9 miles
Distance
1,975 ft
Climb
-1,977 ft
Descent
2,397 ft
High Point

Start and finish at Gyro Park for a great loop of the Miral Heights / Bluffs Loop / Sunningdale trails.

NOTE: It is very hot here in the summer.

Hints: The Sunningdale trail follows a steady, flowy gradient for much of its course, allowing riders to blast down at high speeds. Riders need to be aware that the trail is also very popular with local resident hikers and dog walkers who don't appreciate being startled by bikers traveling at supersonic speeds. Slow it down and please respect all trail users.

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Trails in Route

Miral Heights5,223 ft
Bluffs Loop2 miles
Sunningdale2 miles

Details

  • Featured
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    12
More Stats for Bluffs / Sunningdale (Loop) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,365 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,376 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,374 ft
  • Grade
    -0.004%
  • Grade max
    -81.241%
  • Grade min
    29.979%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,122 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
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  • Icy
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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      Sunningdale Trail
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      Dec 12, 2018
      Exploring Trail
      Exploring Trail
      1:31 | 190 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Jul 3, 2016
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      One shot with Hopkins. @diamondbackbikes

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Sunningdale
      Dec 3, 2018 @ 4:19pm
      Dec 3, 2018
      Eminently rideable for normal MTB rubber. A couple of small patches of snow on the back, but a real late-season treat!
      Miral Heights
      Apr 14, 2018 @ 1:12pm
      Apr 14, 2018
      In very good shape.
      Bluffs Loop
      Apr 14, 2018 @ 1:10pm
      Apr 14, 2018
      No snow left. Some wet/soft sections. Keep those puddle drains flowing.
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