4 miles
1,284 ft
-503 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Bowman Mountain Trail


  • Riding area
    Grouse Ridge
    Alta, California
  • AKA
    Back of Beyond
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    under snow in winter
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

An acquired taste to incredible beauty and gnar. Part and parcel of the Grouse Ridge Area.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bowman Mountain Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    781 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,989 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,895 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,989 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,770 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,254 ft
  • Avg time
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag mtbingadventures (Aug 13, 2018 at 15:23)
 Incredible view once you reach the top. Then from there you start a super rocky, loose, and technical downhill that is a lot of fun. The lakes are amazing in this area.
  • + 1
flag whoisadam (Sep 6, 2018 at 12:47)
 So most of this climb is on an overgrown fireroad / double track (i was expecting it to be much harder and more technical). It is quite dusty from horse use. The climb itself for the most part is not that technical just a slog. Once you reach the top you get a nice view and the single track begins. The downhill is loose and semi steep but I don't think it is DOUBLE BLACK hard more single black hard. After the downhill the remaining uphill single track is harder than the majority of the double track climb. I posted a video titled 'grouse ridge' gives you a sense of the downhill.

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