7 miles
Distance
1,491 ft
Climb
-1,492 ft
Descent
5,224 ft
High Point

In the wake of recent trail closures, this route is the best way to ride the remaining trails in the Wakina Sky area of the South Hills. Note that the Bum's Rush portion of the Black Forest Trail crosses private lands, and future access is unsecured. Regular trail maintenance can't be assumed, and watch out for fallen trees. Please ride respectfully, and cross the bottom of the gulch onto Grizzly Gulch Road quickly and quietly.

The climb to the top of Stairway to Heaven isn't too bad, although the last fall line pitch feels steeper than it looks. Get ready to work for the climb on the other side, though. The climb to the top of the Black Forest and Bum's Rush is a lung-buster.

This route starts and ends at the Park Avenue Building parking lot.

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Wakina Sky: Stairway - Bum's Rush mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,148 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,149 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,148 ft
  • Grade
    -0.002%
  • Grade max
    -39.546%
  • Grade min
    31.517%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,432 ft
Avg: 3 (1 votes)
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