5.2 miles
1,214 ft
-1,182 ft
Avg time

SW Ridge Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Year round
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager
    Clark County

SW Ridge starts and ends on old jeep roads - about 1 mile at the start and 2 back to your truck. Singletrack is roughly 6 miles and most ride it counter clockwise.

The approach and the first mile and a half of singletrack is a challenging climb, for those that like a good climb, it's appreciable. But from that point on, prepare to become addicted, as this trail is hard to stay away from.

There are many drops/steps from 8" to around 4' both up and down and most have 2 to 3 in close succession. Some of the largest have ride arounds... if you're into that sort of thing.

Exposure, yeah, we have that too! Just don't look down. #1 rule in MTBing: Look where you want to go. The riding is mostly manageable along the edge for an experienced rider, heck you have several inches to play with after-all...

The 4 mile mark seems to be a gathering point for fixing flats, mostly snake bites. It's wise to bring tubes and refresh your Stan's for this trail, or you may enjoy a refreshing hike.

Following rubber repair 101 the riding is mostly smooth and flowy with a series of small, fun rock drops/hops. Heck, even the jeep track at the end isn't at all so bad.

When you get back to your truck, shake it off and refresh with a cool beverage from the cooler and a sandwich, then go do it again!

Access Info

Hualipai and Blue Diamond (Park in dirt lot) head north over concrete water basin.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for SW Ridge Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    32 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,975 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,469 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,975 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,007 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.9 miles
  • Distance down
    2.1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.2 miles
  • Avg time
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on Nov 7, 2016
Avg: 4.8 (5 votes)

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SW Ridge Trail Trail Reports

Nov 7, 2016 @ 1:59am
Nov 7, 2016
Aug 23, 2016 @ 9:53am
Aug 23, 2016
chunky and loose. Rain rolled through last night so I bet it was faster on the flats than usual but I wouldn't know. Ripped a tire and bitch...
Jul 10, 2016 @ 3:31pm
Jul 10, 2016
Apr 29, 2016 @ 12:41pm
Apr 29, 2016
reporter Perfect conditions. Tacky AF
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:07am
Apr 18, 2016
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag KanyonKris (Mar 1, 2016 at 23:52)
 Burly climb. If you have the legs and skill, it's a good challenge. Scenic along the ridge. An easier climb is Good Call.

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