1 miles
Distance
625 ft
Climb
-20 ft
Descent
00:26:42
Avg time

Devils Staircase Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Nov - Apr
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #36461 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Only the devil would put an unridable section or 4x4 track in the middle of know where and at the bottom of a rock garden with no other way out.

A clay surface, very deep rutted series of climbs and plateaus with each 'step' using having a deep puddle on it.

This forms the half way mark of the Karapoti Classic. Yep half way in and you have to carry your bike for close to 2Km.

Access Info

From the bottom of the rock garden

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Devils Staircase bike trail
  • Altitude change
    605 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,083 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,699 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,094 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,699 ft
  • Grade
    10.884%
  • Grade max
    -4.078%
  • Grade min
    46.42%
  • Distance climb
    4,538 ft
  • Distance down
    858 ft
  • Distance flat
    161 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:31
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Status:
on Feb 1, 2015
Variable
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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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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  • < 50%
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  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Devils Staircase Trail Reports

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      Feb 1, 2015 @ 12:13am
      Feb 1, 2015
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 29 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 29 rides
      • 30 miles avg distance
      All
      • 144 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      Karapoti Classic race
      24 miles

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