1.7 miles
235 ft
-590 ft
Avg time

Grinder Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking

The grinder on this map is more of a cross country trail. It has some up and some down hill but is quite rocky. There is another very advanced grinder trail that is not recommended for a cross country bike. It is a hard downhill trail with mandatory drops, rock faces, and gap jumps. It is old so a lot of the jumps are still there but in very bad condition. This trail is not on the map but it comes out on south ridge with a step down onto a rock face. But there are 2 grinder trails. one is a long xc trail and one is a dh trail. The one with the gps data here is the xc one. I would not even rccomend the dh trail with a dh bike as it is in very bad condition.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Grinder mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -354 ft
  • Altitude min
    849 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,340 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,204 ft
  • Altitude end
    849 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,891 ft
  • Distance down
    4,609 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,311 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 4.15 (6 votes)

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Jul 19, 2016 @ 9:59am
Jul 19, 2016
Grinder, Victoria

Routes with this trail

Hartland Advanced Route
7.8 miles
Jess's Basic Hartland Loop
9.6 miles

5 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag highrocker1298 (Jan 6, 2015 at 13:45)
 I agree with most of the changes to the Grinder trail description. The other, more difficult Grinder trail I believe was called "Secret" trail by some. Likely because of the bigger, unsanctioned features that they were building there more than 10 years ago. As described, there are some larger gap jumps with sketchy run-ins, sniper landings, some with significant consequences. I have not been up there in a few years, but it was in very rough shape with the hard hits being made dangerous through disrepair. I think the main Grinder trail on the map deserves to be single black diamond because it is. Once someone uploads the GPS tracks for the "Secret" trail, then that trail should deservedly be be double or even trible black diamond. BTW, there's a great viewpoint from the top of "Secret" trail.
  • + 3
flag keeqan (Jan 6, 2015 at 16:41)
 I was up there a couple of weeks ago and there was really only one jump in un-rideable condition. I also have always known the DH trail as 'Grinders' and this XC loop as 'Huge Ribbon' but I think its better that the real Grinders isn't on the map anyway.
  • + 4
flag highrocker1298 (Jan 6, 2015 at 16:47)
 Concur with keeping it off the map.
The VI Freak Maps book calls the XC loop Grinder. Maybe we could call the gnarly trail Grinders DH? Whatever.
  • + 2
flag keeqan (Jan 7, 2015 at 9:57)
 Best to keep up some continuity with the map book then as it is really well done. Not too worried about what people call it as long as it stays loose and fun.
  • + 2
flag tashi (Feb 5, 2016 at 10:14)
 This trail is Huge Ribbon, I think it's named after Hugh.

The Grinder's full name is Captian Hindgrinder, it's named after a porn. I personally don't think it should be mapped as it's not legal (out of the MTB park) and could use a bit of work to be ready for the pampered masses.

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