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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
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      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
      Corral Trailhead Parking google parking directions
      Disclaimer:
      Dogs/pets are not allowed at Heil Valley Ranch.
      Region Details
      • 2
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 30, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      7
      Trails Mountain Bike
      6
      Trails Hike
      6
      Trails Trail Running
      6
      Trails Horse
      1
      Total Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent
      2,509 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,409 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,808 ft
      Reports
      480
      Photos
      70
      Ridden Counter
      3,001

      Popular Heil Valley Ranch Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 m avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 3 rides
      • 21.2 km avg distance
      Past Week
      • 19 rides
      • 26.4 km avg distance

      Photos of Heil Valley Ranch Mountain Bike

      trail: Overland Loop
      15 |
      Jun 28, 2020 @ 2:06pm
      Jun 28, 2020
      trail: Overland Loop
      14 |
      Jun 28, 2020 @ 2:06pm
      Jun 28, 2020
      trail: Picture Rock
      329 |
      Feb 27, 2015 @ 11:08am
      Feb 27, 2015
      trail: Wapiti
      339 |
      Jun 4, 2013 @ 10:07pm
      Jun 4, 2013

      Videos of Heil Valley Ranch Mountain Bike

      youtuber Overland Loop | Family Friendly MTB at Heil...
      9:52 | 58 | Aug 21, 2017 , Lyons
      youtuber Fox DPX2 Review | Full Wapiti Descent at Heil...
      trail: Wapiti
      10:17 | 60 | Aug 22, 2017 , Lyons
      youtuber Fox DPX2 Review | Clockwise on Ponderosa and...
      9:44 | 38 | Aug 26, 2017
      youtuber Riding in Mountain Lion Country - Mountain...
      14:38 | 211 | Dec 4, 2018 , Lyons

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Picture Rock
      Jul 29, 2020 @ 8:16am
      Jul 29, 2020
      Prevalent Mudprovin1327A big rain storm on 7/28 has turned this...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2254821alysonswishlisttrailWapiti
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 11:48am
      Aug 2, 2020
      user #960208Tomis916addreportOverland Access (S) and 2 more
      Jul 30, 2020 @ 4:07pm
      Jul 30, 2020
      user #1120800xitionaddkarmaHeil Valley Ranch
      Jul 30, 2020 @ 12:08pm
      Jul 30, 2020
      user #1261865provin1327addreportPicture Rock
      Jul 29, 2020 @ 8:17am
      Jul 29, 2020
      user #1889566SadrianriddentrailWapiti
      Jul 28, 2020 @ 9:12pm
      Jul 28, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1425515getverttrailWapitiThe side hits and rock jumps were totally due...
      Jul 7, 2020 @ 11:44am
      Jul 7, 2020
      user #1261865provin1327trailWapitiSome trail work has been done just past the...
      Jul 7, 2020 @ 10:30am
      Jul 7, 2020
      user #2178969NealstanfieldtrailOverland LoopAwesome ride. My 9 year old did it on his...
      Jun 28, 2020 @ 2:04pm
      Jun 28, 2020
      user #1261865provin1327trailWapitiMore of a blue black than a blue since it's...
      Jun 3, 2020 @ 2:30pm
      Jun 3, 2020
      user #1829075samlivitrailWapitiGreat trail but it's rocky
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 3:12pm
      Aug 25, 2019

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