2 miles
Distance
71 ft
Climb
-30 ft
Descent
00:14:03
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Blue Trail
  • Richmond Adventure Mountain Bikers (RAM)
    Maintainer

Blue Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Richmond
    Richmond, Indiana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #28497 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

The first segment of the Blue Trail is referred to as "blue warm up" and is a fast, rolling section containing sweeping turns. You'll pass through the wetlands area and pond before crossing the first gravel access road.

Once across the gravel access road, you enter the main segment of the Blue Trail. This area is known as the "fast flats" as this section is made up of smooth trail with a series of tight turns and short straights.

As you progress into the woods, you'll begin to climb a number of long, gradual switchbacks. You'll cross the boy scout bridge on your way to the top and encounter a number of log crossings along the way. Once you have reached the top, take the time to explore the Indian Mound and catch your breath on one of the benches.

The Blue Trail was designed as a beginner level trail which is great for experts as well.

Access Info

Access this trail from the parking lot located at the trailhead near the entrance to the tunnel going under Hayes Arboretum Road.

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More Stats for Blue Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    42 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,045 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,112 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,070 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,112 ft
  • Grade
    0.448%
  • Grade max
    -4.928%
  • Grade min
    8.981%
  • Distance climb
    4,983 ft
  • Distance down
    2,300 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,958 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:03
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
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  • 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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