29 miles
Distance
6,446 ft
Climb
-6,449 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Full meal deal: Park at the S Fork Boulder Creek road, to the left when driving up Boulder Creek road Westbound. Ride Boulder Creek road to Deer Creek summit, which is the Northernmost end of the Kettle Crest Trail. Take the Kettle Crest Trail south for approximately 3 miles, to an intersection with a doubletrack 'KC to Taylor connector'. Take this left, and gradually climb for another 2.5 miles, and then descend the final 1/2 mile as the overgrown road transitions to the Upper Taylor Ridge singletrack. Upper Taylor ridge is about 3 miles of descending and ends at a gravel road. Go left here and climb a bit, before returning to singletrack (a right turn) on Lower Taylor Ridge. Upon exiting Lower Taylor Ridge, go left, downhill, on the gravel road. It will quickly deteriorate, and portions near a landslide will be more trail like. This will return you to Boulder Creek road parking.

Happy meal version: Check your dignity at the door and shuttle the road climb to cut 9 miles and 3K of character and karma building climbing out of the route.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Taylor Ridge - full route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,943 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,961 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,958 ft
  • Grade
    -0.002%
  • Grade max
    -47.257%
  • Grade min
    48.064%
  • Distance climb
    18 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,241 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      KC to Taylor connector
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 10:33am
      Sep 8, 2019
      Kettle Crest Trail - Taylor Ridge to Boulder Creek
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 10:29am
      Sep 8, 2019
      Trail corridor has been brushed out.
      Lower Taylor Ridge
      Aug 31, 2019 @ 11:57am
      Aug 31, 2019
      Several larger trees down between South Boulder double track to the road crossing 5 miles up.
      Taylor to Boulder doubletrack
      Jul 12, 2019 @ 9:02am
      Jul 12, 2019
      Upper Taylor Ridge
      Jun 27, 2019 @ 9:03am
      Jun 27, 2019
      Good time to ride with beautiful flowers!
      more reports »
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