28 miles
Distance
5,409 ft
Climb
-8,236 ft
Descent
5,006 ft
High Point

Shuttle to the top of Laurel, take Laurel down and connect via Yellow Gap rd and shorter trails to Squirrel gap. Take Squirrel gap to SMR and then up Buckhorn to Black Mtn. Traverse and descend Black mtn to Davidson River Campground.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Laurel-Squirrel-Black Mtn death march mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,826 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,157 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,985 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,159 ft
  • Grade
    -1.908%
  • Grade max
    -62.114%
  • Grade min
    79.727%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    16 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Trail transparency
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Squirrel Gap
Nov 11, 2018 @ 7:11pm
Nov 11, 2018
Leafy but in good shape.
Laurel Creek Trail
Nov 4, 2018 @ 7:22am
Nov 4, 2018
Black Mountain
Nov 1, 2018 @ 4:38am
Nov 1, 2018
Buckhorn Gap Upper
Sep 3, 2018 @ 7:06am
Sep 3, 2018
Yellow Gap Rd
Jun 29, 2018 @ 7:38am
Jun 29, 2018
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