17 miles
Distance
3,935 ft
Climb
-3,935 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Wanna do Deadmans Ridge with (or 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. Also, if you're shuttle planning, it takes a solid 40 minutes to drive the road one way.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for MTBM - Deadmans Ridge Black Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,213 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,213 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,213 ft
  • Grade max
    -46.553%
  • Grade min
    40.768%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,341 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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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Rocks n Roots
Sep 12, 2018 @ 12:16pm
Sep 12, 2018
Definitely dry and plenty of loose rock but if you read the trail description, what else would you expect? Definitely more enjoyable than some sections of Deadman's.
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Jul 12, 2018 @ 5:10pm
Jul 12, 2018
Blue Mountain Main Corridor - 3.04
Jul 12, 2018 @ 5:10pm
Jul 12, 2018
Why not
Jul 12, 2018 @ 5:10pm
Jul 12, 2018
Hayes Point Shortcut
Jul 12, 2018 @ 5:10pm
Jul 12, 2018
Pretty rutted up
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