2,859 ft
Distance
43 ft
Climb
-317 ft
Descent
00:02:33
Avg time

Cruel and Unusual Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, DJ
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #646

To access Cruel and Unusual, follow the main access fire road down from either chairlift toward Double Jeopardy.

The trail quickly enters the woods and you'll find yourself flowing through a series of sculpted dirt berms. After a sharper left-hand berm, you'll encounter the first wooden berm. There is no drop-off from this built feature, but get ready for the features to get bigger and more technical as you go.

After tearing through a few more dirt corners, you'll come to a right-hand wooden berm that ends with about a three-food drop and a gap that must be cleared. The next feature is a gap jump with a nice wooden run-in and takeoff. This feature could be rolled but it's best hit with speed and cleared to the dirt.

Flow out of the jump and immediately into a long, nearly 180 degree banked wooden berm. After another right-hand dirt berm, get ready for a sizable dirt-to-dirt gap jump. There is a ride around here but it would all but kill your speed to take that option.

The next feature is similar to the previous left-hand wooden bank except that it has a lip near the end that launches the rider over a gap and back onto the dirt. If you liked that gap, then you'll love the next dirt-to-dirt jump. There's not much room to come up short here, this jump requires full commitment!

Once (or if!) you've cleared that jump, get ready for a series of four dirt gap jumps followed by a step-up. At this point Cruel and Unusual flows quickly through the trees, featuring a few last berms and whoops before reaching its terminus toward the bottom of Double Jeopardy.

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More Stats for Cruel and Unusual mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -274 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.9 miles
  • Altitude max
    2.0 miles
  • Altitude start
    2.0 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.9 miles
  • Grade
    -9.601%
  • Grade max
    -70.641%
  • Grade min
    13.882%
  • Distance climb
    552 ft
  • Distance down
    2,094 ft
  • Distance flat
    213 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:33
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