E-bikes NOT allowed on Steve Larsen
Steve Larsen Trail is a two and a half mile connector from Tiddlywinks to Tyler’s Traverse within the Wanoga Trail Complex. The trail starts on the North end at Tiddly with some flowy berms and rock obstacles. There’s even a large boulder about shoulder height you can ride up and over in both directions. After the initial fun, the trail is fairly gentle and as it meanders it’s way toward Tyler’s.
The trail and the trailhead at Wanoga Sno Park are both named in honor of Bend athlete Steve Larsen.
This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.
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Several trees down – have photos. Snow starts about half way and gets 1-2’ deep. Needs a couple weeks
Riding great! No deadfall – thanks – and no snow.
Great riding from the Tiddly intersection until halfway when the snow becomes too much. We bailed onto the FS road to continue to Tyler’s, which also had snow but much easier riding than the trail. Will need a few more weeks to melt out.
Deadfall was cleared yesterday. About 10 trees.
Storm King > Tiddly Winks > Larsen’s > Tylers > Catch & Release. Such a great loop with a bit of everything. Everything’s riding great right now!
Made it to Tyler’s but still some hike a bike snow patches. Deadfall all cleared.
I cleared 5 trees from Larsen’s. From Tiddly, I got about half way to Tyler’s. There are probably more trees further towards Tyler’s.
Larsen’s is a mixed bag right now with lots of deadfall and snow drifts. Trail is dry and free of snow until about the halfway point (riding from Tiddly), where many of the drifts become large and unrideable. Most of the deadfall is 10″+ in diameter and would be tough to clear without a chainsaw.
Four of us broke trail from Twinks to the Tyler’s Junction. About 4 or 5 trees down but all easy to go around or over. Larsen’s is a great fatbike trail, it will be cool if we can keep it open and packed down.
2 leaners on larsens now clear.
Bruce cleared tree. thanks Bruce
A 10″ tree is down about 1 1/4 miles from TWinks.
Hero dirt except for a couple of small melting snow patches/standing water. Looks like some recent logging done but still a few smaller trees down (pretty much 6-8” diameter) with a few big trees leaning but not in the way. Handsaw would probably be fine but maybe a chainsaw to tackle the nearby big kahunas on lower Tylers since you are already up there.
Riding nice on the fat bike! 3-6″ of powder on top of packed snow. I cleared 4 trees, but 2 larger ones remain.
Deadfall cleared #thetrailmustflow
What do you use to clear the bigger trees?
Silky Katana Boy on loan from Joe Myers. That saw is a beast!
Finally cleared that big tree near the Tiddly intersection. There was a serviceable ride around in place but that sweet rock kicker on the other side was just too nice to abandon
1″ of snow over firm, frozen trail. Three sets of tracks; 1 regular, 1 plus bike and 1 fatbike. Go make your own!
A medium tree down across the trail at about the mid-point. Otherwise, wonderful, firm & crusty trail conditions mid-day, after freezing overnight temps. May soften in the afternoon, but riding perfectly!
Larsen has two trees down, but they aren’t in crucial areas or hard to ride around. Riding well, really.
Tree near Tiddly intersection has a pretty easy ride around. It’s decent sized 12-15in (ie good challenge for folding saw). Someone must have cleared the other one
Several trees down, likely from the recent wind. Easy enough to climb over.
All clear. Getcha some!!!
Like Bill says the trail is clear of snow and downed trees all the way to Kiwa Springs. The pine cones politely moved off the trail since then. There is surprisingly a lot of snow all of a sudden just past the springs and down Tylers a quarter mile but you can ride through most of it. There are a couple of tree portages in that section from the springs but not too bad.
Deadfall is cleared out from Tiddlywinks to Kiwa Springs. Still a few dozen patches of snow and a few thousand pine cones, but getting close.
A long walk through snow on the Tylers end. Lots of trees down across the trail.
Larsen is in great shape, a few puddles. A bit of snow.
Larsen now clear
Thank you!…I had a great ride on hero dirt…
About 1/2 mile off Tiddlywinks there is one fallen tree blocking trail. It is small and easy to bypass. Blockage is recent; two days ago was riding well.
Larsen’s riding great as of Friday (22 July). No blowdowns.
Clear of trees and snow until literally the intersection of tylers.
Clear of snow until the last 1/4 mile or so before Tyler’s, then it’s hike-a-bike down Tyler’s for another 1/4 mile or so before the snow clears.
It’s best to take Kiwa Sprs road at the last crossing if connecting to Tyler’s. Still a fair amount of snow after that point on both Larsen and Tyler’s. There’s also a big tree across Tyler’s between the junction with Larsen and the 100 road going down.
Larsen now 100% clear of dead fall. 99% clear of snow. And 99.5% ready to rip.
I cleared several large trees out. There are still 4-5 left. Snow just before the Tyler’s intersection.
Rode SK/Larsens/Tylers/C&R yesterday(4/11) after work. Mistake. Larsens is clear for maybe the first 1.5mi but after that numerous downed trees and lots of snow. Tylers is snowed in for 1mi or so below intersection with Larsens. After that it rode well. C&R was good, just needs to get more tires on it.
Yeah my bad, see below. Sorry for the trouble!
Still had fun, it was no trouble at all. Props to chainsaw crew for all the work they’ve been doing out there!
Larsen cleared of deadfall. Thanks Bill Hartrich, Bill Nashem
Larsen is NOT all cleared of deadfall. Unfortunately. My apologies, Joe, for the ambiguity of the COTA work log. I can see how my post would be interpreted that way.
I appreciate the props though. We’ve been working like mad to clear it out!
Thanks for the clarification Bill!
The snow get worse the closer you get to Tylers
how many trees down?
I “rode” Larsens and Tyler’s yesterday and it was not a good idea: there is a ton of deadfall and quite a bit of snow as well.