2 miles
Distance
217 ft
Climb
-956 ft
Descent
00:06:41
Avg time

Lord of the Possums Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #18252 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in E-Biking

If someone asked you to dream up your perfect blue flow trail Lord of the Possums would have to come close. This master class trail has rightly been compared to a luge track only this track can be ridden at all speeds and enjoyed by so many more riders.

Bike Park

More Stats for Lord of the Possums mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -739 ft
  • Altitude min
    696 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,435 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,435 ft
  • Altitude end
    696 ft
  • Grade
    -8.409%
  • Grade max
    -38.145%
  • Grade min
    29.98%
  • Distance climb
    2,237 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    974 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:41
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Status:
on May 13, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.4 (24 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to lord-of-the-possums trailhead (-43.608715, 172.633086)
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      Lord of the Possums Trail Reports

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      May 13, 2020 @ 8:48pm
      May 13, 2020
      needs maintenance, the majority of the trail is very rough
      Jan 19, 2020 @ 10:19pm
      Jan 19, 2020
      This trail needs lots of tlc. It is heavily rutted and worn due to exposure to rain and riding.
      Jan 8, 2020 @ 2:25am
      Jan 8, 2020
      Very rutted, unbearable riding at speed on a hardtail!
      Dec 14, 2019 @ 12:03pm
      Dec 14, 2019
      Dec 8, 2019 @ 7:32pm
      Dec 8, 2019
      Very rutted and rough again, though going for 9 year old on his hard tail.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 234 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,530 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      7 |
      Apr 10, 2020 @ 5:30pm
      Apr 10, 2020
      134 |
      Dec 24, 2018 @ 3:10pm
      Dec 24, 2018
      201 |
      Jun 3, 2018 @ 4:14am
      Jun 3, 2018

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Hard Tech Lap
      2 miles
      CAP Summertime Enduro #1 race
      13 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Georgemingham (Jan 8, 2020 at 2:22)
       Very rough so much so my chain kept popping off, couple of little rollers. Much preferred crocodile mtb park
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag DjTahi (Jan 11, 2020 at 17:35)
       Needs a groom
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Hummingbird17 (Jan 12, 2020 at 21:54)
       A long track if you join onto handle the jandal. ..prox 4.7km I think.
      Bumpy but a good warm up ride and good 1st blie track if you are new to the park or have been on the couch over winter. 4 stars
      [Reply]

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