1.4 miles
Distance
8 ft
Climb
-1,374 ft
Descent
00:18:30
Avg time
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Placenta Descenta Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Morning Mountain
    Nelson, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #27276 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking

Classic, rocky downhill. Get some chunder and that world-cup race feeling and on a trail that has improved a lot in recent years.

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More Stats for Placenta Descenta mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,366 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,986 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,352 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,352 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,986 ft
  • Grade
    -18.373%
  • Grade max
    -37.456%
  • Grade min
    8.746%
  • Distance climb
    175 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    78 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:30
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on Jul 14, 2022
Dry
Avg: 3.95 (21 votes)
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Placenta Descenta Trail Reports

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      Jul 14, 2022 @ 11:13am
      Jul 14, 2022
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      Jul 3, 2022 @ 11:31am
      Jul 3, 2022
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
      May 27, 2022 @ 6:41pm
      May 27, 2022
      Upper section maintenance / training workshop finished: 1) A-frame: rock armoured entrance and exits, debarked all timber, piles raised out of...
      May 25, 2022 @ 8:37pm
      May 25, 2022
      Trail closed Wednesday through Friday for trail maintenance. Will be ready to ride again for 5pm on Friday, May 27.
      May 24, 2022 @ 8:17am
      May 24, 2022
      All clear top to bottom. Spring conditions.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 68 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 397 rides
      • Last: Aug 11, 2022

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      Jul 3, 2022 @ 11:31am
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      Oct 31, 2021 @ 3:55pm
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      Sep 22, 2021 @ 4:57pm
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      Jan 9, 2019 @ 4:46pm
      Jan 9, 2019
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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      bocomtb (Jun 26, 2022 at 9:25)
      More of a physical challenge than a technical one due to sustained steep, chundery sections. It’d make a great Enduro race course. Like others have said, this trail would be a black in most parts of the world.

      I’d skip this one if your from Colorado (like me) or any place that’s got decent vertical drop. You’ve probably got a similar trail in your backyard already. Hit Turnstyles instead.
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      • + 1
      Ryanseanj (Jan 25, 2021 at 16:46)
      Lots of trees down. It's fine for hiking (although the snow isn't hard in a lot of places higher up so it's "challenging"), but there's going to be a solid amount of work required to clear the trail up in the Spring.
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      • + 0
      adeen123 (Jul 27, 2020 at 9:17)
      As others have said, this is on the darker end of blue trails, some tricky moves and lots of chunk
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      • + 0
      yax75 (Jul 18, 2019 at 14:38)
      I agree with it being a BC blue, black everywhere else. Rode it today no trees, but it seems like it is getting badly eroded. Just makes it more techie.
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      MarioRusch (May 4, 2019 at 15:51)
      I would agree, more black than blue. There are also about 8 trees on the trail. You have to stop and lift your bike over it. This was May 4. 2019
      Not meant as a critic more a heads up for others.
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      • + 0
      FOG777 (Sep 23, 2018 at 19:12)
      Definitely more black than blue in my opinion. Very nice, especially in the wet pretty interesting.
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