1.6 miles
Distance
335 ft
Climb
-270 ft
Descent
00:14:48
Avg time
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    Land Manager

230 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sandia Foothills - North
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #36769 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #82255 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Elena Gallegos Open Space - City of Albuquerque

From the southern intersection with trails 341 and 230a dirt single track climbs moderately steeply to the north. The climb is punctuated with intermittent technical features: narrow boulder roll ups set between rocks, tight twisty switchbacks through boulder fields. Along the way are a few more advanced technical features if you keep your eyes open. Just past the top of the climb are two steep roll downs that are fairly technical. You cross an arroyo and meet a couple of difficult rock wall climbs. At short ways past this more advanced technical sections you reach the very top of the trail and descend to the west. The descent is fast, twisty, and choppy, but without any large drops. There are a couple of jumps off of larger boulders if you want to add some spice to what is already a fun descent.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for 230 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    65 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,393 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,687 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,393 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,458 ft
  • Grade
    0.763%
  • Grade max
    -12.643%
  • Grade min
    20.811%
  • Distance climb
    4,948 ft
  • Distance down
    3,178 ft
  • Distance flat
    406 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:49
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on Apr 4, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.55 (7 votes)
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      230 Trail Reports

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      Apr 4, 2021 @ 4:25pm
      Apr 4, 2021
      A
      Feb 20, 2021 @ 7:11pm
      Feb 20, 2021
      Feb 2, 2021 @ 5:00pm
      Feb 2, 2021
      The upper more techy bits are hero dirt, no mud. Rocks are riding great. Lower section has a few muddy sections, but for the most part it's hero dirt.
      Oct 17, 2020 @ 6:59am
      Oct 17, 2020
      Lots of hikers and other mountain bikers. Parking lot at Michael Emery trailhead full at 0745. So get there early! And watch out for cacti. ...
      May 20, 2020 @ 9:13am
      May 20, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 71 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 607 rides
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      Feb 7, 2021 @ 4:47pm
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      Nov 14, 2019 @ 4:49pm
      Nov 14, 2019
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      Nov 14, 2019 @ 4:49pm
      Nov 14, 2019

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      mckayb (Dec 8, 2020 at 9:20)
       Starts out as a smooth uphill and turns into a nice tecky trail that ends with some down hill through some rock gardens at the end. Lots of fun. One of my favorites for technical riding at Ellena Gellegos
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      gnarflow13 (Feb 3, 2021 at 17:11)
       Re-Route on 505 to 365 upper section of trail. More windy, with a few more fun rock gardens put in, now. Say goodbye to your chances of stealing that KOM now though. Basically makes the downhill 5-10 seconds longer. Whatever, re-routes are cool Smile
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      foggnm (Sep 6, 2021 at 10:17)
       What once was a fun fast dh on the north part of this trail was ruined by the trailbuilders that seem determined to remove any challenging high speed sections from the foothills.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      gnarflow13 (Sep 6, 2021 at 10:47)
       now that is true
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