11 miles
Distance
2,653 ft
Climb
-2,659 ft
Descent
1,638 ft
High Point

This is a solid loop that feels like you're climbing and climbing and climbing. Good workout!

Start your ride at the alternate parking spot https://www.trailforks.com/poi/1924/ and then pedal up the River To Ridge Trail. Have your first heart attack while climbing Buckeye and then settle in for a long haul.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
More Stats for River to Ridge and up Thatcher mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    21 ft
  • Altitude start
    27 ft
  • Altitude end
    21 ft
  • Grade
    -0.01%
  • Grade max
    -47.635%
  • Grade min
    48.329%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,116 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

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Thacher's Rim Rock Trail
Oct 9, 2018 @ 9:18am
Oct 9, 2018
This trail is only “rideable” in one direction. Coming down the west side from sugarloaf peak to skyline is extremely steep and exposed. Use caution. If you try to ride up, you will be carrying your bike the entire way. Conditions are currently good; not overgrown, dirt is on good shape.
Buckeye Trail
Sep 30, 2018 @ 10:06am
Sep 30, 2018
Manzanita Trail
Sep 30, 2018 @ 10:06am
Sep 30, 2018
River to Ridge Trail
Sep 17, 2018 @ 12:58pm
Sep 17, 2018
Nice ride up, “doable”. Dry in the sun but still moist in the shade. Fiire damage is beautiful in its own way.
Skyline Trail
Apr 4, 2018 @ 3:48pm
Apr 4, 2018
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