17 miles
Distance
3,953 ft
Climb
-3,953 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Wanna do Deadmans Ridge without a shuttle? This is it. This loop takes some dedication going up on the forest service road, but the reward is a fun rowdy 3,000 ft descent from the top of Blue Mountain to the valley floor. Beware, the high north aspects off the forest service road can hold snow till almost June.

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Deadmans Ridge - Big Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,213 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,213 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,213 ft
  • Grade max
    -47.158%
  • Grade min
    40.912%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,800 ft
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Deadmans Ridge
May 12, 2018 @ 10:07pm
May 12, 2018
Snow on road after gate. Tough pushing through. ~30 min ~1ft deep.
Hayes Point Shortcut
Apr 28, 2018 @ 11:48pm
Apr 28, 2018
Dry except just before the steep climb starts. Apx 100 ft of wet/muddy trail
Zipline
Apr 18, 2018 @ 2:45pm
Apr 18, 2018
Wilderness Trail Rd
Apr 11, 2018 @ 5:11pm
Apr 11, 2018
Blue Mountain Main Corridor - 3.04
Apr 11, 2018 @ 5:11pm
Apr 11, 2018
All clear. The two usual spots have some mud but it’s very rideable.
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