2 miles
Distance
54 ft
Climb
-1,329 ft
Descent
00:13:53
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Grouse Ridge : Blue Lake to Lookout Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Grouse Ridge
    Alta, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    under snow in winter
  • Global Ranking
    #18209 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

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More Stats for Grouse Ridge Trail: Blue Lake Trail to Lookout bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,276 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,191 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,499 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,466 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,191 ft
  • Grade
    -13.678%
  • Grade max
    -49.63%
  • Grade min
    20.328%
  • Distance climb
    882 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    548 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:53
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Status:
on Oct 30, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to grouse-ridge-trail-blue-lake-trail-to-lookout-32178 trailhead (39.388419, -120.610040)
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Grouse Ridge... Trail Reports

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Oct 30, 2018 @ 6:53pm
Oct 30, 2018
Logging from previous report has been all cleared up. Rode it today w/ zero need to hike a bike.
Aug 20, 2018 @ 4:56pm
Aug 20, 2018
About halfway down from the Grouse Ridge lookout a substantial portion of the trail was destroyed (completely vanished) due to recent logging...
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Blue Lake Loop
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4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag bkxc (Jul 9, 2018 at 15:16)
 Who knew we had loam in California?
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  • + 1
flag mtbingadventures (Aug 13, 2018 at 15:48)
 Not to many places you can find a fast downhill loamy section in this area. Awesome fun and highly recommend it if you have the endurance to get there.
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  • + 1
flag whoisadam (Sep 6, 2018 at 13:11)
 This part of Grouse was a blast it had speed, rocks, flow, loam, fun logs to boost off of. It was a nice degree of difficulty where could enjoy it and not feel you might die Smile Enjoy this section because when you come to the Double Black Section of Grouse things are going to get a lot more hectic. This part of the trail starts at 1:01 - 1:35 of the video Entitled "Grouse Ridge" posted under the video tab. Its true further down the trail logging has begun and its all torn up and hard to find the trail, we found it with a bit of searching, if you use common sense and your instinct on where you think it would go you shall find it. Its off to the left.
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  • + 1
flag mtbingadventures (Sep 19, 2018 at 9:38)
 BONC fixed up that part of the trail that got torn up by the loggers. I helped out a bit and got to ride it. It's great and I can't wait to do that again.
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