1,938 ft
Distance
33 ft
Climb
-49 ft
Descent
00:02:20
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Better Than The Alternative Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    All year
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #65428 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    1990
  • Land Manager
    https://www.fs.fed.us/

Small little trail just enough to get you off the road and in trail which is always better.

Access Info

From Hwy 1 or the start of Drop Down

Disclaimer

Be super careful out here. Always have a friend never ride alone and always have a map and plenty of water and cell battery because this is the worlds loneliest national forest. YOU ARE OUT THERE.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Better Than The Alternative bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -16 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,898 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,941 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,941 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,924 ft
  • Grade
    -0.844%
  • Grade max
    -11.55%
  • Grade min
    8.879%
  • Distance climb
    948 ft
  • Distance down
    932 ft
  • Distance flat
    58 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:14
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 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
  • 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
  • Other Other
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