7 miles
Distance
1,471 ft
Climb
-1,452 ft
Descent
3,488 ft
High Point

Modest climb on the road to a difficult climb on spencer gap to meet Trace Ridge. Downhill all the way from there.

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Wash Creek Road / Trace Ridge Trail Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,418 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,553 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,572 ft
  • Grade
    0.053%
  • Grade max
    -26.042%
  • Grade min
    28.353%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,754 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Trace Ridge Descent
Nov 30, 2017 @ 3:40pm
Nov 30, 2017
I agree with the others - major erosion issues on this trail, but also had good stretches of long, flowing downhill. Don't recall a large tree being down, but tons of leaves on the trail this time of year made it even more difficult to judge, as you were never sure how deep you would sink, especially in the waist-deep eroded sections. In several places, it was the wiser choice to walk.
Spencer Gap Upper
Nov 5, 2017 @ 10:19am
Nov 5, 2017
A little moist in spots, but mostly dry.
Wash Creek Road
Sep 4, 2017 @ 3:52pm
Sep 4, 2017
Henderson Reservoir
May 21, 2017 @ 5:47pm
May 21, 2017
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