3 miles
Distance
705 ft
Climb
-720 ft
Descent
3,026 ft
High Point

Enjoyable short loop through Thomas Bush beech forest, with expansive views at the top from Long Spur over the Castle Hill Basin. Easy uphill riding, with well-graded, reasonable-radius switchbacks.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for Hogs Back Short Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,480 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,496 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,480 ft
  • Grade
    -0.105%
  • Grade max
    -40.742%
  • Grade min
    34.41%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,162 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Hogs Back - Uphill
      Dec 1, 2018 @ 2:36pm
      Dec 1, 2018
      Hogs Back - Thomas Bush Downhill
      Dec 1, 2018 @ 2:36pm
      Dec 1, 2018
      Awesome fun blasting down here! One of the amazing downhils on the hogs back!
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