A great fully-featured AM ride, with long, but relatively easy access.
CSHM is an excellent trail accessed off the end of the Alice Lake parking lot and up a short but steep access road.
Entrance is flat and loamy, quickly turning in to a stepped descent of small broken rock and hard(ish) pack. A few upward rock rolls interrupt an otherwise twisty dirt and mildly-rooted singletrack.
You'll encounter a nice fat log ride, with angled 12" skinny exit, a single double-bubble rock roll (hit it from the left of the small willow patch or you'll be forced to turn mid-roll). Another quick jaunt through some rolling and dropping dirt track with one short but very steep bit of woodwork, followed quickly by a short but very rough broken rock drop around a tree. You'll be rewarded with a nice wide downward curve to the right, like a 200' long berm, in to an intersection (stay right for exit to cul-de-sac), which rolls quickly over small optional bridges and gravel to the cul-de-sac on Tantalus Rd.
Intermediate Riders: Very doable for intermediate riders willing to walk the few burly required features, keep your speed or lose your momentum on the roots.
Experienced Riders: Let fly through all but the broken rock drop (huck it with caution, rock wall on the right, air on the left) be wary the double-bubble rock roll if you enter from the right side at speed.
Travel to the Northern-most end of the Alice Lake parking lot & campground, ride past the yellow gate, the road takes a hard right, then a left switchback and keep following, sign for CSHM will be on the left - total distance past the gate, about 800m.
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More Stats for Crouching Squirrel Hidden Monkey mountain bike trail
Altitude change-705 ft
Altitude min227 ft
Altitude max932 ft
Altitude start932 ft
Altitude end227 ft
Distance climb1,426 ft
Distance down3,803 ft
Distance flat108 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Crouching... Trail Reports
Oct 4, 2018 @ 4:26pmOct 4, 2018
Oct 2, 2018 @ 7:38pmOct 2, 2018
|Water drainage issue, large mud holes after rainfall.|
Sep 12, 2018 @ 10:35amSep 12, 2018
Sep 3, 2018 @ 8:00pmSep 3, 2018
|Broken wood/ttf structure. 4 slats missing on upper bridge at the beginning. need to lift front tire to get over it.|
Aug 20, 2018 @ 9:58pmAug 20, 2018
|Good shape and tree is gone|
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