18.0 miles
4,988 ft
-4,989 ft
3,800 ft
High Point
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We are super excited to bring the CDC to North Mountain and the little town of Darrington, WA. Pro's Experts, Hardtail Open and E-Bike Open will tackle 2021 CDC: Transition Bikes - North Mountain Enduro presented by Shimano, Pro Course.

Aid Station and on Course Neutral Support provided by evo will be along the road at the exit of Skyline. Riders will pass the aid/neutral support station after descending stages 1 and 2 along the road as they pass the exit of Skyline on their way to stage 3.

Racers should be prepared for changing weather conditions. Racers should also carry extra food and water.

Detailed Description
2021 CDC: North Mountain Enduro - Pro Course is a 18 mile expert race route located near Darrington Washington. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 4,988 ft with a max elevation of 3,800 ft then descends -4,989 ft.
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18 Reviews & Comments

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tqOaSd (Sep 24, 2022 at 20:24)
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tfornelius (Aug 14, 2022 at 22:32)
Agree with above. After riding out of the blue I was surprised by the amount of flow in this trail. Id say it’s easier overall than OOTB but with a handful of more consequential features (most offer ride around options) that bring this trail up to double black rating
  • + 0
BTdubby (Aug 7, 2022 at 20:06)
Some good moves, nothing incredibly difficult but holy shit it is sustained! Burner for sure
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aphollis (Jun 26, 2022 at 21:24)
Spicy black.
  • + 1
snafflerun (May 24, 2022 at 20:42)
The trail name is a reference to The Price Is Right and it's host Bob Barker, who was born in Darrington.
  • + 1
sillawydna (Jul 28, 2021 at 20:47)
Awesome trail. Definitely ranked on the Canadian scale, as should be, everything a black trail should be and nothing more. Steep, rooty, and consistent. Rides like the Bellingham trails that are not on the map.
  • - 2
chunky-tech-doctor (Jun 21, 2021 at 15:45)
Tech trail to the core this trail as of 06/21/21 is a challenge its steep but the chute have wet tree roots on them there are about 5 drop 2 massive one after the last road crossing if you want to make this a double black that will do it. The upper is super tech lower part is flow tech in all darrington has 2 of the best trails in Washington skyline and this gem jackpot as well so maybe that's 3! Check my channel if you want to see the hole trail chuncky tech doctor on YouTube
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Pmccain (Aug 11, 2020 at 17:49)
Pedaled up like a chump from Beverly gate, though I got two ride offers along the way. Long but mellow if you’re into that, but shuttle w a DH rig is the way to go. Cool lookout tower being renovated on top. As for the trail itself - so damn good! More of a BC feel/rating than most of WA, in the best way possible. Techy and rough cut but you can let er rip. Tons of whippable turns, infinite places to air it out, and well designed so I was never surprised when I chanced a few bigger blind hits. Took the optional hard lines and didn’t think they were much of a step up from the rest of the trail fwiw. Go for it
  • + 1
masonguy (Jul 1, 2020 at 19:08)
Such a sick trail, lots of different zones as you descend, the trail has it all
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MaxAttacks (Mar 8, 2020 at 9:53)
This trail is a root-littered high-speed loam fest. Not for the faint of heart and pretty sketchy if it rains. Off-camber is standard with tons of places to wash out. Expect your buddies riding behind you to fall. Go out and get it while it's still gnarly.
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Itslegitdante (Dec 3, 2019 at 21:17)
I’ve road this since it was being built, I saw the trail transform into what it is now. I’ll tell you this only once, you will love it. The best dh you can find anywhere near Darington, and the long ride out there is totally worth it.
  • + 2
jefe (Nov 25, 2019 at 13:52)
Proper raw singletrack trail, it felt like I was on some epic BC trail. Trickiness wise, this is more of a double black trail than a black trail.
  • + 1
jefe (Nov 25, 2019 at 13:47)
While "Showcase Showdown" is a super lame name, the trail is b*tching with some good moves. I wouldn't say it is any harder than Jackpot, just different.
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Virnasty (Oct 27, 2019 at 18:37)
Spicy but palatable! Best DH run I have experienced.
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specialev EMBA (Oct 26, 2019 at 20:10)
They filled the double in with logs! Not sure if it would be worse to come up short on logs or in the hole that used to be there. This trail is awesome!
  • + 1
specialev EMBA (Oct 26, 2019 at 20:09)
Such a good trail! The top has some great sketchy bits with lots of tech and flow mixed together in that classic Connelly building style.

I was happy to see that There’s an excavator parked at the end where I hope they are going to soon be pushing on to finish the trail at the little skills park that was built initially. w
  • + 1
thinbimini (Oct 25, 2019 at 11:29)
Out of the Blue is a proper downhill trail! With the exception of North Shore features, if you want it, you get it. Doubles, drops, berms, rock rolls, STEEP hairpin 180's, you name it. The top third is still pretty roughly cut-in and presents different challenges due to this condition. I highly recommend riding it soon to take advantage of this particular sketch factor.
  • + 5
Porterstone (Oct 20, 2019 at 18:21)
This is the new standard! The best tech dh around and big vert will make the big shuttle trip all worth every second.

Route Sections

1 Stage 1: Out of the Blue - Upper
  • 2 miles distance
  • 6 ft climb
  • -1,225 ft descent
2 Stage 2: Out of the Blue - Lower
  • 1 mile distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -1,298 ft descent
3 Stage 3: Showcase Sundown - Upper
  • 3,392 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -566 ft descent
4 Stage 4: Showcase Sundown - Lower
  • 1 mile distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -1,333 ft descent


  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday August 21, 2021
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ridelogs
More Stats for 2021 CDC: North Mountain Enduro - Pro Course mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    899 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,544 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,542 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,179 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Out Of The Blue
Nov 13, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Nov 13, 2022
About a foot of snow at the top and a handful of blowdowns closer rot the bottom. It was still fun though!
Road to Lower Showcase Showdown
Sep 16, 2022 @ 7:49pm
Sep 16, 2022
[L=https://www.evergreenmtb.org/trails/ride-reports/7135]EvergreenMTB Trail Report[/L]
Showcase Showdown (Lower)
Sep 16, 2022 @ 7:49pm
Sep 16, 2022
[L=https://www.evergreenmtb.org/trails/ride-reports/7135]EvergreenMTB Trail Report[/L]
Showcase Showdown (Upper)
Aug 13, 2022 @ 10:49pm
Aug 13, 2022
Road Climb
Jul 4, 2022 @ 3:30pm
Jul 4, 2022
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