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Caterpillar Trail

Intermediate
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Caterpillar is a multi-use trail connecting White Rabbit to Lewis Loops Trail and Toothpick ending at Lamb Saddle.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

93%

Runnable

3,531' 1,076 m

High

3,338' 1,017 m

Low

214' 65 m

Up

77' 23 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

This trail has bikes in both directions.

Description

Caterpillar is a multi-use trail starting near the White Rabbit Trail. It features a gentle grade up to Caterpillar Crossing where it meets Red Queen and crosses the Jabberwocky mountain bike trail and proceeds uphill through several switchback turns to eventually top out at the entrance to Lewis Loops Trails, whereupon it rolls down to Lamb Saddle.

The adjacent bike trail, Lizard, constructed in 2016, removed most of the downhill cyclist traffic on the part of Caterpillar between Caterpillar Crossing and Lewis Loops: Gyre and Lewis Loops: Gimble. However, the rest of Caterpillar may have bikes traveling in the up or downhill direction.

The trail is wide and features some large ponderosas. Caterpillar is part of the Creek to Crest trail. Caterpillar can be part of loops including Lewis Loops, FS Road 2060, Toothpick and other trails.

Flora & Fauna

Large ponderosas near the top of the trail.

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Shared By:

Torsten Heycke

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In the summer, mountain lupine and ponderosa grow on the Lewis Loops.
Jun 22, 2017 near Ashland, OR
Lookin down on Ashland
Aug 3, 2019 near Ashland, OR
This large tree marks the entrance to the Toothpick Trail (from Ashland Loop Road 2060).
Jul 2, 2017 near Ashland, OR
The Caterpillar Trail is buffered by a wide mix of grasses and flowers.
Jun 29, 2017 near Ashland, OR
Ponderosas flourish along the Caterpillar Trail.
Jun 29, 2017 near Ashland, OR
The uphill section of the Caterpillar Trail will test your lungs!
Jun 22, 2017 near Ashland, OR

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