2,508 ft
Distance
22 ft
Climb
-169 ft
Descent
00:05:31
Avg time

El Capitan Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Surrey Hills
    Dorking
  • AKA
    Captain Clunk
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Red (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #1324 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking

Following some hefty revisions by the local Ranger this trail retains it's sloppy wet start, but opens up into a fun, fast and flowing descent off the hill; the gaps are gone, as are the drops but still keeps enough interest to make this worth pointing the bike down. Extremely smooth right until the end where it is a bit steeper and rough, but avoidable.

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More Stats for El Capitan mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -147 ft
  • Altitude min
    671 ft
  • Altitude max
    826 ft
  • Altitude start
    818 ft
  • Altitude end
    671 ft
  • Grade
    -5.854%
  • Grade max
    -15.9%
  • Grade min
    15.6%
  • Distance climb
    355 ft
  • Distance down
    1,906 ft
  • Distance flat
    247 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:05
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Status:
on Sep 12, 2021
Very Dry
Avg: 4.5 (25 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      El Capitan Trail Reports

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      Sep 12, 2021 @ 12:18am
      Sep 12, 2021
      Aug 25, 2021 @ 4:19am
      Aug 25, 2021
      All dried out currently, running well
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 9:53am
      Jul 18, 2021
      Jul 9, 2021 @ 5:24am
      Jul 9, 2021
      Sloppy wet puddles in the top section but other fabulous. Steep cutes at the end are life affirming
      Jul 4, 2021 @ 8:59am
      Jul 4, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 23 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 649 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,753 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 27, 2019 @ 3:11am
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      906 |
      Apr 22, 2006 @ 12:54pm
      Apr 22, 2006
      | 3 comments
      753 |
      Apr 22, 2006 @ 12:54pm
      Apr 22, 2006
      | 1 comments

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      14 miles

      10 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      sg-B (Aug 13, 2017 at 23:17)
       Blue features until the the last 50 m, then red or black steep features at the end. The manditory jump at the end has been leveled, and is now rollable
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      lightlives (May 30, 2018 at 11:03)
       Very nice track
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      • + 0
      JAYDADO48 (Sep 3, 2019 at 6:41)
       Good fun as a learn to black, gets u warmed up for the rest.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Sabinallah (Jul 19, 2020 at 6:53)
       Too much of this Trailforks, trail is getting ruined week by week. The end has become more of a don’t bottom out on the huge braking bumps????
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      gepn20 (Jul 23, 2020 at 1:13)
       Ending has 3 choices, left is easiest, middle toughest . Wouldn’t bring a beginner here.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      mrsimmo (Sep 6, 2020 at 6:26)
       This is Blue until the last 1/4, then its Red or Black. The end isn’t suitable for riders who normally ride Blues.

      Three choices for the last 2 cliff rolls (very steep), middle is the hardest.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      ChristopherCobwjT (Nov 11, 2020 at 11:15)
       Very easy to start, but becomes a little harder towards the end. Overall a brilliant trail, but could do with smoothing out the bottom section by filling in the braking holes. It was a great test for my new suspension fork however.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      HMEDCALF (Nov 12, 2020 at 3:28)
       End of the trail has become so destroyed that I would recommend taking the most right option at the fork to avoid it until it gets fixed. Crashed there last year and it has only gotten worse since...
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      HMEDCALF (Nov 12, 2020 at 3:30)
       Note: The right fork is marked as root of all evil on OSM if you want to map that instead.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      SFT2aL (May 11, 2021 at 8:57)
       Still a bit wet from the weekend but grippy in the corners. The middle line in the end steep bit has changed since I last tried this line about 10 days ago and caught me by surprise. There seems to be a new and very loamy line from half way down the middle one to join with the middle of the right hand branch
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      Videos

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      Surrey Hills - El Capitan
      1:24 | 71 | Aug 14, 2021 , Dorking
      EL Capitan, Bo Selcta, John the Baptist
      5:32 | 2001 | Jun 10, 2019 , Dorking
      Two screwups at peaslake. Ow
      0:42 | 471 | Sep 30, 2020 , Dorking
      Being a dick
      0:27 | 772 | Jan 12, 2020 , Dorking