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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
6.5 miles
Elevation
1719'
Rating
Forecast
Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Trail Reports

  • Robert Rekward June 6, 2017 at 7:42 pmTyler's is getting kinda loose in the corners and those braking bumps are making a comeback. It’s still riding great — just not “last week” great.
  • Michael Longlet May 30, 2017 at 3:10 pmRode all the way up to Kiwa today and then down Tylers. There was no snow on the bike trail except for a very small patch around the Kiwa intersection. The downhill trail is in great shape with no snow the entire way down or fallen trees. The little expert loop option drop landing is a bit loose but all in all great riding. I'll be hitting this for the next several rides!
  • Stacey Wimberley May 29, 2017 at 9:02 amWe were able to ride all the way up with only a few snow patches. We didn't ride all the way to the duodenum intersection. We stopped where the trail first crosses the uphill route. Some corners are already getting a little dusty but overall... Fantastic!!
  • Joe Myers May 29, 2017 at 8:07 amDon't think it's been updated but people have been riding a lot higher too. Up to the road crossing above the meadow and rock armored sections if not higher.
  • Ryan Pedersen May 28, 2017 at 4:02 pmSolid riding from Larsen intersection on down.
  • Aaron Zielinski May 19, 2017 at 10:25 amStill snow drifts between the Duodenum junction and the Larson's junction.
  • Robert Rekward May 11, 2017 at 8:07 amAs of last night around 5:30 the tangle of trees had been cleared. One large tree below that, but it's easily rolled over. Maybe three snow piles to ride through. Up Tyler's from Larson's appeared to have really deep snow — so didn't try to go any higher than the junction.
 

Trail Description

Tyler’s Traverse is a new school, one-way trail in the Wanoga trail system and is a local favorite for it’s variety of features. Tyler’s has it all! Epic views, flowy meadows, steep armored climbs, massive berms, jumps, drops, and rock outcroppings.

The trail starts at the intersection of Kiwa and Dinah Moe Humm. The first half of the trail has some great views and some significant rocky, tech sections. About a third of the way down is the “Penny Mine” which is a large rock formation with 2 short, armored climbs that are tough as hell. After this there is a nice, flowy meadow with jumps and berms which set you up for an expert option.

Many people don’t know this option exists, so they just head down Tyler’s and never know they missed anything. Note this expert line is definitively black-diamond. There is a reason the entrance is basically hidden. Not only is the entrance itself fairly daunting (up and over a large boulder pile), but soon after this you go through a small rocky channel which can send you over your bars if you aren’t ready for it. After that, there are a couple small jumps and then a fairly blind 5-6′ cliff drop.The drop has a smooth  transition landing and connects back into the standard Tyler’s route shortly thereafter.

After the junction it’s more flow, berms and jumps down to the end. The trail has an up route along fire roads which starts at the bottom so you don’t have to worry about running into uphill traffic. You can also connect to Catch and Release at the bottom, the Duodenum + Larsen Trail in the middle if you want to cut across to Tiddlywinks and Storm King.

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Trail Reports » Tyler’s Traverse

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  1. Tyler’s is getting kinda loose in the corners and those braking bumps are making a comeback. It’s still riding great — just not “last week” great.

  2. Michael Longlet says:

    Rode all the way up to Kiwa today and then down Tylers. There was no snow on the bike trail except for a very small patch around the Kiwa intersection. The downhill trail is in great shape with no snow the entire way down or fallen trees. The little expert loop option drop landing is a bit loose but all in all great riding. I’ll be hitting this for the next several rides!

  3. Stacey Wimberley says:

    We were able to ride all the way up with only a few snow patches. We didn’t ride all the way to the duodenum intersection. We stopped where the trail first crosses the uphill route. Some corners are already getting a little dusty but overall… Fantastic!!

  4. Ryan Pedersen says:

    Solid riding from Larsen intersection on down.

    1. Joe Myers says:

      Don’t think it’s been updated but people have been riding a lot higher too. Up to the road crossing above the meadow and rock armored sections if not higher.

  5. Aaron Zielinski says:

    Still snow drifts between the Duodenum junction and the Larson’s junction.

  6. Jeff Johnston says:

    Snow and an impressive tangle of downed trees right at the Larsen’s/Lower Tyler’s junction, and then one more downed tree and a snow drift just as you start down lower Tyler’s, but then it opens up into shredtastic radness all the way down to the road.

    1. Doug Schofhauser says:

      Road it from Larsen’s down to rd 41 this morning, ditto your comments exactly! Tangle of trees, couple patches of snow, and definitely “shredtastic radness” from there! :-)

      1. As of last night around 5:30 the tangle of trees had been cleared. One large tree below that, but it’s easily rolled over. Maybe three snow piles to ride through. Up Tyler’s from Larson’s appeared to have really deep snow — so didn’t try to go any higher than the junction.

  7. Dave Sparling says:

    I rode up to the intersection with Larsens yesterday.

    There are a number of hike-a-bike snow drifts in the last half mile, and there’s a tree down on the uphill route.

    On the downhill trail, the first 1/4 mile has 30″ deep snow drifts. Then there are patchy drifts until a couple hundred yards before the last forest service road crossing.

    At this point only the lower section is worth riding.

