2 miles
312 ft
-1,063 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Grouse Ridge : Spaulding Lake to Blue Lake Trail


  • Riding Area
    Grouse Ridge
    Alta, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    under snow in winter
  • Global Ranking
    #23601 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

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

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Grouse Ridge Trail: Spaulding Lake Trail to Blue Lake Trail bike 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,919 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    912 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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Avg: 4 (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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Aug 29, 2018 @ 11:38am
Aug 29, 2018
Grouse Ridge Trail: Spaulding...

Routes with this trail

Blue Lake Loop
17 miles

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag 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.
  • + 1
flag 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.

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