Freedom (302/1a) Details
Challenging trail running directly behind Squaw Peak where you'll find many of the best DH segments in Dreamy Draw.
From the hard-to-get to saddle w/2 benches between Irregular Link and VOAZ, you'll have Upper Hairball down the West face of the mountain, and Upper Cheese Grater down the East face. Both are optional mostly HAB starting points to Cheese Grater and Hairball proper, and are VERY steep, rocky, loose and have some of tightest switchbacks you'll find anywhere. Beware of rocky wheel traps, sharp tire slashing rocks and oblivious hikers. Momentum and commitment are necessary.
Further down the mountain to the East, you'll find the tamer, but still super chunky, Lower Cheese Grater. Tons of hikers most weekends, so beware. Run it as a fast segment from the VOAZ saddle and go right at the junction, or HAB up Upper Cheese for a clinic in continuous tech.
On the West face, continue south on the very rocky and steep Hairball, which is usually started from the Irregular saddle for a faster run. Lots of drops, boulders and must-make moves for a clean run. High consequence for spills out here, but very rewarding. The few climbs in and out of the wash are rewarded with excellent rocky and steep downhill segments.
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More Stats for Freedom (302/1a) mountain bike trail
Altitude change-106 ft
Altitude min1,642 ft
Altitude max2,103 ft
Altitude start1,749 ft
Altitude end1,643 ft
Distance climb2,574 ft
Distance down3,525 ft
Distance flat287 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Freedom (302/1a) Trail Reports
Jun 20, 2018 @ 9:49amJun 20, 2018
|This trail is a beast and earns every bit of it's double black diamond rating. Coming in from 1A and climbing up Irregular Link is a fast way to...|
Apr 6, 2018 @ 11:09amApr 6, 2018
|This is not a very hike friendly trail. Starting from the Green Dot it's a hike a bike up. Steep, Rocky and loose. Once at the top you think you...|