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    19.7 km
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    191 m
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    Intermediate (Square)
    Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
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    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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    Panorama on Tiddlywinks MTB trail in Bend, Oregon

    This popular trail is the king of variety. With a bit of cross-country riding, a short climb, extremely flowy downhill and some technical riding, this trail will please all mountain bikers. The middle section of the Tiddlywinks trail, however, is best known for its man-made berms and tabletop jumps.

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    Route Description for Tiddlywinks

    At the end of the parking lot find the Tiddlywinks Trailhead. Begin along this trail as it descends slightly then enters a flat, lightly forested meadow. This is the XC portion of the trail. Soon you will reach a junction with a yellow “Y” on it. There are many of these on the trail, and all they mean is that you have two options on how to proceed. Usually they also will have stickers on them identifying the respective difficulties of your two options. Don’t worry, they all meet up at the same place!

    After getting all warmed up from the meadows you will start a climb. Though short, this unexpected climb can really catch people off guard, as most people proceeding along the trail are expecting a downhill romp. Finally, you will reach a signposted junction. Turn left here to continue along Tiddlywinks Trail. Now the trail will start to really go downhill!

    After passing through a short section of some rather dull forest you will enter the wide open “berm city”. Pop your bike in the highest cog and fly down the smooth berms and tabletop jumps. If you don’t want to jump, don’t worry as none of these jumps are mandatory.

    Approximately four-fifths down Tiddlywinks Trail you will reach a junction with Larsen’s turning off to the right. Keep left here to finish off Tiddlywinks. A short while down you will reach another junction, this one much larger. Turn right here to continue along Storm King, a moderate cross-country style downhill ride. Do not turn left along Storm King! That’s what we did once and crossed the highway accidentally. This trail does not cross the highway.

    Storm King undulates up and down through mostly flowy riding. After another few miles you will reach another junction. Here you will turn left to continue along Catch and Release all the way back to the Welcome Centre. This trail crosses the road several times, so watch out for cars.

    Insider Hints for Tiddlywinks

    • If you want to isolate the downhill magic of Tiddlywinks, there is a popular trailhead called “Greens Gate”. If you choose to park here, take a left at the Storm King junction instead of right and ride out to the highway, then go down it for under 100 yards.

    Getting to the Tiddlywinks Trailhead

    First you will have to drop off one vehicle at the Cascade Lake Welcome Centre/Ranger Station. To get there from Bend, drive along the Cascade Lake National Scenic Byway (AKA Colorado Avenue while in Bend) for just over 8.0 km. The welcome station will be signposted on your right. Park one car here, then hop in the other to gain some elevation! Continue driving up the Scenic Byway for just over 11.3 km until you see the signs for Wanoga Snow Park on the left. This is the second snow park you will pass. Once off the highway turn left to find the busy trailhead, including pump track and washroom.

    Route Information

    • When to do

      Late spring through to early fall, avoid the snow and heavy rain in the winter

    • Toilets

      At trailhead and trail-end

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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    • Route Type

      One Way

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