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.