4 miles
Distance
756 ft
Climb
-1,105 ft
Descent
1,164 ft
High Point

This is my personal favorite route through Frick Park which minimizes the boring double track climbs back to the top. Start at Iron Gate and ride to Concrete Block (just after the wooden drop), ride Concrete Block until it exits to Firelane Ext. Ride Roller Coaster back to Firelane Ext. Climb up Firelane Ext and ride Roller Coaster to IMBA trail all the way up and out to Falls Ravine. Take Bench Trail up to Horse Trough. Ride Horse Trough until you exit to Riverview Trail. Turn left and enter Homeless Camp on the right and ride that back to Iron Gate. Rip Iron Gate to the bottom of the park.

You can hit 276, Dinky Bridge, and the slags now or you can climb back up Falls Ravine to ride Bradema.

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Trails in Route

Iron Gate3,350 ft
Concrete Block2,169 ft
Roller Coaster4,951 ft
IMBA Trail502 ft
Bench Trail2,028 ft
Horse Trough1,634 ft
Homeless Camp1,306 ft

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Ryan's Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -349 ft
  • Altitude min
    782 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,132 ft
  • Altitude end
    782 ft
  • Grade
    -1.595%
  • Grade max
    -32.934%
  • Grade min
    29.676%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,221 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
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  • 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
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  • Sight Sight
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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Trail transparency
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Horse Trough // 2018
Horse Trough // 2018
4:42 | 36 | comments: 0 | favs:
Sep 4, 2018
Homeless Camp // 2018
Homeless Camp // 2018
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Sep 1, 2018
Roller Coaster (Extension) // 2018
Roller Coaster (Extension) // 2018
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Aug 27, 2018

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Homeless Camp
Nov 21, 2018 @ 6:12pm
Nov 21, 2018
It's that time of year again where the trails are very muddy unless they are frozen. Please refrain from riding when muddy. reporter
Concrete Block
Nov 21, 2018 @ 6:11pm
Nov 21, 2018
It's that time of year again where the trails are very muddy unless they are frozen. Please refrain from riding when muddy. reporter
Roller Coaster
Nov 21, 2018 @ 6:10pm
Nov 21, 2018
It's that time of year again where the trails are very muddy unless they are frozen. Please refrain from riding when muddy. reporter
Bench Trail
Nov 21, 2018 @ 6:10pm
Nov 21, 2018
It's that time of year again where the trails are very muddy unless they are frozen. Please refrain from riding when muddy. reporter
Horse Trough
Nov 21, 2018 @ 6:09pm
Nov 21, 2018
It's that time of year again where the trails are very muddy unless they are frozen. Please refrain from riding when muddy. reporter
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