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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Heil Valley Ranch is a great place for strong intermediate riders. The new Overland Loop intermediate trail and the new Schoolhouse Loop beginner/kids trail (opened June 7, 2019) makes it a great place to beginners to learn before heading further into Heil for the challenging Wapit trail.

      Most of the trails here are crafted with mountain bikers in mind. If great turns on well-built rock-armored trails are on your mind today, Heil is the place to go There are heaps of Easter eggs to be found (the fun jumps and rock problems kind, not the chicken egg kind. If you find a real egg, best leave it so you don't anger a mama turkey or alligator who laid it).

      Heil is totally rideable on a hardtail, but you'll be sore at the end of the day. Lots of medium sized "babyhead" rocks abound (and often bound up at you when you run over them), so it's bumpy! But, hop on a bigger travel mountain bike and the trails smooth out like butter... well, maybe like chunky spoiled milk, but you get the point.

      Check out the Van Hagar if you want to see a sort of "best of" for more advanced riders here. Or, ride up one side and down the other (like Lyons to Wapiti via Picture Rock or the other way 'round).

      This place gets mad busy in the spring when all the people who don't realize that biking is fun all the time abandon that silly sport of sliding downhill on wooden sticks and start riding again. If you want to come ride on a warm sunny weekend day, get here early or you might find the parking lots all full.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Overland Trailhead google parking directions
      Disclaimer:
      Dogs/pets are not allowed at Heil Valley Ranch.
      Region Details
      • 2
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 5, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #875
      State Ranking
      #36
      Trails (view details)
      6
      Trails Mountain Bike
      6
      Trails Hike
      5
      Trails Trail Running
      5
      Total Distance
      16 miles
      Total Descent
      2,245 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,409 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,808 ft
      Reports
      261
      Photos
      67
      Ridden Counter
      2,141

      Popular Heil Valley Ranch Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 18 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance

      Photos of Heil Valley Ranch Mountain Bike

      0 |
      Oct 5, 2019 @ 10:15am
      Oct 5, 2019
      2 |
      Oct 5, 2019 @ 10:15am
      Oct 5, 2019
      trail: Picture Rock
      282 |
      Feb 27, 2015 @ 11:08am
      Feb 27, 2015
      trail: Wapiti
      296 |
      Jun 4, 2013 @ 10:07pm
      Jun 4, 2013

      Videos of Heil Valley Ranch Mountain Bike

      youtuber Riding in Mountain Lion Country - Mountain...
      14:38 | 120 | Dec 4, 2018 , Lyons
      Lower Picture Rock - Gimbal Stabilized GoPro -...
      501 | Aug 31, 2016 , Lyons
      Upper Picture Rock - Gimbal Stabilized GoPro -...
      391 | Aug 31, 2016 , Lyons
      Wild Turkey - Gimbal Stabilized GoPro - SMOOTH
      359 | Aug 31, 2016 , Lyons

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1616306AzannayiwishlisttrailSchoolhouse Loop
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 7:09pm
      Oct 9, 2019
      user #1945316BigbopiriddentrailSchoolhouse Loop
      Oct 8, 2019 @ 11:43pm
      Oct 8, 2019
      user #935744AbacalladdreportWapiti and 2 more
      Oct 5, 2019 @ 2:01pm
      Oct 5, 2019
      user #1549324Jevisichaddphoto in Boulder, Colorado, United States and 1 more
      Oct 5, 2019 @ 10:15am
      Oct 5, 2019
      user #1549324JevisichriddentrailWapiti
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 3:15pm
      Oct 4, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1829075samlivitrailWapitiGreat trail but it's rocky
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 3:12pm
      Aug 25, 2019
      user #1864310bocomtbtrailOverland Loop3 stars when it's running CW, 4 stars when...
      Jul 21, 2019 @ 5:19pm
      Jul 21, 2019
      user #1737617dtrevorreportWapitiTrail is in great shape!
      Mar 26, 2019 @ 9:07pm
      Mar 26, 2019
      user #1005442mtbyeticotrailOverland LoopTrail is now listed as a green. :)
      Mar 8, 2018 @ 12:25pm
      Mar 8, 2018
      user #1150506Subpar-shreddertrailOverland LoopThis is rated incorrectly. It should really...
      Mar 8, 2018 @ 8:23am
      Mar 8, 2018

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