2,541 ft
Distance
-333 ft
Descent
00:04:17
Avg time

Ricochet Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    DH3
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #19047 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking

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.

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More Stats for Ricochet 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
    00:04:17
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on Nov 7, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
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      Ricochet Trail Reports

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      Nov 7, 2019 @ 6:02am
      Nov 7, 2019
      Very wet at the moment, less 'riding' a mtb and more 'surviving on' a mtb
      Sep 5, 2019 @ 12:39pm
      Sep 5, 2019
      Generally dry with a bit of slightly slippery chalk rock in a few places
      Jun 1, 2019 @ 2:15am
      Jun 1, 2019
      Jun 1, 2019 @ 2:15am
      Jun 1, 2019
      Feb 23, 2019 @ 2:39am
      Feb 23, 2019
      A little mud at the top. Dryer toward a the bottom. Roots are fine but that dame chalk is slippery still.
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      • 9 miles avg distance
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      Jan 16, 2019 @ 11:34am
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      Nov 26, 2018 @ 10:07am
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      Jun 12, 2018 @ 4:00am
      Jun 12, 2018
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      Jun 12, 2018 @ 3:59am
      Jun 12, 2018

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