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Mountain Biking the Lower Whoops Trail

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Trail Snapshot

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Length
1.8 miles
Elevation
-458'
Rating
Forecast

Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Trail Reports

  • Sam Green May 20, 2018 at 10:11 amFound a wallet on Saturday @ around 6pm on the lower section of Lower Whoops. Call or txt 787 595 4456
  • Barkin Aygun May 11, 2018 at 11:11 amRiding great, brake bumps seem to have cleared, too. Thank you to everyone working on trails!
  • Robert Rekward April 18, 2018 at 5:50 pmRiding perfect. I think I might have shrunk over the winter because those jumps look a lot bigger than last year. Nice work jump builders!
  • James Moro April 11, 2018 at 8:08 amThere's one muddy tranny on the 3rd or 4th jump but, otherwise, it's golden! Have at it!
  • Jon Skyline April 10, 2018 at 6:10 pmSome wet dirt in one of the dips near the beginning but otherwise not bad. otherwise I didn't think the ruts were that apparent. Some new features and build ups in the bottom quarter.
  • Mike Schmeiske April 6, 2018 at 5:08 pmStay away for a few weeks. It's been getting hammered by riders when it's muddy creating gnarly ruts in dips and landings of jumps.
  • Colin Mcvey February 10, 2018 at 8:20 amIt's fine in the mornings but after it thaws it too wet to ride without creating ruts. Figure it's off limits after about noon.
 

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.

Video of Lower Whoops

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

Trail Photos

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Trail Reports » Lower Whoops

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  1. Sam Green says:

    Found a wallet on Saturday @ around 6pm on the lower section of Lower Whoops.
    Call or txt 787 595 4456

  2. Barkin Aygun says:

    Riding great, brake bumps seem to have cleared, too. Thank you to everyone working on trails!

  3. Riding perfect. I think I might have shrunk over the winter because those jumps look a lot bigger than last year. Nice work jump builders!

  4. James Moro says:

    There’s one muddy tranny on the 3rd or 4th jump but, otherwise, it’s golden! Have at it!

  5. Jon Skyline says:

    Some wet dirt in one of the dips near the beginning but otherwise not bad. otherwise I didn’t think the ruts were that apparent. Some new features and build ups in the bottom quarter.

  6. Mike Schmeiske says:

    Stay away for a few weeks. It’s been getting hammered by riders when it’s muddy creating gnarly ruts in dips and landings of jumps.

  7. Colin Mcvey says:

    It’s fine in the mornings but after it thaws it too wet to ride without creating ruts. Figure it’s off limits after about noon.

  8. Laura Coombs says:

    Floaty. Powder covered tracks (could barely see them at times) from a day or two before, was pretty much untouched, though the last 400 yards of the trail was a bit mucked up.

  9. Riding great this afternoon. Frozen solid with just a 1/4″ of snow crust in the exposed areas. Lots of black ice on Skyliners Road so watch out for that.

  10. Natalie Herse says:

    1/2″ grippy, crusted snow transitioned to hero dirt as I descended. Super fun, no mud or slick ice. Thanks to the solo trail maintenance guy out there refreshing a few of the whoops.

  11. Jim W says:

    Hero dirt this afternoon, no slush/mud/water. Get it while you can!

  12. Ryan Crotty says:

    Top half is currently a mix of slush, mud, and standing water.

  13. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    All clear.

  14. Dave Sparling says:

    I rode Lower Whoops yesterday. There are still some heavy drifts to push through on the fire road climb near the top, and the first couple hundred feet of the trail have some small snow drifts, but after that the trail is perfect! (small drifts probably gone by this weekend)

  15. Tristan S says:

    Top is snowy, Middle is snowy / muddy / sketchy, Bottom is quite nice.

  16. Dave Sparling says:

    Lower Whoops is really only rideable for the bottom half, if that. Top half is lots of pushing and heavy snow – another couple weeks for this one.

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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)!

  20. 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!

  21. Colin Mcvey says:

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

  22. 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.

  23. Greg Copley says:

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

  24. Alan Brandt says:

    Upper portion still muddy.

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

  26. Chad Ash says:

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

  27. 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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