4 miles
Distance
618 ft
Climb
-620 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

This is a challenging Nordic tour of upper Mount Ascension. It starts and finishes at the top of Arrowroot Drive. There are a few glade opportunities along the route. The most difficult portion is the climp up Entertainment Trail from the bridge at the end of Aftershock.

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Details

  • Winter only route
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Nordic Ski
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    14
More Stats for Upper Mount A Nordic Tour mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,833 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,179 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,177 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -64.4%
  • Grade min
    31.9%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,415 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      2006 Trail above Arrowroot Drive
      Nov 22, 2020 @ 1:03pm
      22 hours
      Occasional drifts of crusty snow. reporter
      Aftershock Trail
      Nov 22, 2020 @ 1:03pm
      22 hours
      reporter
      Mt Ascension Loop
      Nov 8, 2020 @ 8:52am
      Nov 8, 2020
      4" of wet snow on 11/8 reporter
      Mt Ascension Ridge Trail
      Nov 8, 2020 @ 8:52am
      Nov 8, 2020
      4" of wet snow on 11/8 reporter
      Alpine Meadows Access
      Nov 8, 2020 @ 8:51am
      Nov 8, 2020
      4" of wet snow on 11/8 reporter
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