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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
4.2 miles
Elevation
800'
Rating
Forecast
Update Trail Conditions:
Deadfall on Trail?

Trail Reports

  • Bruce Bradshaw October 11, 2019 at 4:01 pmFreeze and thaw muddy spots in the canyon.
  • Bruce Bradshaw September 2, 2019 at 2:49 pmDusty.
  • Ryan Pedersen July 19, 2019 at 6:00 amThanks for the report. Got it cleared last night.
  • Marty Dawson July 18, 2019 at 2:26 pmRode Ticket (south) and found a log across trail in the rock canyon, maybe 300 yards down hill from steel gate, more or less half way through the rock canyon section. triple trunk, maybe 6", 8", 10" more or less.
  • Chris Johnson April 22, 2019 at 9:19 amRode yesterday. All clear except one 75-100' patch of snow in the canyon. No mud so good to ride - just be careful on the snow/ice section.
  • Seth McGovern April 17, 2019 at 8:41 pmClear at the beginning, but then quite a few snowy patches. Still needs some time to melt and dry.
  • Alex Anderson January 24, 2019 at 8:10 pmHiked it on 1/23. Mix of snow and ice. Little bit of mud but rideable on a fat bike.
 

Trail Description

Ticket To Ride Trail (South) runs from Grand Slam to COD where it crosses and then continues to the USFS Welcome Center. At this point it picks up the old COD trail all the way to Ticket to Ride (North). This creates a green level loop from the Welcome Center.

This trail is maintained by Central Oregon Trail Alliance.

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Trail Reports » Ticket to Ride (South)

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  1. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Freeze and thaw muddy spots in the canyon.

  2. Marty Dawson says:

    Rode Ticket (south) and found a log across trail in the rock canyon, maybe 300 yards down hill from steel gate, more or less half way through the rock canyon section. triple trunk, maybe 6″, 8″, 10″ more or less.

    1. Ryan Pedersen says:

      Thanks for the report. Got it cleared last night.

  3. Chris Johnson says:

    Rode yesterday. All clear except one 75-100′ patch of snow in the canyon. No mud so good to ride – just be careful on the snow/ice section.

  4. Seth McGovern says:

    Clear at the beginning, but then quite a few snowy patches. Still needs some time to melt and dry.

  5. Alex Anderson says:

    Hiked it on 1/23. Mix of snow and ice. Little bit of mud but rideable on a fat bike.

  6. Ray Gauthier says:

    Rides very nice since someone spent some time on it. Thank you!

  7. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Looks to be getting some tread work done, but there is one corner that has developed deep brake bumps.

  8. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Still no markings at the Grand Slam intersection although there is a post where the North trail meets the South a short distance away. Might be easier to spot this trail by leaving Grand Slam at the 4610 road crossing and taking road 4604. Trail crosses just after the 4604 gate. You can see this gate from where Grand Slam crosses 4610.

    Signage might be waiting for the extension to Voodoo. I wonder if and when that might happen.

  9. John Muir says:

    Yesterday first time riding the extension to the visitor’s center…what a nice job the trailmeisters have done! Interesting and fun alternative for those not up for the rock gardens on the parallel COD trail.

  10. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Dusty.

  11. Natalie Herse says:

    Perfect tread and not a soul on a Sunday. Can’t get much better than that.

  12. Brent Edens says:

    I did a COD/Ticket To Ride/Grand Slam ELV lop yesterday. Although I agree wit the “riding well” conditions report, there definitely were a few mushy bits.

    This is a friendly reminder that when you encounter mud it’s best to walk it but if you must ride it please go through, not around. Thanks!

  13. Jay Marsh says:

    Wonderful, firm & crusty trail conditions around noon, after freezing overnight temps. May soften in the afternoon, but riding perfectly!

  14. David Pilz says:

    Rideable (I wasn’t on a fat bike) and fun snow all the way from the visitors center to Grand Slam.

  15. Natalie Herse says:

    A bit sloppy from today’s rain and snow but pretty awesome nonetheless :)

  16. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Trail is finished to the COD/Welcome Center junction. Riders have packed most of the tread, but still bumpy.

    1. Joel Blatt says:

      Is there any signage for Ticket to Ride? I just rode COD and Grand Slam and did not see anything referring to Ticket. Thanks for your help.

      1. Mike Schmeiske says:

        Nah, no signage yet. From the Welcome Center, you can see the trail running parallel to the north end of the parking lot. If you are looking for the junction of COD/Ticket to Ride it is just a bit east of the 4610 road, before the technical section.
        From GS, a trail deviates near the gate off of 4610 that you hug to get on that section. Hope that helps.

      2. Joe Myers says:

        COTA has stickers printed and signs ready but there’s a small amount of work yet to do. Signs should go up soon.

  17. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Intersection with COD is now a 4-way and still unmarked.Trail continues in the canyon below COD to within 100′ of the Welcome Center parking lot. Tread is soft since it hasn’t been ridden much on the new stretch.

    1. Thanks Bruce. I just updated the Ticket to Ride map to show the new segment (which is gonna be awesome after it firms up).

  18. Mark DeJohn says:

    I was out there today and it’s all buffed in. Finish raked and clear of debris. Enjoy!

  19. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Tread has been torn up by logging equipment, but rideable. Lots of small debris on trail, too. The junction with COD is umarked.

  20. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    Didn’t actually ride this segment, but from Grand Slam it looks like the logs are out of the way now.

  21. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    The intersections with COD and Grand Slam are marked just with pin flags. The couple hundred yards south of Grand Slam are blocked by cut down trees and the tread has been chewed up by logging equipment. You can cut over to Road 4610 where the logging starts.

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