3 miles
Distance
933 ft
Climb
-284 ft
Descent
00:46:55
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Sand Ridge Trail

Sand Ridge Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Grouse Ridge
    Alta, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    under snow in winter
  • Global Ranking
    #27300 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 20 in Trail Running
    • 20 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Tough push up to incredible views along Sand Ridge and pristine Glacier Lake. Good riding for a short distance on the ridge.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sand Ridge Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    649 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,926 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,584 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,935 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,584 ft
  • Grade
    4.667%
  • Grade max
    -27.3%
  • Grade min
    28.113%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4,240 ft
  • Distance flat
    753 ft
  • Avg time
    00:46:55
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Status:
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 7 rides
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      Photos

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      165 |
      Sep 30, 2016 @ 10:39pm
      Sep 30, 2016
      Sand Ridge Trail, Grass Valley

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Wonderdoggy (Aug 12, 2017 at 20:43)
       Ride up glacier lake trail and ride this back down. Gorgeous ride along the ridge followed by a fast loose, and gnarly descent.
      [Reply]

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