7 miles
Distance
1,254 ft
Climb
-5,881 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

The Epic Mt Wilson Trail route aka the Darkside! 7 miles all downhill and you will be all smiles.

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Mount Wilson Bicycling Association (mwba.org)
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    12
More Stats for Mt Wilson Trail mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -4,627 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,035 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,662 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,035 ft
  • Grade
    -12.48%
  • Grade max
    -91.658%
  • Grade min
    75.224%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    616 ft
Avg: 2 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Trail transparency
      Chutes and Ladders
      Chutes and Ladders
      0:08 | 140 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Dec 16, 2019
      OTB down steep chutes
      M E M O R I E S
      M E M O R I E S
      4:54 | 127 | comments: 1 | favs: 1
      Nov 25, 2018
      Through moments and time, I have created precious memories. One day We'll be gone, why not to fulfill life with simple great moments. When the...

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Mt Wilson Trail (Skyline)
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 3:17pm
      Jun 26, 2020
      Dry and overgrown. Otherwise same stuff.
      Mt. Wilson Road
      Jan 18, 2020 @ 8:43am
      Jan 18, 2020
      in the first 5 miles going from the observatory you will find at least 15 down trees. you just have to go over or under. other than that is a fun trail.the last 3 miles is very clean.
      Mt Wilson Trail (The Bench Trail)
      Nov 24, 2019 @ 6:52am
      Nov 24, 2019
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