1 miles
Distance
216 ft
Climb
-217 ft
Descent
00:41:18
Avg time

Alpha Details

  • Riding Area
    Griffin Bike Park
    Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #12499 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
  • Year Opened
    2015

From the Perimeter Loop, this trail starts with a short but furious uphill section heading west and a fast, short saddle rising into another short climb. A sustained downhill section follows. The singletrack then enters into a longish climb and passes the entrance to the Proving Grounds Advanced Drop at left. Alpha then becomes a series of descents, rises, and switchbacks among many small ridges. The trail eventually crosses a long wooden bridge and passes the Landing Zone before heading back north. The return has an optional jump feature and then a taxing uphill section. Alpha ends with a wooden berm and wooden bridge features and some last downhill fun--ending at the West Lake Trail just east of the Alpha entrance.

Access Info

From Perimeter Trail, west of Stryker Lake, near the intersection with West Lake Trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Alpha bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    614 ft
  • Altitude max
    660 ft
  • Altitude start
    635 ft
  • Altitude end
    634 ft
  • Grade
    -0.022%
  • Grade max
    -24.786%
  • Grade min
    30.746%
  • Distance climb
    2,161 ft
  • Distance down
    2,614 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,204 ft
  • Avg time
    00:41:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:32
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Status:
on Apr 24, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.8 (5 votes)

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

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Alpha Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 34 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 784 rides
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      Photos

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      Apr 6, 2019 @ 12:50pm
      Apr 6, 2019
      76 |
      Nov 17, 2016 @ 1:23pm
      Nov 17, 2016
      69 |
      Nov 13, 2016 @ 8:10am
      Nov 13, 2016
      56 |
      Nov 13, 2016 @ 8:09am
      Nov 13, 2016

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 2
      flag klaine (Aug 16, 2016 at 11:40)
       This trail is awesome! A little bit of everything... downhill, climbs, drops, corkscrews, table top jumps, bridges, etc.and is still being polished! Probably classify as Intermediate this is a bit more difficult than Beginner but a sweet step up from the Basic Training Skills Area.
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