1.8 miles
130 ft
-1,088 ft
Avg time

Sunningdale Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    April - Nov
  • Global Ranking
  • OSM Way

The riding is wide and entertaining, weaving across dramatic rock benches in a playful, flowy descent. A steep drop off edges one side of the trail, providing striking views and sense of ethereal exhilaration and exposure. The turns are bermed, the tread is sandy and the dense, woodland canopy makes for an incredible ride.

Most riders will reach the Sunningdale trail by first climbing the Miral Heights and Bluffs trail to the highpoint. Sunningdale drops off to the north as it swoops and falls down across steep sidehill, high above the Columbia River. The top is open and flowing with smooth dips and rises and minor technical challenges. A short, but tighter, switchback section marks the middle of the trail, before dropping onto a sharp, sandy ridge beginning a distinct change in vegetation. The lower section is dug deeply into forested hillside as it plunges towards Sandpit Road. The riding here is smooth and fast, with long sight lines and winding corners that is deceptively long and always a thrill. It shadows Sandpit Rd for its final section before emptying out into the residential community.

Hints: The Sunningdale trail follows a steady, flowy gradient for much of its course, allowing riders to blast down at high speeds. Riders need to be aware that the trail is also very popular with local resident hikers and dog walkers who don't appreciate being startled by bikers traveling at supersonic speeds. Slow it down and please respect all trail users.

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More Stats for Sunningdale mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -959 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,416 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,375 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,375 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,416 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,331 ft
  • Distance down
    1.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    337 ft
  • Avg time
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on May 23, 2016
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Sunningdale Trail Reports

May 23, 2016 @ 2:32pm
May 23, 2016
Apr 1, 2016 @ 12:53pm
Apr 1, 2016
Mar 11, 2016 @ 7:08pm
Mar 11, 2016
Very wet in some sections but the trail is in great shape where it's not wet.
Mar 10, 2016 @ 12:37pm
Mar 10, 2016
Mar 7, 2016 @ 6:31pm
Mar 7, 2016
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Routes with this trail

Bluffs / Sunningdale (Point to Point)
5.5 miles
Bluffs / Sunningdale (Loop) featured
8.6 miles

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