4 Mile out and back.
Start at the Pueblo Day use area. Ride down Mine Trail until the fork in the trail. Stay left and continue onto Rocky Ridge.
The climb up rocky ridge is very technical and difficult due to all the various sized rocks strewn about the trail.
The climb finishes at a bench on top of the ridge, overlooking Almaden valley below.
Next, simply turn around and descend the length of Rocky Ridge. The first section is a fast, semi smooth then quickly turns into a wider singletrack rock garden. This is the point where speed control is essential. Braking too much will put you at risk of hitting a rock without sufficient speed to roll over it.
Following the first few rock gardens, which last for around .75 miles, is a faster section with bigger rocks and a right turn taking you towards a lone tree. There is a single, standalone jump you can hit, and then the trail spits you out into the gnarliest, most technical rock garden of the loop.
This section features wheel sizes boulders tight turns, and speed/braking control and line choice is essential to successfully navigating this section without dismounting.
After this section, the trail smooths out (relatively) again and there is a tight, semi off camber section which leads you back to the creek crossing bridge. Once you cross the bridge, speed down the irrigation humps, and pedal up the short climb, the ride is officially over.
This is a short, but physically demanding trail, both up and downhill.
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More Stats for Rocky Ridge Out and Back mountain bike route
Altitude min500 ft
Altitude start565 ft
Altitude end565 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat1,750 ft
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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