2,389 ft
Distance
8 ft
Climb
-150 ft
Descent
00:03:32
Avg time

BJ's Surprise Details

  • Riding Area
    Glenrock
    Newcastle
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #18912 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

BJ's surprise is a dedicated downhill trail consisting of a series of bermed switchbacks with numerous drops along the terraces. The first section of the trail has several rock drops that have becoming increasingly difficult over time. There is some rutting and trail deterioration on some of the corners but the trail is otherwise ridable and a decent challenge.

Trail was always meant to be rated as black diamond but a mistake was made with signage when the trail network was formalised. Officially regraded in March 2017.

At its end you can link back around to Seuss Land via It Happens or zip straight down Bottom BJ's.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for BJ's Surprise bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -142 ft
  • Altitude min
    138 ft
  • Altitude max
    280 ft
  • Altitude start
    280 ft
  • Altitude end
    138 ft
  • Grade max
    -19.978%
  • Grade min
    5.146%
  • Distance climb
    223 ft
  • Distance down
    2,166 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:51
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Status:
on Aug 17, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (2 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 month
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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 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
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  • 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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      BJ's Surprise Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 159 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 927 rides
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