4,993 ft
Distance
24 ft
Climb
-585 ft
Descent
00:16:24
Avg time

Merle's Details

  • Riding area
    Sun Mountain
    Winthrop, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    DNR

Reach the top of Merle's from either the Gravel Pit using the Axis of Access trail, or from the Virginian Ridge Trail (climbing single track) by way of the short connector called the Worm Hole.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Merle's mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -560 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,134 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,694 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,694 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,134 ft
  • Grade
    -11.222%
  • Grade max
    -37.254%
  • Grade min
    12.903%
  • Distance climb
    359 ft
  • Distance down
    4,581 ft
  • Distance flat
    52 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:24
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Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag dkscott (Sep 18, 2017 at 16:01)
 We only rode the upper section, then bassinet and finished on Dirty Paws. However, the section we ride was poorly built, with some big photo-op features, both natural and man-made. Essentially no drainage features so time of erosion, steep fall line descents with deep dust and softball cobbles. If youyour bike is mega slack and huge air is your thing, then check this out. Otherwise, avoid it and ride Dirty Paws which has good drainage and chicken routes to avoid the bigger features. Maybe the rest of this trail is better, but weren't into risking it and missing out on Dirty Paws which we knew was super fun.
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flag dkscott (Sep 20, 2017 at 16:08)
 Sorry about all the autocorrect typos:
Bassinet=bailed
Time of erosion=tons of erosion
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