4 miles
Distance
121 ft
Climb
-2,388 ft
Descent
01:04:26
Avg time
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Deathstar (#1025) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #73305 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Sometimes referred to as "Sugar Run" or known locally as "Deathstar", this is a fast, fun, raw, and un-groomed trail in the GWNF. There are a two main rock obstacles, the first is easier than the second. There is also some super-fast downhill towards the end, be careful when leaves are down as you'll feel like you're ice skating.

The "Deathstar" name comes from the fact that you can see a multitude of satellite dishes on the NSA base in the distance to the west. Regardless of what you call it, it's super-fun, fast and flowing. As previously stated, it becomes very steep at one section towards the conclusion of the downhill.

More Stats for Deathstar (#1025) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,267 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,841 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,117 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,117 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,850 ft
  • Grade
    -9.721%
  • Grade max
    -56.484%
  • Grade min
    23.131%
  • Distance climb
    2,419 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    846 ft
  • Avg time
    01:04:26
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Deathstar (#1025) Trail Reports

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      Jun 18, 2019 @ 7:31am
      Jun 18, 2019
      A little overgrown but Death Star is riding well. I don’t think I had to dismount at all. Watch for those 2 twisty drops!
      Apr 27, 2019 @ 5:38pm
      Apr 27, 2019
      The trail is running in great condition, with maybe one tree down that you need to get off the bike for. Loamy goodness top to bottom. Definitely...
      Jun 24, 2018 @ 7:14am
      Jun 24, 2018
      Trail is now cleared up to the first river crossing. Even with 2-3in of rain the upper section was perfect. Past the 1st river crossing muddy and...
      May 15, 2018 @ 12:35pm
      May 15, 2018
      Its in rough shape after winter, trees down and hard to follow.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 37 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 29 miles avg distance
      All
      • 8 rides
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      Apr 15, 2019 @ 5:55pm
      Apr 15, 2019

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