Porcupine Rim Trail Moab 2011

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  The Porcupine Rim Trail in Moab is together with the Slickrock Trail the most popular Moab ride. This trail is probably on the wishlist of more mountain bikers than any other trail, and not just in the USA, but worldwide. The Porcupine Rim is a fantastic trail, physically it's an easy ride, 90% being a very fast downhill, however technically this trail can rip you and your steed to pieces. Many a Mountain Biker has lost the battle on the Porcupine..     Trail Stats … [Read more...]

Flat Pass Trail Steel Bender October 2011

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  The Flat Pass trail is a fantastic trail, and chances are that if you can ride this trail on a week day, you will have the trail to yourself. Flat Pass Trail and Steel Bender are not really the same trail, Flat Pass is ideal for mountain bikers, and follows the Steel Bender that is the 4x4 trail, the only difference is, the Steel Bender is about 2 miles longer. For anyone planning a trip to Moab to Mountain Biking should definitely put Flat Pass Trail on the list of "Must do" … [Read more...]

North Yuba River Trail Downieville

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  Due to the very high amount of snow that was dumped on the range during the previous Winter and early Spring, most of the trails I had planned to shred were still snowed in, however the North Yuba River Trail was one of the few trails that were accessible. The North Yuba Trail is a highly rated +15 miles sweet singletrack that follows the Yuba River from Downieville to the Indian Valley Campground. So, did this trail excite me as much as the Downieville classic?   Trail … [Read more...]

May Valley and Hurkey Creek Trails Epic

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  My first attempt to ride the "24 hour loop" went a bit pear shaped, and I missed the turn off to Rage through the Sage and Tunnel of Love. While getting my steed fixed up, I got a lot of useful trail intel from the shop owner. The trails he marked for me on a very basic map were some local secrets, and there is no way I would have been able to ride them without this inside intel. The good thing was, I managed to map a loop that included the Rage through the Sage and Tunnel of Love.. I … [Read more...]

Cold Creek to Star Lake to Armstrong Pass down Corral Trail Lake Tahoe

. A few days a did the Heavenly Valley from Stagecoach to Armstrong Pass, it was a slaughter, but the downhill section from Freel Pass all the way down Armstrong was probably the best ride / section I have ever done. I did not want to leave Lake Tahoe without enjoying this section one more time. However, there was no way I wanted to get slaughtered again on the Stagecoach to Freel Pass section, so I decided on a different route that was hopefully gonna be slightly, or even better a hell of … [Read more...]

Curly Lake Highline Trail Tobacco Root Range

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Many people / books claim that the Curly Lake Highline Trail could well be one of the best mtb trails you will ever ride.. anywhere!! I set out early on a beautiful Friday morning and can guarantee you 2 things about this trail.. It is extremely scenic, and it is probably the most strenuous trail I have ever done.. Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Cardwell | Whithall Length: 23.43 total miles Trail Type: Loop Skill Level: [ What the books say ] Aerobically: very … [Read more...]

Emerald Lake Trail Bozeman Montana

Emerald Lake Trail Bozeman Montana

Emerald Lake Trail near Bozeman is an extremely popular trail, not only among mountain bikers, but even more so among hikers and horse riders. Once at the top of this trail at Emerald Lake you will know why this trail is so popular. The mountain lake and meadows are absolutely stunning, there is no doubt about that. But, is this trail really what it is made out to be? Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Bozeman Length: 9 total miles Trail Type: Out & back Skill Level: [ … [Read more...]

Epic Mountain Biking Missoula

This was my last ride in Missoula I decided to put an Epic together, I just connected 4 trails to create what I thought would make a fantastic full day Missoula Epic. The trails I combined were : Woods Gulch Trail [loop] Spring Gulch & Wallman Trail [loop] Stuart Peak Trail [ Up] Curry Gulch Trail [Down from Stuart Peak] Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Missoula Length: 33.7 miles Trail Type: Loops and out & back Skill Level: Aerobically: very … [Read more...]

Heil Valley Ranch Wild Turkey and Picture Rock Trail

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Heil Valley Ranch Trail. The Wapiti Trail and Ponderosa loop was one of the Trails I had found in books, and had planned to ride it, however I soon learned from riders on the forums that there were new trails linking to this Trail, and they all suggested the following: ==> Up Wapiti Trail ==> Left onto Ponderosa ==> Left onto Wild Turkey ==> Left onto Picture Rock, 5.5 miles downhill ==> Turn around at Lyons and head back up Picture Rock 5.5miles ==> Left onto Wild Turkey … [Read more...]

Hall Ranch Lyons Colorado

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Hall Ranch Another highly recommended trail in the Boulder area, just outside Lyons. There was no doubt in my mind that I was going to enjoy this trail more than my previous one (Sourdough). I was praying that this trail was not recommended by the same people that recommended Sourdough. Well I had surprise coming my way.. a very pleasant surprise. Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Lyons Length: 10 total miles Trail Type: Loop Skill Level: Aerobically: moderate. … [Read more...]