1,286 ft
Distance
6 ft
Climb
-91 ft
Descent
00:02:29
Avg time

Ground Control Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Swan Creek Park
    Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #1313 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #78290 in Trail Running
    • #47795 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 80 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
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
    00:02:29
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:46
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Status:
on Jun 20, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.8 (15 votes)
Your vote: 0

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Ground Control Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 23 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 527 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,398 rides
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      Mar 20, 2021 @ 7:41am
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      Jan 31, 2021 @ 4:55pm
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      May 28, 2020 @ 3:50pm
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      Apr 22, 2020 @ 3:41pm
      Apr 22, 2020

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      RufinoRamos (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 ..
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      • - 1
      RufinoRamos (Jan 25, 2020 at 16:50)
       It need work the jumps have no lips .
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      • + 0
      jasonyKKcfo (Oct 1, 2020 at 11:02)
       Fast and super fun line!!
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      • + 0
      Skfernandez10 (Oct 4, 2021 at 2:07)
       I would call this a blue/black trail. All the features except the very last gap jump at the bottom you can roll over to include kids in elementary. They are steep up and down, however a confident rider can roll over all the tabletops. The full is definitely in jumping all the table tops, the road gap, and if I had a full suspension I would try to gap jump at the end. It's my kids and I favorite trail and jump line at Swan Creek. Fast and fun!
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      • + 1
      DrTrailforks (Dec 24, 2021 at 21:51)
       The main flow trail at Swan Creek, Ground Control is an easily lappable intermediate difficulty run. Somewhat poor design as speed is killed right before the “road gap” but has some fun jumps throughout and provides riders of different abilities their own challenges.
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