4 miles
Distance
672 ft
Climb
-672 ft
Descent
1,086 ft
High Point

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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Trails in Route

Mine Trail636 ft
Rocky Ridge4 miles
Mine Trail636 ft

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    11
More Stats for Rocky Ridge Out and Back mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    500 ft
  • Altitude start
    565 ft
  • Altitude end
    565 ft
  • Grade max
    -17.765%
  • Grade min
    18.094%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,750 ft
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Mine Trail
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One of my first edits, shot with a GoPro Hero HD
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the booter
trail: Mine Trail
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me sending the booter up on the oathill mine trail for the first time
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Lance hit
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Dec 4, 2010
Lance hitting one of the little booters along the Mine trail.

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