New favorite route in Bend? Tiddlywinks to Tyler’s Traverse to Lone Wolf. For some reason I hadn’t ridden Tyler’s Traverse yet; and as a fan of jump filled flow lines, Lone Wolf is also a must-d0.
Lone Wolf is a black diamond jump trail made up of berms, tables and double (gap) jumps, it reminded me of pedaling out to ride the Lair, a jump zone in Bend. The best part of it though, is getting to flow a jump line in the midst of a good ol’ trail riding session.
Here’s a nice edit we found to get the stoke up to check it out.
It appears to be a new addition to the network. According to Bendtrails.org, the segment was completed in 2018, previously the top portion was considered a black diamond alternative segment of Tyler’s Traverse before the extension and connector were added to bring you back to Tylers. Although there were definitely a few sections I wasn’t quite feeling, off the bat, most of the trail works well enough experienced jumpers can flow it first time through.
Getting there: our route
Our route had us dropping a car at the Storm King Parking lot/ trailhead and starting off from the Wanoga snow park. Heading up Tiddlywinks, to reach Tyler’s Traverse you hang a right to pedal up Kiwa.
On our first run down we missed the entrance to Lone Wolf, as it’s kept intentionally vague. It’s an expert-only line, so keeping the flow on the main trail is a good idea. We ended up pedaling up the road in order to find it and do our lap down.
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