17.5 miles
Distance
3,291 ft
Climb
-3,365 ft
Descent
1 mile
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
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for MTBM - Deadmans Ridge Black Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,219 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,295 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,219 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -71.2%
  • Grade min
    37.3%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,507 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Why Not
Apr 29, 2021 @ 9:45pm
Apr 29, 2021
Fine
Hayes Point Loop
Apr 29, 2021 @ 7:35am
Apr 29, 2021
Hayes Point Shortcut
Apr 25, 2021 @ 10:45am
Apr 25, 2021
Downed tree 3/4 of the way up, will require chainsaw. Trail is muddy and wet, some icy patches in the woods.
Deadmans Ridge
Apr 19, 2021 @ 7:11am
Apr 19, 2021
Snow covered from the top down to the Sleeman Ridge junction. Snow is patchy just below the junction and then the trail is clear and in good shape. Few trees down, couple quite large. Lots of winter debris up high.
Zipline
Apr 4, 2021 @ 1:46pm
Apr 4, 2021
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