11 miles
Distance
574 ft
Climb
-586 ft
Descent
252 ft
High Point

EXPERT RIDERS ONLY. Technically challenging route with rock rollers, drops, ledges, TTF. No water. No bathrooms. Navigation can be challenging. Pace will be slow. Allow 2-3 hours to complete.

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1 Review & Comments

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flag stickyfly (Jul 5, 2020 at 15:02)
 I've never ridden Ames and I'm not from around here so I chose this route to get a good session. I got more than I asked for but the riding was awesome. Very challenging for sure but I think I held my own pretty well. I'm going to try this again in reverse next time I'm in the area.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Total Ames Challenge - mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    136 ft
  • Altitude start
    156 ft
  • Altitude end
    144 ft
  • Grade max
    -20.5%
  • Grade min
    15.7%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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      Ames Nowell SP Witch Trail
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      Oct 1, 2019
      Video from early spring 2016 riding the Witch Trail in the clockwise (preferred) direction. The trail has not changed much.

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