16 miles
Distance
2,548 ft
Climb
-5,269 ft
Descent
4,853 ft
High Point

Ride from the top of Pilot to through Black to Sycamore. Can be accessed by climbing Laurel.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Pilot to Black mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,722 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,131 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,853 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,131 ft
  • Grade
    -3.154%
  • Grade max
    -42.97%
  • Grade min
    75.824%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,601 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
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Pilot Rock
Sep 3, 2018 @ 7:06am
Sep 3, 2018
Two trees down. Slightly before & after the rock outcropping switchback where most regroup.
Buckhorn Gap Upper
Sep 3, 2018 @ 7:06am
Sep 3, 2018
FS 476
Sep 3, 2018 @ 7:06am
Sep 3, 2018
Grassy Road Trail
Aug 28, 2018 @ 2:35pm
Aug 28, 2018
Sycamore Cove Trail
Aug 28, 2018 @ 2:35pm
Aug 28, 2018
Tree down about halfway down lower Sycamore, can get under but not ride under.
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