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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
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Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
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Radar Time
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Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
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      18 miles of flowy, singletrack goodness located in Ruidoso proper.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      AKA: Grindstone Lake
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      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 1
      • 2
      • 8

      Region Status
      Caution as of Nov 9, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      11
      Trails Mountain Bike
      11
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Total Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent
      3,595 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,105 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,903 ft
      Reports
      29
      Photos
      35
      Ridden Counter
      839

      Photos of Grindstone Mountain Bike

      48 |
      Apr 25, 2020 @ 8:54pm
      Apr 25, 2020
      41 |
      Apr 25, 2020 @ 8:54pm
      Apr 25, 2020
      43 |
      Apr 25, 2020 @ 3:00pm
      Apr 25, 2020
      32 |
      Apr 25, 2020 @ 3:00pm
      Apr 25, 2020
      23 |
      Apr 25, 2020 @ 3:00pm
      Apr 25, 2020
      48 |
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 8:27am
      Aug 25, 2019
      33 |
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 8:27am
      Aug 25, 2019
      51 |
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 8:20am
      Aug 25, 2019

      Videos of Grindstone Mountain Bike

      Grindstone Mesa Downhill 7 17 21
      9:29 | 24 | Aug 20, 2021 , Ruidoso
      The Grindstone Mesa 7 17 21
      9:30 | 16 | Aug 20, 2021 , Ruidoso
      Grindstone Mesa Loop Climb 7 17 21
      10:49 | 27 | Aug 20, 2021 , Ruidoso
      Wild Horses Spotted! Mountain Biking...
      14:42 | 26 | Jul 15, 2021 , Ruidoso
      Wild Horses Spotted! Mountain Biking...
      14:42 | 25 | Jul 15, 2021 , Ruidoso
      Wild Horses Spotted! Mountain Biking...
      trail: Mesa Loop
      14:42 | 31 | Jul 15, 2021 , Ruidoso

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #848900landandwateraddreportNorth Grindstone Connector
      Nov 15, 2021 @ 6:11pm
      Nov 15, 2021
      user #2890807TheflowfatherriddentrailNorth Grindstone Connector
      Oct 25, 2021 @ 11:10am
      Oct 25, 2021
      user #1610725svitaliuswishlisttrailMesa Loop
      Oct 20, 2021 @ 11:30pm
      Oct 20, 2021
      user #2263967jandog8990wishlisttrailGrindstone Ridge
      Oct 15, 2021 @ 12:24pm
      Oct 15, 2021
      user #2156417737guyriddentrailAlfred Hale Connector
      Sep 4, 2021 @ 4:48pm
      Sep 4, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #775585larrymtbtrailNorth Grindstone ConnectorDry and only one tree across the route
      May 22, 2021 @ 12:10pm
      May 22, 2021
      user #1174673KenbittingreportFisherman's Trailgood trail
      Aug 7, 2019 @ 7:56am
      Aug 7, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Cedar Creek Recreation Area 4 7 83.3 km
      Bluff Springs 3 13 232.9 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1118 miles3,596 ft9 miles1,106 ft
      #2,254#1,1473629504
      Hike1118 miles3,596 ft9 miles1,106 ft
      #1,759#1,0262921
      Trail Running1118 miles3,596 ft9 miles1,106 ft
      #1,762#1,024296
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      • grindstone activity log | embed map of Grindstone mountain bike trails | grindstone mountain biking points of interest

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