9.4 miles
Distance
791 ft
Climb
-855 ft
Descent
00:32:10
Avg time
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Blue Ridge Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking

Blue Ridge offers a challenge somewhere between Panorama and Timber Mesa on the technicality scale. Much of the trail has planted rocks that will keep you on your toes. Blue Ridge is often used as part of a connection with Ice Cave and Osprey for longer rides.

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More Stats for Blue Ridge mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -64 ft
  • Altitude min
    1.3 miles
  • Altitude max
    1.4 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.3 miles
  • Altitude end
    1.3 miles
  • Grade max
    -13.684%
  • Grade min
    16.402%
  • Distance climb
    4.7 miles
  • Distance down
    4.0 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,511 ft
  • Avg time
    00:32:10
  • Avg reverse time
    00:35:17
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Avg: 3.6 (5 votes)

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1 Review & Comments

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flag BMBURCHAM (May 16, 2017 at 12:46)
 Super fun trail. It's XC bike friendly. I rode on my cannondale black inc hard tail just fine but if you want to be more comfortable, I would recommend a full suspension. It's a pretty chuncky trail but not too technical in my opinion. There are some challenging sections but you can roll over everything no problem. You just need some skill. Lots of loose rocks. Some good short punchy climbs. Not too much climbing but not too flat, either. I would say this is more of an intermediate trail. I am in between beginner and intermediate level. Only had to hike and bike a couple times because my skill level just wasn't there. But I cleaned most of everything. I'm a female and have only been riding for 2 years. Would ride the trail again. I would definitely avoid this trail when raining. It hailed on us one day and we had to cut it short because our tires were just caked in sticky mud and pine needles. It gets dangerous riding on the rocks with slick tires like that.
I would run tubeless tires with a thicker sidewall. I recommend 2.25. I was riding shwalbe snakeskins: Knobby Nick 2.25 in the front and Racing Ralph 2.1 in the back and I wish I had the 2.25 in the back but I was using a spare wheel and didn't feel like changing the tire.
My usual set up is Knobby Nick/Rocket Ron in the front depending on the terrain, and always Racing Ralph in the back. I always run snakeskins and 2.25 tires for that extra grip. Hope this helps y'all out.
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