Mountain Biking the Lower Whoops Trail

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Trail Snapshot

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Length
1.8 miles
Elevation
-458'
Rating
Forecast
Snow is chopped up, slushy, bumpy or rutted. May still be rideable on a fat bike with heavy work.

Trail Reports

  • Joe Myers April 24, 2017 at 3:13 pmPer Simon below: Rode Lower Whoops last weekend, some patchy snow about 1/2-3/4 the way up, but overall the dirt was prime!
  • Simon Turner April 24, 2017 at 3:03 pmRode Lower Whoops last weekend, some patchy snow about 1/2-3/4 the way up, but overall the dirt was prime!
  • Robert Rekward December 26, 2016 at 8:40 amI've stomped Lower Whoops down from the bottom to the bench a couple times. Still way too soft and deep to fatbike on, but makes for a good snowshoe workout.
  • Natalie Herse December 8, 2016 at 8:04 pmNo longer packed down. Easily 5" new snow today. Still rideable with gravity on your side and super fun but we had to walk UP a few of the whoops! At least there are 3 new fatbike tracks started so get out there fatbikers and ride (or snowshoe)!
  • Joe Myers December 7, 2016 at 9:23 pm10" wide packed goodness this afternoon. Proud of ya'all for packing it down! Those banked turns and whoops feel like it's one of the best snow routes in the states!
  • Colin Mcvey December 3, 2016 at 11:32 amFirst half is getting deep but is mostly packed on the line. Snow lasts until the last hundred meters or so.
  • Dave Custer November 28, 2016 at 1:40 pmdid this the other night on a standard 29r. We climbed 300, with some light, firm snow and dropped into L. Whoops, light snow, super firm, really grippy with the cold temps.
 

Trail Description

Lower Whoops is a downhill only trail and should never be used to climb. To reach start of the trail, climb Forest Road 310 which runs roughly parallel to Lower Whoops. The trail head can also be accessed by climbing Helipad or Pinedrops if you want to add a more challenging climb to your ride.

This trail is classified as “Black Diamond” or “Very Difficult” and should be avoided by novice riders for that reason. Hazards include jumps, berms and tight gaps between trees.

Pay attention for fast riders who may come up behind you quickly and be ready to pull to the side and let them pass. If you come up to a slow rider in front of you, be cool, and give them a chance to pull to the side. Trail Love is way more important than your Strava segment.

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Trail Reports » Lower Whoops

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  1. Joe Myers says:

    Per Simon below:

    Rode Lower Whoops last weekend, some patchy snow about 1/2-3/4 the way up, but overall the dirt was prime!

  2. I’ve stomped Lower Whoops down from the bottom to the bench a couple times. Still way too soft and deep to fatbike on, but makes for a good snowshoe workout.

  3. Natalie Herse says:

    No longer packed down. Easily 5″ new snow today. Still rideable with gravity on your side and super fun but we had to walk UP a few of the whoops! At least there are 3 new fatbike tracks started so get out there fatbikers and ride (or snowshoe)!

  4. Joe Myers says:

    10″ wide packed goodness this afternoon. Proud of ya’all for packing it down! Those banked turns and whoops feel like it’s one of the best snow routes in the states!

  5. Colin Mcvey says:

    First half is getting deep but is mostly packed on the line. Snow lasts until the last hundred meters or so.

  6. Dave Custer says:

    did this the other night on a standard 29r. We climbed 300, with some light, firm snow and dropped into L. Whoops, light snow, super firm, really grippy with the cold temps.

  7. Greg Copley says:

    Rode this 3x yesterday, trail is in great shape, thank you trailworkers!

  8. Alan Brandt says:

    Upper portion still muddy.

  9. Too muddy to ride today (Friday). Probably be prime tomorrow afternoon after the snow melt has a chance to soak in.

  10. Chad Ash says:

    Road up has a few snowdrifts but it’s rideable. The singletrack back down is completely clear and dry. Riding great.

  11. Aaron Altier says:

    Snow still in play. Fireroad becomes unrideable about halfway up. Only the bottom of whoops is clear to ride.

    1. Simon Turner says:

      Rode Lower Whoops last weekend, some patchy snow about 1/2-3/4 the way up, but overall the dirt was prime!

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