2,541 ft
Distance
-333 ft
Descent
00:02:46
Avg time

Ricochet Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    DH3
  • Difficulty rating
    Red
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking

Ricochet started life as the imaginatively named Downhill 3 (DH3 – the Black and Red runs being DH1 and DH2) and is one of the more beginner-friendly trails in the park, but still maintains a positively alpine feel. It’s a mix of constructed and natural, and was built with the developing downhill rider in mind; each element progressing down the track provides a new challenge.

While it is possible for most riders to navigate this trail slowly, if taken at the speeds encouraged by the large swooping turns the rewards can be great!

Ricochet is one of the faster trails at Aston Hill with big sweeping turns interspersed with natural rooty sections.

The top section is a great trail for beginner downhillers to progress their riding. A gentle slope heads through the woods with several small table-top jumps, before large sweeping turns lead into the lower section of the course.

Crossing the fireroad into the second half, things start to get steeper. While not as sheer as the Black Run, fast off-camber sections and rooty drops provide plenty of challenges, and tight switchbacks guide you into the finish.

Pinpoint accuracy over the multiple line choices will see you gracefully flowing like a Red Kite going in for the kill; but lose your concentration and you face ricocheting all the way to the bottom!

(above taken from the Aston Hill Bike Park blurb)

This trail is fun in all weathers. Aston is known to be crazy slippy in the winter but if you like sliding, its great fun.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ricochet mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -333 ft
  • Altitude min
    520 ft
  • Altitude max
    853 ft
  • Altitude start
    853 ft
  • Altitude end
    520 ft
  • Grade
    -13.087%
  • Grade max
    -35.365%
  • Grade min
    -1.98%
  • Distance down
    2,541 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:46
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on Jun 22, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Ricochet Trail Reports

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Jun 22, 2017
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Mar 14, 2017
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