9.1 miles
Distance
1,646 ft
Climb
-1,633 ft
Descent
4,697 ft
High Point

This is a good intermediate intro ride for the lower Pattee Canyon. It's not super long on mileage, but the climb is stiff, so beware. It's also lollipop shaped, so you'll use some of the same trails climbing and descending. Sections of the climb are tough (especially the lower Mo Z trail), but if you stick with it the climb gets easier as you go up. The loop at the end of the route takes you to the top of Chopsticks for a super fun, fast, and loose descent back down. The final descent on the bermed out Mo Z Trail is also a blast with good views to boot. This is a heavily used multi-use trail area, so be respectful of other users.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Ridelogs
    125
More Stats for MTBM - MoZ/Crooked Trail - Blue mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,229 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,229 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,241 ft
  • Grade max
    -48.6%
  • Grade min
    46%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,132 ft
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