2,701 ft
Distance
56 ft
Climb
-246 ft
Descent
00:03:38
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Serendipity Trail
  • Brooklyn Trail Builders
    Builder

Serendipity Details

  • 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
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #961
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Serendipity mountain 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
    00:03:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:20
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Status:
on Jun 15, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.4 (20 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to serendipity-16954 trailhead (-41.297110, 174.761520)
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Serendipity Trail Reports

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Jun 15, 2018 @ 4:39pm
Jun 15, 2018
Apr 2, 2018 @ 1:35pm
Apr 2, 2018
Running nice and fast.
Mar 17, 2018 @ 3:53pm
Mar 17, 2018
Mar 13, 2018 @ 6:20pm
Mar 13, 2018
Best track at Polhill!
Feb 2, 2018 @ 2:11pm
Feb 2, 2018
Few wet spots after Friday but surprisingly dry
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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
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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
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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.
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