2,701 ft
Distance
56 ft
Climb
-246 ft
Descent
00:03:45
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Serendipity Trail
  • Brooklyn Trail Builders
    Builder

Serendipity Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, RD
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #1144 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    WCC

Bike only way down to Aro Valley avoiding the last part of Transient (i.e no more walkers). Starts with a couple of reasonable jumps and winds down the valley via a series of bermed corners and man-made features. There's a big drop off half way down, avoidable if you take the right-hand line (this is also steep, but not vertical). Big props to Brooklyn Trail Builders who have turned what used to be a dump into a near perfect piece of singletrack.

More Stats for Serendipity bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -190 ft
  • Altitude min
    180 ft
  • Altitude max
    378 ft
  • Altitude start
    378 ft
  • Altitude end
    188 ft
  • Grade max
    -38.563%
  • Grade min
    20.657%
  • Distance climb
    698 ft
  • Distance down
    1,894 ft
  • Distance flat
    108 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:20
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Status:
on Aug 31, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (26 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Sight Sight
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  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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      Directions to serendipity-16954 trailhead (-41.297110, 174.761520)
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      Serendipity Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 31 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 533 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,376 rides
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      Photos

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      18 |
      May 1, 2019 @ 10:11pm
      May 1, 2019
      21 |
      May 1, 2019 @ 10:11pm
      May 1, 2019

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag HarryMTB123 (Dec 30, 2017 at 13:22)
       Fun trail with one very challenging section it has a bypas/chicken line that is extremely steep and has huge roots the attucal trail has a massive drop apart from this it is a fun trail and can be done by most riders
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag kiwishreder (Mar 13, 2018 at 18:21)
       Best track at Polhill for me! Couple of nice little jumps, awesome berms throughout. Props to the trailbuilders
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Rory02 (May 25, 2018 at 22:41)
       This is one of my favourite trails. It flows well with excellent berms. Great natural challenges such as tree roots and small drop offs. A big drop off half way which can be avoided by taking a really steep right fork. Good speed can be generated on this trail. Thank you Brooklyn Trail Builders. A perfect trail.
      [Reply]

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