4 miles
Distance
298 ft
Climb
-1,712 ft
Descent
00:24:18
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mt. Hough Summit Trail

Mt. Hough Summit Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mt. Hough
    Quincy, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #15546 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A ripping section of downhill, that can be taken entirely too fast. Starts with some steep but well built switchbacks, transitions into some flowy sidehill amidst logging operations, and finishes with a supreme section of banks and rollers. Can also be ridden uphill, but watch out for downhill traffic who may be mobbing it.

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More Stats for Mt. Hough Summit bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,414 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,547 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,983 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,961 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,547 ft
  • Grade
    -5.992%
  • Grade max
    -62.319%
  • Grade min
    17.588%
  • Distance climb
    5,080 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    225 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:52
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Status:
on Jun 16, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Mt. Hough Summit Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 16, 2019 @ 4:07pm
      Jun 16, 2019
      Jun 16, 2019 @ 3:47pm
      Jun 16, 2019
      Some snow
      Jun 15, 2019 @ 10:02am
      Jun 15, 2019
      Top still has a couple short sections of hike-a-bike snow patches. But otherwise sublime!
      Nov 2, 2018 @ 5:39pm
      Nov 2, 2018
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 2:46pm
      Oct 21, 2018
      A few muddy sections that are manageable
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 116 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 181 rides
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      Photos

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      36 |
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 2:46pm
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      173 |
      Dec 27, 2016 @ 11:31pm
      Dec 27, 2016
      171 |
      Dec 27, 2016 @ 11:31pm
      Dec 27, 2016
      173 |
      Dec 27, 2016 @ 11:31pm
      Dec 27, 2016

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Mt. Hough DH
      10 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag mtbingadventures (Oct 24, 2018 at 7:59)
       A must ride trail. Very similar to Downieville's 3rd divide but much longer.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag tdschafer (Jun 18, 2019 at 22:29)
       A little snow at the top still 6/18/19 but trail is prime right now!
      [Reply]

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