35 miles
Distance
12,936 ft
Climb
-12,936 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

A great way to experience all Juniper ridge has to offer. Awesome views, strawberries, huckleberries. But also deep dusty moto ruts and a duo of outstanding descents: Juniper peak and Tongue mountain. You can shuttle the lower part but it's also a pleasant warm up before the rather harsh Dark Meadow climb. An easier option is to start at Sunrise peak but that road is apparently washed out and cannot be shuttled. You could also start at Council lake but that part of the ridge is not nearly as interesting or fun to ride.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Juniper ridge loop via Dark Meadow mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,410 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,469 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,469 ft
  • Grade max
    -114.392%
  • Grade min
    76.104%
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    16 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
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  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Very Dry
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Dark Meadow Trail #263
      Oct 17, 2018 @ 4:11pm
      Oct 17, 2018
      Trail is riding great. Awesome steep, fast descent. reporter
      Juniper Ridge #261
      Sep 19, 2018 @ 8:02pm
      Sep 19, 2018
      Rode NF29 to Dark Meddows to Juniper Ridge (South to North) and Tounge Mtn back to the car. The graph on my Android was backwards (or the start and finish dots are wrong) so all the ups were downs and the downs were up. Still super worth it if you like hike a bikes and a wicked descent into Tounge Mtn and Tounge Mtn itself.
      Tongue Mountain Trail #294
      Sep 2, 2018 @ 8:56pm
      Sep 2, 2018
      Recently brushed and in the best condition ever! Still some dust thru the steep rough sections but the lower, flow part is superb. Go ride it!
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