1,286 ft
Distance
6 ft
Climb
-91 ft
Descent
00:02:18
Avg time

Ground Control Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Swan Creek Park
    Tacoma, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #794 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #225 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking

Lots of berms and jumps that are easy for novices to ride on yet fun for the experts to blast over.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ground Control mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -84 ft
  • Altitude min
    404 ft
  • Altitude max
    493 ft
  • Altitude start
    489 ft
  • Altitude end
    404 ft
  • Grade
    -6.558%
  • Grade max
    -25.202%
  • Grade min
    6.719%
  • Distance climb
    91 ft
  • Distance down
    953 ft
  • Distance flat
    242 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:01
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Status:
on Jan 16, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.85 (13 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
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

Radar Time
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

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Ground Control Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 1:51pm
      Jan 16, 2021
      A little slow but overall great given all the rain! Couldn’t quite clear the road gap because of the lack of speed.
      Dec 24, 2020 @ 9:30am
      Dec 24, 2020
      Nov 27, 2020 @ 6:17pm
      Nov 27, 2020
      Nov 12, 2020 @ 9:55am
      Nov 12, 2020
      A little wet and slow. Brake bumps getting deeper in some areas
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 2:22pm
      Oct 25, 2020
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 17 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 606 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,380 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      12 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 8:11am
      Sep 19, 2020
      36 |
      May 28, 2020 @ 3:50pm
      May 28, 2020
      75 |
      Apr 22, 2020 @ 3:41pm
      Apr 22, 2020
      101 |
      Mar 23, 2019 @ 8:15pm
      Mar 23, 2019

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      RufinoRamos Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Sep 6, 2019 at 21:09)
       Ok its not as bad as. I made it sound .you just have to go all out to be in on this trail ..
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      RufinoRamos Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jan 25, 2020 at 16:50)
       It need work the jumps have no lips .
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      jasonyKKcfo Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Oct 1, 2020 at 11:02)
       Fast and super fun line!!
      [Reply]
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