1 miles
Distance
17 ft
Climb
-1,113 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point
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North Course DH Details

  • Riding Area
    Sandia Peak Ski & Tram
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • AKA
    OG
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    May-November
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #71977 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

North Course is the long-standing shuttle friendly trail on Sandia. Downhill only and not beginner friendly, the trail is characterized by a fast opener with several smaller drops, a middle section with numerous large (optional) gap jumps, and and a final, fast non-technical ripper along a powerline clearing before reaching the Capulin snowplay area.
Be aware that while Forest Service is aware of and nominally supportive for this trail it is an unsanctioned trail and as such sometimes has trees and other debris down on the trail. In general, if you can't see what is on the other side; stop, pause, and look.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

Disclaimer

Non-sanctioned. Look before you leap, trail has drops and gap jumps.

More Stats for North Course DH bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,095 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,865 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,960 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,865 ft
  • Grade
    -14.331%
  • Grade max
    -29.157%
  • Grade min
    12.813%
  • Distance climb
    218 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    28 ft
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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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  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 23 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      May 16, 2018 @ 10:55pm
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      North Course DH, Albuquerque
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      North Course DH, Albuquerque
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      North Course DH, Albuquerque
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      May 16, 2013 @ 11:13am
      May 16, 2013
      North Course DH, Albuquerque

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