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 Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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