3,640 ft
Distance
86 ft
Climb
-261 ft
Descent
00:08:57
Avg time

Risk Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Dewey Mountain
    Saranac Lake, New York
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #73704 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Risk is one of the older trails at Dewey. It is most commonly ridden clockwise, but the eastern portion rides fine CCW as well.

Risk starts at the top of Operation. It starts out with some gradual climbing and then you punch up a steep exposed rock before coming to an intersection with the east side of Mumbly Peg. Traverse toward the west but instead of heading left toward the east side of Mumbly Peg (and eventually Sorry), Risk continues down the west side of Risk to the base area. This line takes you through the feature which inspired the name of this trail, which is a log bridge to rock garden combination. This challenging section can get slippery at times, but is a hoot when you hit it right. Afterward you'll find a rock wall ride and some tight twisty turns before you reach the lodge.

Note: One can string together a great descent by riding down either branch of Mumbly Peg and then tacking on the west side of Risk to finish.

More Stats for Risk bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -175 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,676 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,917 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,851 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,676 ft
  • Grade
    -4.814%
  • Grade max
    -35.553%
  • Grade min
    21.184%
  • Distance climb
    946 ft
  • Distance down
    2,553 ft
  • Distance flat
    141 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:57
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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
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      Risk Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 8:09pm
      Oct 17, 2019
      reporter Trails are closed due to heavy rain.
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 5:23pm
      Oct 10, 2019
      reporter Please avoid muddy areas
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 8:50am
      Oct 7, 2019
      reporter Trails are closed due to heavy rain.
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 6:51am
      Jul 1, 2019
      reporter Trails are generally good to go. Please walk any spots that are muddy enough to leave deep ruts.
      Jun 24, 2019 @ 9:55am
      Jun 24, 2019
      reporter Please walk muddy sections of trail to avoid creating ruts
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      6 Months
      • 46 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
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      • 39 rides
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