1.4 miles
Distance
17 ft
Climb
-1,113 ft
Descent
00:13:44
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of North Course DH Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

North Course DH Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sandia Mountain East Side Trails
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • AKA
    OG
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    May-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #13506 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 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.

Disclaimer

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

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for North Course DH mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,095 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,865 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,960 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 mile
  • Distance flat
    28 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:44
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:44
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on Aug 13, 2023
Dry
Avg: 5 (4 votes)
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
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  • Wet
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      North Course DH Trail Reports

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      Aug 13, 2023 @ 8:36am
      Aug 13, 2023
      Aug 9, 2023 @ 11:13am
      Aug 9, 2023
      Jul 21, 2023 @ 3:02pm
      Jul 21, 2023
      no trees down, but man super dry and dusty in some sections.
      Jul 8, 2023 @ 4:11am
      Jul 8, 2023
      Log has been dislodged on one of the jumps after the first big drop/gap. Moved to the side but the jump might collapse a little
      May 14, 2023 @ 11:31am
      May 14, 2023
      Some snow banks in the shady areas
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 163 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 672 rides
      • Last: Sep 24, 2023

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      Nov 12, 2021 @ 1:33pm
      Nov 12, 2021

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