19.2 miles
2,457 ft
-2,459 ft
2 miles
High Point

You have between x and x to do the course. Do it as many times as you would like, we will use your fastest time.

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Please be respectful of other trail users If you want to crush this challenge, then do it when others are not out riding or walking. Remember to follow standard trail etiquette. Yield to anyone on foot and riders going uphill.

One lap:
Start on Pole Creek, from Happy Jack trailhead, headed right as you face the ski hill,
Left and stay left on and through Blackjack,
Left on Alder,
Left on Middle Aspen,
Right on Aspen,
Straight on Roller Coaster,
Left on Alder,
Left on Meadow,
Second Right Upper UW Loop,
Left out to cattle guard at Headquarters,
Right on Headquarters,
Left around trailhead and onto Crow Creek,
Do your best to find a decent meadow crossing, then right on Crow Creek,
Follow Crow Creek counterclockwise staying on the summer trail,
Stay right near the top of the climb to get back to Headquarters,
Right on Headquarters,
Right on Overlook,
Headquarters to Far East end,
Left on Headquarters road,
Left on Hooch Trail,
Left on Death Crotch,
Right on Summit Loop,
Right on Summit Trail,
Right on Haunted Forest,
Left on Old Happy Jack Road,
Left into Pole Creek Campground,
Straight onto Pole Creek,
Finish at Happy Jack Trailhead.

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This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

Detailed Description
BikeNet 2020 Race 2 - Happy Jack is a 19 mile intermediate unsanctioned race route located near Laramie Wyoming. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 16 trails. This route climbs 2,457 ft with a max elevation of 8,944 ft then descends -2,459 ft.

11 Reviews & Comments

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mrvwbug (Aug 3, 2022 at 17:45)
Start at the east TH, the climb is techy but fun. At the middle split take the overlook if you want to play in some janky rocks, and the bypass if you want a fast and flowy run through the woods. The descent back into the east TH starts out fairly fast and techy, and becomes super flowy in the last section, one of the few good DH runs left in HJ
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robertellisw (Jul 19, 2022 at 14:47)
Trail Death Crotch
Absolute blast! Chunky, but also not steep. A gradual DH flow with a couple tricky spots. No exposure or anything of high consequence.
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harrisonjg (Jun 8, 2021 at 17:07)
This is not a black trail. It is a blue
  • + 1
lookoutkd14 (Oct 25, 2020 at 16:27)
Trail Death Crotch
Only good DH trail left at happy jack
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lookoutkd14 (Sep 23, 2020 at 11:10)
Trail Aspen
This trail is awesome. The send half past a small climb is the best!
  • + 1
mrvwbug (Jun 9, 2020 at 20:17)
Trail Middle Aspen
Probably the best trail in Happy Jack presently, great flow, fairly fast, and very well constructed.
  • + 1
mrvwbug (Jun 9, 2020 at 20:12)
Trail Aspen
Fun trail, a mix of tech and flow, but nothing that isn't beyond its blue rating, a few punchy tech climbs in the upper section, lower section gets really fast and fun going through the aspens.
  • + 1
mrvwbug (Jun 9, 2020 at 19:53)
Trail Death Crotch
Top part is steep and janky with some tight turns in the jank, bottom is endless loose switchbacks. Fun trail, definitely earns its black rating
  • + 0
RucaFollows (May 5, 2019 at 11:58)
Still snowy! Slow melting from hard packed winter trails.
  • + 1
jwestenhoff LCC (Jul 30, 2018 at 21:26)
Portions of this trail have been rerouted; it needs a GPS update.
  • + 0
norcalspeeddemon (Jun 13, 2017 at 7:03)
Trail Death Crotch
Fun descent!!


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More Stats for BikeNet 2020 Race 2 - Happy Jack mountain bike route
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    8,157 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,351 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,350 ft
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  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Middle Aspen
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