  8. Peter Fox says:

    Only the lower section, below the last forest service road crossing, is free of snow. Above that there is still lots of snow on the trail and forest service roads. I found out the hard way. Lower section rides well like it did in October. Could use some work on the brake bumps. Great trail.

  9. Alex Marganski says:

    The climb has several snow patches that will require a short hike bike but you can descend down where the trail crosses the road with only a couple small snow patches. From the view point down the trail is clear.

  10. Tristan S says:

    Heavy snowfields. Riding even the lowest section will mean lots of hiking and trudging through snow. We’ve still got a long while before this is good to go.

  11. Joel Blatt says:

    Uphill Route has single tree down. It is located 3.6 miles from bottom. Otherwise, 16-mile loop via Kiwa, Tiddly, Larsen’s, and down Tyler’s is riding well – there are puddles, but not too bad.

  12. Natalie Herse says:

    Lower Tylers from Larsen’s intersection is perfect tacky tread. Based on the snow/slush at the Kiwa Butte/Tiddly intersection today, I suspect upper Tylers is snowy??? Report needed…

  13. Rode Tyler’s last night. Super blown-out and dusty with lots of braking bumps. Still fun though ;-)

  14. Dustin Balderach says:

    As of Friday (22 July): Lower Tylers (below Larsens) was pretty blown out and dusty… Need some rain on this one soon.

  15. Mike Schmeiske says:

    Upper section of uproute is still a little torn up and bumpy from equestrians trampling it after the rain we had a couple weeks ago. Getting better, but still a pain to deal with when they shouldn’t have been there in the first place. Maybe better signage?

    1. Joe Myers says:

      Hi Mike, good question. It’s an uproute on a fire road, and as such might not be classified as a trail horses are not allowed to be on. I will try and find an answer, but my guess is your won’t be able to keep horse off fire roads.

    2. Joe Myers says:

      COTA answer: Roads are open to all.

      1. Mike Schmeiske says:

        I thought that could be the case as well, but I suppose there could be some room for interpretation on the sections where it is overgrown to a narrow passage. Still technically on a road bed though. Just a little bit of a bummer seeing it getting trampled. Thank you for getting that info to clear it up though!

        1. Joe Myers says:

          luckily it’s probably pretty uncommon. I have never seen a horse in wanoga. Makes me wonder if the uproute signage has the stickers for no horses, etc (accidentally).

  16. Chris Costigan says:

    Blown out. Sigh……rain please.

  17. Pretty much awesome today. Drying out quick. Give ‘er.

  18. Riding great. Starting to get a bit loose in a few spots, but most of the berms are still nice and firm.

  19. Joe Myers says:

    Also in my desire to not stop once going down I noticed a few trees which are not directly in the way, but if you weren’t paying attention you could lose your head. I would say 2-3 leaning trees which need to be cut. None appeared all that big.

  20. Joe Myers says:

    Cleared a couple smaller trees on upper Tyler’s. I think there are just 2 medium sized one’s left which are right beside each other.

  21. Tristan S says:

    Above the intersection with the upwards route (and closer to kiwa) there’s several downed trees that you need to climb over. Below that intersection, its wonderful all the way down, if a bit dry.

  22. Luis Ziober says:

    Lower Tyler is riding like a boss – upper Tyler is cover in 5 feet of snow!!!

  23. Joel Blatt says:

    Tyler’s Uphill route has 2 sections with deadfall, but going around each is pretty simple.

  24. Ernie Golen says:

    No snow below Larsen today.

  25. Joe Myers says:

    No trees below the Larsen intersection, but a couple short patches of snow still. Overall riding really well below this.

  26. Bruce Bradshaw says:

    There’s a big tree across the trail just before you get to the Kiwa Sprs Rd. Snow disappears below the 100 road crossing.

  27. Justin Cook says:

    Lower portion of Tyler’s (Kiwa Springs Rd to Rd 41) is clear of trees. Still small sections of snow interspersed throughout.

  28. Nick Skinner says:

    Blowdown still gets overwhelming around 4700ft. Snow doesn’t look to bad further on, but trees make riding tough.

  29. Justin Cook says:

    Trail cleared of blowdown up to ~4700 ft. Still lots of snow above this elevation.

  30. Natalie Herse says:

    We survived a 5+ hour Storm King/Tiddly/Larsen’s/Tylers/Catch & Release loop today. SK up to Tiddly was mostly hero dirt with a few creek crossings and patches of hike a bike near the Tiddly intersection. Tiddly was the same up to Larsens. Larsens started out rideable but quickly the snow deepened to where we were losing the trail and postholing/pushing through 2+ feet of snow at times. Lots of trees down too so good upper body workout. Somehow we managed to pop out on the road at Kiwa Springs and found Tylers under snow as well. After more miles of pushing our bikes DOWN the Tylers climbing road (lots of snow and trees down here too) we were rewarded with a downhill on the last 2ish miles of Tylers – snowfree and perfectly buff along with a hootin’ hollerin’ fun return down Catch and Release back to our cars. Gonna be a while till Larsen/Tyler melts and trees are cut out. Fun time regardless – I’m beat!

  31. Couldn’t even reach the 1st road climb junction with Tyler’s before it turned into post-hole hike-a-bike. Lower Storm King was similar. Didn’t get far on that one either.

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