6.0 miles
Distance
2,400 ft
Climb
-334 ft
Descent
00:00:04
Avg time

Shingle Creek Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Primitive
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #4104

A Friend and Myself took a chance on shuttling this trail with the dirt road that terminates near the top. The road approach is extremely rough, very rocky and hard on your vehicle. We had 4wd trucks and still had a technical clmb and descent through many rock gardens.
The actual trail was extremely difficult both physically and mentally due to the MANY fallen trees, river crossings, and rocky sections too sketchy to ride. We had to dismount so much we were carrying our bikes more than we were riding. Occasionally the trail would open up enough to begin having a good time but inevitably there was a creek, fallen trees, etc interrupting the actual riding. This trail is high up in the mountains and a little bit remote. There was no cell phone service for either of our carriers if an accident happened, which could easily happen with the rocky nature of trail.
In short, this trail is best left to hikers and equestrians. The scenery was beautiful, but our experience was more of a survival experience than a fun shuttle ride. As far as starting at the bottom and riding up, the man made water bars are just too often and too ridiculous in design to enjoy both the ascent and descent.
It's been a few weeks but I promised I would warn other riders to avoid this trail. It's mostly not rideable and would be a bad place to be injured.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Shingle Creek mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,066 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.4 miles
  • Altitude max
    1.8 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.4 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.8 miles
  • Grade
    6.545%
  • Grade max
    -114.849%
  • Grade min
    173.037%
  • Distance climb
    4.5 miles
  • Distance down
    1.1 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,095 ft
  • Avg time
    00:00:04
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on Oct 26, 2016
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Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Shingle Creek Trail Reports

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Oct 26, 2016 @ 6:24am
Oct 26, 2016
Should not be included as a mountain bike ride, roots, 1'rock bars. Extreme trail. Major erosion (major ruts or slumping, large boulders and roots...
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