5 miles
Distance
148 ft
Climb
-1,657 ft
Descent
00:28:49
Avg time
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Alexander Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #37866 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Starting from the bottom you start out on some double track, then the trail veers off to the left into some gorgeous single track following a babbling creek. After a short distance of following the creek you will come upon a buried natural gas line, the single track continues along easement of the gas line clearing. This is a beautiful trail that is usually very un-crowded and great for mid-spring riding when you can't get into the high mountains due to snow.

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More Stats for Alexander Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,509 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,543 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,056 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,056 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,547 ft
  • Grade
    -5.771%
  • Grade max
    -58.836%
  • Grade min
    57.813%
  • Distance climb
    3,162 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    660 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:42:49
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Status:
on Jun 19, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 2.7 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to alexander-creek trailhead (40.754050, -111.624060)
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      Alexander Creek Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 19, 2020 @ 5:14pm
      Jun 19, 2020
      Jun 9, 2020 @ 4:28pm
      Jun 9, 2020
      Apr 26, 2020 @ 6:37am
      Apr 26, 2020
      There's no more snow on the trails, but still patches of mud. Most mud spots are still rideable if you don't mind cleaning your bike after the...
      Apr 11, 2020 @ 9:16am
      Apr 11, 2020
      3.3 miles from the bottom I hit significant mud followed by snow. Still needs more time
      Jun 19, 2019 @ 3:11pm
      Jun 19, 2019
      Tick alert. Lush trail
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 23 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      All
      • 93 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Jun 9, 2019 @ 9:04pm
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      Apr 29, 2018 @ 12:41pm
      Apr 29, 2018

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag R0c1nant3 (Jun 15, 2016 at 17:23)
       A roadie's dream I suppose. It's either a torturous climb or a monotonous descent.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag thaddeusmt (Aug 11, 2016 at 9:47)
       Alternates between boring and too steep. Great trail if you don't like turning. Or fun.
      Grass get's overgrown in the later summer, too.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Simplyharrison (May 19, 2018 at 11:04)
       Reminder: as part of the SC watershed area this is a no dogs allowed trail Frown
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag rayit33 (3 days ago)
       Not sure why this is listed as a Blue line as there is nothing technical or dangerous. It's basically a smooth track with some steep climbs. You can get going pretty fast downhill but this is a mixed use trail. Also this is listed as a non-ebike trail but there are no such signs posted so it's no surprise there was an elderly gentleman powering up the climb on his e-fatbike.
      [Reply]

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