6 miles
Distance
634 ft
Climb
-2,483 ft
Descent
01:02:22
Avg time
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Silver Fork DH Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Kirkwood Mountain Resort
    Kirkwood, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #25242 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

The start of this trail isn't always maintained the best. But has been cleared in the last year. After the first 0.6 miles it clears out is regularly kept up. It is best done as a point to point. The trail gets steep in spots and have the second half has some technical rock gardens. There are also some exposed edges. Expect the trail to take around 35-60 minutes to ride.

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More Stats for Silver Fork DH bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,850 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,719 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,584 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,569 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,719 ft
  • Grade
    -6.047%
  • Grade max
    -53.04%
  • Grade min
    39.593%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,230 ft
  • Avg time
    01:02:22
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Status:
on Nov 9, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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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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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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      Silver Fork DH Trail Reports

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      Nov 9, 2019 @ 5:51pm
      Nov 9, 2019
      caples fire totally ruined this trail. it's illegal to ride it before Dec 1, 2019, but it is a total mess and will take a lot of work to rebuild
      Nov 1, 2019 @ 11:08am
      Nov 1, 2019
      Closed until further notice due to Caples fire
      Jul 30, 2019 @ 10:15am
      Jul 30, 2019
      Mostly clear. Large tree down at the last DH above the bridge over caples creek (could be moved with a few riders). Several smaller 12" trees down...
      Jul 5, 2019 @ 6:25pm
      Jul 5, 2019
      Half dozen downed trees on upper half, and lots of small crap on trail
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 6:28pm
      Jun 12, 2018
      Cleaned up. Trees sawed out. Debris swept. Brush trimmed back. Go rip it
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 8 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2 rides
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      Nov 27, 2017 @ 3:53pm
      Nov 27, 2017
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      Nov 27, 2017 @ 3:53pm
      Nov 27, 2017

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag whoisadam (Jul 23, 2018 at 11:16)
       Fun raw trail. The beginning starts out on a bit of a fire road then narrows to single track. I posted a video of this trail in the VIDEO TAB. I would describe the trail as quite tame at times / pedally than all of a sudden it will get steep and loose with technical rocks gardens. Then back to pedally and boom technical. Thunder Mtn DH in my opinion is a more fun ride but this trail I feel has slightly harder rock gardens due to the loose nature of the trail and steepness at times. I definitely recommend this trail but if you only have time for 1 trail in the Kirkwood area ride Thunder Mtn DH.
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      MTN BIKE | SILVER FORK DH | Kirkwood, CA
      3:05 | 291 | Jul 25, 2018 , Kirkwood
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