1.8 miles
Distance
744 ft
Climb
-13 ft
Descent
2,295 ft
High Point

Crist Ridge Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking

From intersection #20*, the Crist Ridge Trail descends from the Chappells Field Trail to the paved road directly across from the connector to the Rock-n-Ridge trails and the Mowery Hollow Picnic Area.

This trail is considered by most riders to be the best downhill trail at Blue Knob and one of the best in the region. The descent starts as a fairly gradual 5% grade for the first 1.5 miles with a few rocks and some very brief uphills. After that, the trail transitions to a smoother and faster 11% drop for the last 1/2 mile featuring the high-banked "Daytona 500" turn. Crist Ridge is also the easiest (though not the shortest) way to climb the mountain. A "must ride" trail for any trip to Blue Knob.

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More Stats for Crist Ridge Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    730 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,564 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,565 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,295 ft
  • Grade
    7.55%
  • Grade max
    -2.556%
  • Grade min
    23.327%
  • Distance climb
    1.6 miles
  • Distance down
    771 ft
  • Distance flat
    315 ft
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