5,094 ft
Distance
458 ft
Climb
-3 ft
Descent
00:25:08
Avg time
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Bear Scat North Details

  • Riding Area
    Cedro
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Global Ranking
    #24526 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Bear Scat is an interesting trail that is a bit like two different trails in one, which is why I've decided to split it into two trails, Bear Scat North (this section) and Bear Scat South. Coming from Pinion, the Bear Scat climb is nigh impossible, even for a veteran rider or pro. The grade is simply too steep in many places, and a few of those spots even have some serious technical moves that must be made in addition to powering up the grade itself. I've heard tell of people cleaning the various sections, but have never seen it done. Coming the other way, you'll head down the super steep technicality, which is enough to shrink your... courage... quite a bit.

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More Stats for Bear Scat North bike trail
  • Altitude change
    454 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,091 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,546 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,091 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,545 ft
  • Grade
    8.913%
  • Grade max
    -6.592%
  • Grade min
    39.953%
  • Distance climb
    4,232 ft
  • Distance down
    426 ft
  • Distance flat
    436 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:25
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Status:
on Aug 12, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
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  • 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
  • Other Other
Directions to bear-scat-north trailhead (35.063110, -106.321530)
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Bear Scat North Trail Reports

datedescription
Aug 12, 2018 @ 5:19pm
Aug 12, 2018
Aug 12, 2018 @ 5:19pm
Aug 12, 2018
Jun 18, 2018 @ 9:26am
Jun 18, 2018
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd583470.pdf
Mar 23, 2018 @ 8:46am
Mar 23, 2018
Jul 31, 2017 @ 6:17am
Jul 31, 2017
Tons of loose rocks and muddy terrain after previous day's rain
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