Long known as Whypass, this trail network includes 20 miles of interweaving singletrack that’s been built over the last 20 years by local volunteers. The land is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and is the social hub for Eugene trail riders, who meet every Wednesday at 6 p.m. year-round at “The Pile” for a group ride.
If you enjoy gravity flow trails, Whypass has a few that will get your heart pumping. Mama Tried is an intermediate run and Ode to Joy is rated expert. “If the first jump scares you, think twice about continuing,” Litson says. While it’s tough to find an official Whypass trail map, trail signs installed over the last year have improved navigation.
A great way to explore Whypass for the first time is during the annual All Comer’s Meet. Hosted by the Disciples of Dirt, this all-day affair includes guided rides, food, drink and a bonfire.