1.1 miles
Distance
620 ft
Climb
-502 ft
Descent
00:26:27
Avg time
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Hogsback Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Overend Mountain Park
    Durango, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #14213 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #5649 in Trail Running
    • #4495 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking

An incredibly steep trek up the mountain. The south section of this trail climbs 400 feet in .4 miles - the grade exceeds 45º in places I'd say that it's only meant to be ridden downhill, but how do you get to the top? Nearby Hog Wild is also incredibly steep.

This trail is not for the faint of heart. I was told by a local rider that people snowboard down this trail in the Winter. It's a fun drop, but VERY challenging and intimidating!

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Hogsback mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    118 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,808 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,428 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,808 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,926 ft
  • Grade
    2.1%
  • Grade max
    -129.4%
  • Grade min
    80.2%
  • Distance climb
    3,773 ft
  • Distance down
    1,831 ft
  • Distance flat
    49 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:21
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Status:
on Jun 9, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)

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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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      Hogsback Trail Reports

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      Jun 9, 2021 @ 12:10pm
      Jun 9, 2021
      Dusty but still rideable
      May 9, 2021 @ 11:25am
      May 9, 2021
      Dusty and can be soft in the turns.
      Jul 15, 2020 @ 8:41am
      Jul 15, 2020
      Jul 15, 2020 @ 7:21am
      Jul 15, 2020
      Dry and dusty - trail falls off in a few spots (steep - loses the bench), but rideable with some care.
      May 24, 2020 @ 9:24am
      May 24, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 30 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      Oct 16, 2018 @ 9:42pm
      Oct 16, 2018

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      justgivener (Sep 16, 2018 at 9:45)
       Great way to realize you can ride things you have a hard time walking.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      fabiot-4 (Sep 24, 2019 at 14:50)
       The last 20m of the western climb to Hogsback Mountain are nearly impossible with a bike (even when carrying/pushing the Bike, even without a Bike it's more climbing than walking). Don't now (yet) about the east side.
      Should be rated double black!
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      • + 1
      spokesmanmtb (May 10, 2021 at 8:58)
       I made it a double-black. It may even be more difficult than that! It was a SERIOUS challenge.
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      • + 0
      gnarflow13 (May 27, 2021 at 14:55)
       The main climb that switchbacks up from Perin Gulch isn’t too bad, just a challenging climb to get the heart working. However, once you get to the top of that and wanna go up to the summit, the real challenge has just begun. Me and one other person spent a good half hour just trying to hike up this beast of a hill (maybe a cliff?) Could not imagine doing it with 1 person unless you carry the bike over your head or you have balls of steel. The descent off of the other side is steep, loose, and exposed. Really challenging, more so up than down, and I would say take Skid Ridge down if you don’t wanna experience the worst hike a bike of your life. If you do, however, take Hog Wild down from the summit, it’s actually a pretty nice trail.
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