2.5 miles
Distance
312 ft
Climb
-1,063 ft
Descent
00:45:43
Avg time
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    Land Manager

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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Grouse Ridge
    Alta, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    under snow in winter
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #44459 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #68159 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Incredibly rugged, basically a rocky watercourse of a "trail" in some awesome country

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Grouse Ridge Trail: Spaulding Lake Trail to Blue Lake Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -752 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,439 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,314 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,191 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,439 ft
  • Grade
    -5.802%
  • Grade max
    -44.278%
  • Grade min
    26.81%
  • Distance climb
    3,919 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    912 ft
  • Avg time
    00:45:43
  • Avg reverse time
    01:37:27
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on Jun 28, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (5 votes)
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Grouse Ridge... Trail Reports

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      Jun 28, 2020 @ 11:03am
      Jun 28, 2020
      Trail rules, bring A game
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 10:34am
      Sep 8, 2019
      Still not easy ????????‍♂️
      Jun 2, 2019 @ 2:52pm
      Jun 2, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
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      • 93 rides
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      Aug 29, 2018 @ 11:38am
      Aug 29, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      Blue Lake Loop17 miles
      Grouse Ridge Epic20 miles
      Geology Lesson19 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      mtbingadventures (Aug 13, 2018 at 15:46)
       One of the most challenging lines I have ever done. I can ride a good portion of it but have not been able to clean it all the way. Serious pay to play trail here.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      whoisadam (Sep 6, 2018 at 12:55)
       I agree with the above comment. This is a hard trail, at first you don't think its going to be hard but then it picks up in difficulty. It is like your riding down a dry river bed of rocks through the forest. I ended up cleaning it for the most part 1st time down with one dab/bike drop. You can see the downhill for this section in the video titled "grouse ridge" starting at the 1:36 mark. I yell lots and cuss because it was intense. Its hard to see the lines, its full commitment, letting off the brakes and trusting your bike and its physically demanding because it doesn't let up for a bit.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      WillieB (Jun 28, 2020 at 21:28)
       Reminds me of the tech section of Mr Toads, just jankier. Then it lets up into some dream slabs. Amazing trail.
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      • + 1
      WillieB (Jul 12, 2020 at 9:29)
       Gets better and easier with a few laps to figure out the lines!
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