1.3 miles
77 ft
-945 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Global Ranking

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.

Access Info

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Crouching Squirrel Hidden Monkey mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -868 ft
  • Altitude min
    64 ft
  • Altitude max
    932 ft
  • Altitude start
    932 ft
  • Altitude end
    64 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,554 ft
  • Distance down
    4,964 ft
  • Distance flat
    108 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jan 30, 2017
Avg: 4.3 (29 votes)

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Crouching... Trail Reports

Jan 30, 2017 @ 2:44pm
Jan 30, 2017
97% Dry and rideable, beautiful tacky dirt. One small patch of snow on the wooden bridge part way down and the descent to rejoin Brackentrail is a...
Nov 16, 2016 @ 11:58am
Nov 16, 2016
Crazy wet fun. Lots of slippy roots
Jun 12, 2016 @ 8:24pm
Jun 12, 2016
reporter great shape right now
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:45pm
Apr 18, 2016
running great! Great work on the trail!
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:04am
Apr 18, 2016
Amazing work SORCA Trail Crew!!
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