4,668 ft
169 ft
-134 ft
Avg time

Cross Tie Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    MTB Connector Trail
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking

Primary use biking with hiking ok until entering north access to mountain biking only area. Section from Hilltop Day Use area was created in 2015 to take traffic off of trails going thru Disc golf area and Hares Canyon (fire road). This is a well built trail which dives immediately off into timber and crosses over various shared-use trails. Relatively easy grade but narrow and some switch back turns make this difficult for beginners - but this is intended to be main access to Intermediate mountain biking area trails. Lots of fun flowing this back out from mountain biking area to Hilltop - it's mainly downhill that direction!

This trail continues after entering mountain biking specific area. An easily ridable "A-frame" helps filter out hiking traffic near the trail kiosk. It traverses across North Caddy Whomper once and then ends before a drainage area. Continuing on North Caddy Whomper leads to Shoofly (the contination of XC trail) or veering left on North Caddy Whomper leads to Freeride area (or a shortcut to continue into "Link n Pin" section of Shoofly XC trail.

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More Stats for Cross Tie mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    35 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,140 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,256 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,160 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,194 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,521 ft
  • Distance down
    1,625 ft
  • Distance flat
    521 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jan 21, 2017
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Cross Tie Trail Reports

Jan 21, 2017 @ 3:47pm
Jan 21, 2017
reporter Nwta volunteer trail work party took care of all Cross Tie from Hilltop parking lot into mountain bike area up to were connects with North Caddy...
Dec 10, 2016 @ 3:18pm
Dec 10, 2016
Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps); snow slush covered; some rutting and standing slush puddles under the crust of...
Nov 13, 2016 @ 12:29pm
Nov 13, 2016
reporter Some mucky spots but generally good shape. One down tree blocking but rollable. Needs leaf blowing.
Oct 22, 2016 @ 1:00pm
Oct 22, 2016
Trimmed back small tree down across trail so it's now more easily hoppable. Trail is only slightly muddy. Entire trail swept of significant...
Oct 16, 2016 @ 12:35pm
Oct 16, 2016
Small tree down across trail, can ride over or around
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