3 miles
Distance
470 ft
Climb
-3,158 ft
Descent
00:36:42
Avg time

Porto da Cruz Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    Mar - Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #12183 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2014

Downhill/Enduro trail with some high and dangerous mountainpasses. Very rocky at the beginning...smoother and faster with some jumps and roots at the end. Not suitable for riders with Acrophobia

Access Info

Shuttle up to the start of the trail, right next to the asphalt road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Porto da Cruz bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,688 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,015 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,710 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,703 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,015 ft
  • Grade max
    -59.239%
  • Grade min
    63.6%
  • Distance climb
    3,366 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    310 ft
  • Avg time
    00:36:42
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Status:
on Feb 14, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.15 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Porto da Cruz Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Feb 14, 2019 @ 5:18am
      Feb 14, 2019
      The tree is still there. Very rocky in the beginning. If it is wet, very slippery. But otherwise an amazing trail, especially the lower part!
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 1:46am
      Nov 18, 2018
      reporter
      Nov 7, 2018 @ 1:41am
      Nov 7, 2018
      Mar 14, 2018 @ 1:13am
      Mar 14, 2018
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail. need to pass by hand
      Oct 29, 2017 @ 4:45am
      Oct 29, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 27 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 132 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Jan 3, 2020 @ 3:46pm
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      Jan 1, 2020 @ 9:47am
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      Oct 13, 2019 @ 8:30am
      Oct 13, 2019
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      Jun 10, 2019 @ 2:08pm
      Jun 10, 2019

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag djbuilder (May 14, 2019 at 10:01)
       First quarter is double track road, second quarter is eroded old double track, last half is less eroded more fun closed in mixed double/single track.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag jamesthompson4858 (Nov 21, 2019 at 11:39)
       Amazing track with varied terrain. Some extreamly difficult rocky shoots. The second and third quater has allot of slick rocks and compacted clay that becomes very spicy in the rain. So if its raining do not attempt unless your near pro level or have a death wish. BAILING TO THE LEFT ISNT ADVISED, You have been warned.
      [Reply]

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