to step over and one has a ride-around.
Rode from the Tiddlywinks junction and came across several large snow drifts on the way to the viewpoint. Most were manageable on a fat bike, but one required hiking. Dirst was great otherwise. Three downed trees (10″-12″ in diameter) on the flat fire road section and a few more snow patches on the way down to Tyler’s. Should be clear of snow within a week or so.
I cleared one new blow down section but there’s still one tree down which I didn’t have time and the proper saw to take on. Other than that it’s good riding. Ice didn’t seem to be much of an issue at this elevation but slightly deeper snow here so I would recommend fat tire only.
Two trees down you’ll need to climb over. (Or bunny hop if you’ve got the skills.)
Trail surface is perfect. 2 trees near the Tyler’s intersection ~12 in
No snow or deadfall makes for some happy riding. Go get yourself some!
Still just a couple of ride-though patches of snow, and there was one tree down. Otherwise it’s good to go.
Walked from road 4613. Tiddlywinks to Kiwa- still deep snow, couldn’t even tell where the Kiwa trail was so turned around.
Kiwa has 1-2″ of snow. Fat bike had been through prior to our group of 4. Surprisingly tacky.
Kiwa is riding great. No trees in the way. It’s wide open. Thanks Joe and Terry for opening it up!
Albeit fairly easy to get over, 3 trees down mid-trail, but otherwise “riding well.”
Cleared 9 trees starting at the tiddly intersection. Left 2 large stands of deadfall, and then heard a chainsaw and went on to find a guy named Terry clearing the big trees with a chainsaw. He said he didn’t need any help. My guess is he may have cleared the trail. Thanks Terry!
Lots of deadfall, and lots to climb around. A few of the spots are rideable / have ridearounds but generally, you’re gonna be climbing over stuff.