6 miles
Distance
1,932 ft
Climb
-1,344 ft
Descent
01:31:41
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of North Faulty Trail

North Faulty Details

  • Riding Area
    Sandia Mountain East Side Trails
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #24891 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This one is a serious burner. North Faulty is one of those trails that at first you don't want it to end, but after a while, you kinda wish it would. Brutally long and technically difficult, it is very steep (at times it seems impossibly so) and feels like serious backcountry riding. Not for the faint of heart, but a treat for those looking for a little adventure and a lot of challenge.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for North Faulty bike trail
  • Altitude change
    587 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,351 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,116 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,470 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,058 ft
  • Grade
    1.896%
  • Grade max
    -37.286%
  • Grade min
    39.718%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,045 ft
  • Avg time
    01:31:41
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Status:
on Aug 26, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • 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
  • Other Other
Directions to north-faulty trailhead (35.181771, -106.377102)
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North Faulty Trail Reports

datedescription
Aug 26, 2018 @ 10:36am
Aug 26, 2018
Trail is considerably overgrown with brush. Cleared one down tree. Still 5 downed trees remaining.
Jun 18, 2018 @ 9:28am
Jun 18, 2018
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd583470.pdf
Apr 15, 2018 @ 8:16pm
Apr 15, 2018
Cleared 2 downed trees today, still 10 or so trees still blocking the trail
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