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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