1 miles
Distance
190 ft
Climb
-313 ft
Descent
00:16:30
Avg time
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Orbital Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking
    #44266 in Mountain Biking

Not for the feint-hearted! Full of rocks, roots, twists and turns, short technical descents and tough steep pinches. Great views over the lake towards town though....

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More Stats for Orbital bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -123 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,023 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,182 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,182 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,059 ft
  • Grade
    -2.304%
  • Grade max
    -25.554%
  • Grade min
    18.751%
  • Distance climb
    2,056 ft
  • Distance down
    2,876 ft
  • Distance flat
    415 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:30
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Status:
on Feb 2, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2.35 (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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  • Uphill Only
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  • White
  • Green
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  • 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
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  • 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 orbital trailhead (-36.414270, 148.636760)
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Orbital Trail Reports

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Feb 2, 2018 @ 9:01pm
Feb 2, 2018
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4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag Daveofjindy (Jun 10, 2017 at 15:11)
 Riding orbital is always an adventure with beautiful scenery and plenty of technical challenges. All obstacles and terrain are negotiable, but stringing them all together is a different story. Legend goes that no brave soul has ever made it thru without the odd little dab of the foot.
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flag Judoka (Jan 27, 2018 at 2:40)
 Wonderful views but nature is slowly taking over the track.
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flag CiderRider (Jun 9, 2018 at 5:20)
 Start of Orbital has been covered by old branches etc. not sure if this is an attempt to close the trail or not. Alternate entry is via the gully to the left of the original entrance.
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  • + 1
flag JindyMTB (Oct 4, 2018 at 0:02)
 Very technical trail for advanced riders. Plenty of rocks and challenging up/down terrain. Not for the faint hearted but is a great challenge to ride!
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