2,849 ft
Distance
28 ft
Climb
-305 ft
Descent
00:03:17
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Cruel and Unusual Trail

Cruel and Unusual Details

  • Riding Area
    Trestle Bike Park
    Winter Park, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, DJ
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #18380 in Mountain Biking

To access Cruel and Unusual, follow the main access fire road down from either chairlift toward Double Jeopardy.

The trail quickly enters the woods and you'll find yourself flowing through a series of sculpted dirt berms. After a sharper left-hand berm, you'll encounter the first wooden berm. There is no drop-off from this built feature, but get ready for the features to get bigger and more technical as you go.

After tearing through a few more dirt corners, you'll come to a right-hand wooden berm that ends with about a three-food drop and a gap that must be cleared. The next feature is a gap jump with a nice wooden run-in and takeoff. This feature could be rolled but it's best hit with speed and cleared to the dirt.

Flow out of the jump and immediately into a long, nearly 180 degree banked wooden berm. After another right-hand dirt berm, get ready for a sizable dirt-to-dirt gap jump. There is a ride around here but it would all but kill your speed to take that option.

The next feature is similar to the previous left-hand wooden bank except that it has a lip near the end that launches the rider over a gap and back onto the dirt. If you liked that gap, then you'll love the next dirt-to-dirt jump. There's not much room to come up short here, this jump requires full commitment!

Once (or if!) you've cleared that jump, get ready for a series of four dirt gap jumps followed by a step-up. At this point Cruel and Unusual flows quickly through the trees, featuring a few last berms and whoops before reaching its terminus toward the bottom of Double Jeopardy.

Bike Park

More Stats for Cruel and Unusual bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -277 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,261 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,538 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,538 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,261 ft
  • Grade
    -9.732%
  • Grade max
    -39.021%
  • Grade min
    12.804%
  • Distance climb
    384 ft
  • Distance down
    2,337 ft
  • Distance flat
    128 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:17
  • view trail stats
Status:
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

view (407)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to cruel-and-unusual trailhead (39.873858, -105.782408)
update trails status or condition

Cruel and Unusual Trail Reports

no reports have been added for Cruel and Unusual yet, add a trail report.
Trail reports are used to indicate a trails current condition and inform builders and other riders about any issues on a trail.

Photos

more »
64 |
Aug 24, 2017 @ 11:41am
Aug 24, 2017
Cruel and Unusual, Winter Park
60 |
Aug 2, 2017 @ 10:29am
Aug 2, 2017
Cruel and Unusual, Winter Park
70 |
Oct 24, 2016 @ 9:44am
Oct 24, 2016
Cruel and Unusual, Denver
86 |
Sep 26, 2016 @ 11:41am
Sep 26, 2016
Cruel and Unusual, Winter Park

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag FreeRideFornicator GMBA (Aug 11, 2017 at 12:37)
 One of the best trails on the hill!
[Reply]

Post a Comment



You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login

Videos

more »
Trestle -Cruel and Unusual 2018
0:06 | 28 | Sep 20, 2018 , Winter Park
Cruel and Unusual August 2017
0:10 | 66 | Aug 22, 2017 , Winter Park
Trestle - Cruel and Unusual Gap Jump
0:16 | 106 | Jul 17, 2017 , Winter Park
Trestle Bike Park
0:10 | 77 | Dec 28, 2016 , Winter Park
  • subscribe
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.