18 miles
Distance
4,095 ft
Climb
-4,094 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

This route provides access to the steepest, most technical, and funnest riding around the Shaver Lake area. Climbing up the steep fire road behind the Shaver Marina will reward you with big granite riding down the western slope of Ely Mtn. Climb up the fire road once more to pass by Balsam Forebay before crossing 168 and heading down the steep and narrow Bear Highway trail. At approximately the halfway point there is a 4-5' rock drop with a rollable option on the far left. From this point down the trail is fast and flowy.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for The world is flat, at least this trail makes it look that way mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,385 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,385 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,386 ft
  • Grade max
    -56.443%
  • Grade min
    56.935%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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