3,223 ft
56 ft
-50 ft
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Riverside Traverse Details

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A trail long forgotten! There are many drainage areas and slumps on this trail, which make it difficult to ride. With some trail work it could be fun, but currently it is a bit of a slog. There may also be a couple of trails linked up here--needs to be double checked.


Trail is not maintained. Expect hike-a-bike sections.

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More Stats for Riverside Traverse mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    6 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,137 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,187 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,137 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,144 ft
  • Grade
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  • Distance climb
    982 ft
  • Distance down
    1,152 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,088 ft
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on May 28, 2017
Avg: 1.15 (8 votes)

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Riverside Traverse Trail Reports

May 28, 2017 @ 6:26pm
14 hours
Large trees down across trail, blocking trail in multiple locations. Almost impossible to hike. Lots of eroded areas.
May 20, 2017 @ 4:35pm
May 20, 2017
Lots of minor erosion with one part having major erosion. Impossible to ride some parts and very difficult to hike around the part with major...
May 5, 2017 @ 8:49am
May 5, 2017
Major erosion (major ruts or slumping, large boulders and roots exposed due to erosion) Very hard to ride and expect to get muddy
Nov 28, 2016 @ 9:38am
Nov 28, 2016
Oct 4, 2016 @ 10:03pm
Oct 4, 2016
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4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 3
flag mtnbikermitch (Sep 30, 2014 at 10:00)
 I would argue the reason this trail is largely abandoned is for the following reasons:
A) It would be a substantial undertaking to make it ridable start to finish.
B) There is an alternate route that is enjoyable (using Riverside Dr road as a break in the ride).
C) The descent from Riverside Dr is a lot of fun.
  • + 1
flag A-Anderson (Oct 1, 2014 at 6:58)
 Is there a connection between Back Breaker and Riverside Dr?
  • + 1
flag mtnbikermitch (Oct 1, 2014 at 8:29)
 Just the road. Its a nice break if you are in the middle of a harder ride.
  • + 0
flag jenkinsoner (May 20, 2017 at 16:09)
 This trail has many parts where it is minorly eroded and one part with major erosion. You will have to hike your bike up a very slippery, wet, and steep riverbank to avoid some major erosion. Expect to get a little wet due to the erosion. I highly recommend NOT going on this trail. It is impossible to ride many parts and is very hard to walk up/around the majorly eroded part. Ride this trail at your own risk.

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