2,883 ft
Distance
104 ft
Climb
-288 ft
Descent
00:20:20
Avg time

CLOSED! Widow Maker Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Jackson Demonstration State Forest
    Mendocino, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #32891 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Lots of issues on the upper section of this trail. Huge washout being one of them. Avoid riding.

This is a very technical trail. Very narrow hand cut single track with lots of tight switch back turns and some steep drops.
Not for the novice rider.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for CLOSED! Widow Maker mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -184 ft
  • Altitude min
    437 ft
  • Altitude max
    639 ft
  • Altitude start
    631 ft
  • Altitude end
    448 ft
  • Grade
    -6.367%
  • Grade max
    -40.447%
  • Grade min
    37.719%
  • Distance climb
    741 ft
  • Distance down
    1,992 ft
  • Distance flat
    95 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:34
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Status:
on Sep 11, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      CLOSED! Widow Maker Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 11, 2020 @ 10:30am
      Sep 11, 2020
      There is washed out section of the trail that requires a somewhat sketchy hike-a-bike.
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 7:01pm
      Aug 23, 2020
      Don't be like me and try to ride this trail without looking at reports first. Wasn't fun. Not a mistake I'll make again!
      Aug 1, 2020 @ 3:48pm
      Aug 1, 2020
      I’m new to the area so I wanted to find some more technical trails and was wondering why it’s called Widowmaker... ? I followed my trail app...
      Jun 22, 2020 @ 2:32pm
      Jun 22, 2020
      reporter I'm just going to say the upper section of this trail is closed. It's got multiple issues, besides the major slide, that make it very difficult to...
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 11:35am
      Aug 11, 2019
      A significant amount of hike a bike required and looking for route options due to the slide/downed trees.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 15 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 125 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 23, 2018 @ 10:26pm
      Jun 23, 2018

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      JDSF 500-Widowmaker loop
      9 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      sixfetty Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Sep 30, 2019 at 6:26)
       About halfway through this trail there is a slide about 80 ft wide heart bike is possible depending on which direction you're going you may have to buddy up to get your bike across
      [Reply]

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