5 miles
Distance
1,418 ft
Climb
-1,769 ft
Descent
2,398 ft
High Point

Start with a climb up the Miral Heights trail.
Do a lap or 2 of the Bluffs Loop ( usually done counter-clockwise ) and then descend the Sunningdale trail.

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 Heights5,184 ft
Bluffs Loop3 miles
Sunningdale2 miles

Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Bluffs Shuttle
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    37
More Stats for Bluffs / Sunningdale (Point to Point) mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -351 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,417 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,768 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,417 ft
  • Grade max
    -61.019%
  • Grade min
    34.436%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,012 ft
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      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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