03.14.2022 per USFS: Trail is closed for thinning of trees and mastication and/or mowing of brush and small trees. Trail closures will be in place on Mondays beginning at 12:00 a.m. through Fridays until 3 p.m. Trails will be open to the public beginning Fridays at 3:01 p.m. through Sundays until 11:59 p.m. and all Federal holidays. Trail closures will remain in place until work is completed in the area. The public will be notified when the trails reopen.
E-bikes NOT allowed on Lower Whoops
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.
Lower Whoops was created originally by Jeff Frissell and was called often “Frissel Frazzel.” Also called “Whoopty” trail. The Original trail was created using the water Banks created after logging an area. These water banks are all over the forests which allow water to focus in on the re planted trees. In more recent years the trail changed a little each season and the COTA machine us used to create more stoke.
This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.