16 miles
Distance
4,622 ft
Climb
-4,572 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Transfer 4 utilizes active roads, riders need to respect traffic laws and remain alert even on the dirt roads. Riders will depart from the Silver Mountain Gondola Village and utilize a short section of the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. They will leave the trail and turn right onto Division St which will climb through uptown Kellogg, and the bedroom community of Wardner. After about 1.6 miles riders will reach the top of Division Street and will turn right onto the Sierra Nevada Road, this is a dirt road and rider will stay on this until they pass under a chairlift. At this point everyone will turn onto Alhambra, a green trail, and follow the signs through the ski area. At the saddle PRO riders will turn right and make their way up to the start of Stage 4, and everyone else will head up to the start of stage 5

Stage 4 is PRO ONLY and is comprised of two different sections of trail. The top half utilizes a steep, rough, and raw section of the Stix & Stones dirt bike course, this trail is not part of the Silver Mountain Bike Park Trail System and this is your one chance to ride it for the year. This is the steepest section of the whole race course. Once riders make it to the service road they will turn right and then drop into Hot Mess. This Double Black Diamond trail is steep, loose, surfy, and features several mandatory drops.

Pros can then hop on chair 3 and upload to the start of Stage 5.

Stage 5 starts with the original Silver Mountain Trail, Hammer. This trail is a mix of tech sections, jumps, and even a small road gap. As riders leave the Chair 3 Zone they will hit a small drop and enter the Lower Hammmer, from here the jumps get bigger and it's recommended that riders familiarize themselves with this section in practice. Riders will merge onto Mutton Conductor and bang out a longer tech section with a mix of roots, rocks, and steeps. At 5 Corners riders will shoot straight across the road and into Spooky Woods, a classic rooty tech trail. At the bottom of Spooky Woods the course takes a quick right and left and drops down the steep and loose Wide Open Road. This turns into Wide Open, a little bit smoother high speed trail with a couple of jumps, and some rough and bumpy sections. Shortly after the second jump everyone will bang a Louie and turn onto a short section of Tinkerbell, and then Secret Squirrel. The Squirrel is a narrow trail with a mix of flow and and high speed off camber. We join Man Child right before the step up to step down, and finish up with some low angle roots and corners. Everyone will cross Cemetery Road and see how fast they can work this fun and flowy section that rounds out the top to bottom lap. Enjoy the complimentary crab claw!

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Route Sections

1 Stage 4 PRO ONLY
  • 4,446 ft distance
  • 21 ft climb
  • -1,113 ft descent
2 Stage 5
  • 4 miles distance
  • 40 ft climb
  • -3,349 ft descent

Trails in Route

Alhambra1 miles
Stix & Stones2,589 ft
Hot Mess2,103 ft
Hammer4,590 ft
Lower Hammer1,841 ft
Mutton Conductor3,209 ft
Spooky Woods2,858 ft
Wide Open Road1,335 ft
WideOpen1,306 ft
Tinkerbell246 ft
Secret Squirrel2,841 ft
Man Child1,545 ft
Frog Trees2,224 ft

Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for NAEC 2017 Day 2 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    50 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,286 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,287 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,337 ft
  • Grade
    0.059%
  • Grade max
    -58.298%
  • Grade min
    39.977%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,449 ft
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  • Variable
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