9.4 miles
Distance
2,021 ft
Climb
-2,019 ft
Descent
3,200 ft
High Point

Hike-a-bike to a little downhill to steep uphill to a lotta downhill.

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1 Review & Comments

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DrHog (Jan 24, 2020 at 15:57)
 A true test of climbing stamina and technical climbing skill, followed by a super rocky but fun descent. Almost all riders will be forced to hike-a-bike a few sections of the climb, but there is nothing absolutely undoable--it is just the combination of long/steep sections and rocks that take their toll. The descent is rough, but doesn't contain big drops or jumps. Lots of hikers, so stay in control, especially when within 3 miles of Gateway TH area.
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    Black Diamond
  • Ridelogs
    86
More Stats for Windgate Pass to Bell Pass mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,716 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,716 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,716 ft
  • Grade max
    -72.2%
  • Grade min
    48.7%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,808 ft
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Gateway Access
Oct 31, 2021 @ 10:18am
Oct 31, 2021
Gateway Loop
Apr 13, 2021 @ 5:57am
Apr 13, 2021
Trail is rideable but a nice challenge in the CCW direction. CW is easier for sure. Some hikers and a bell helps keep the peace.
Bell Pass (North side)
Aug 15, 2020 @ 5:36am
Aug 15, 2020
Bell Pass DH
Jun 21, 2019 @ 6:01am
Jun 21, 2019
Really fun DH. Nothing too tough but lots of loose rock, chunder and switchbacks. Good reward for the climb!
Windgate Pass
May 19, 2019 @ 5:33am
May 19, 2019
Descended this section and am glad I was not attempting to ride up it. Chunky.
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