5,075 ft
Distance
78 ft
Climb
-514 ft
Descent
00:12:38
Avg time

Steam Donkey Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #22370 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking

A combination of old skid roads and new trails with quite different character. Re-routed in 2019.

The (new) uppermost section was opened in 2014 as part of the first phase of the Oljon reroute. It has reasonable grade and several switchbacks.
The middle section has a combination of narrow trails and old roads, with some reasonable grades and an extremely steep pitch or two.
Both these sections are good in both directions.

The lowest section (below Gordon Mill) is a steep old road, only ridden downhill.

Note: The (old) uppermost eastern section connecting to Skyline Blvd was completely decommissioned in 2019 and is no longer visible on this map, but it was a very steep rutted road only ridden downhill.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Steam Donkey mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -437 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,523 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,960 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,960 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,522 ft
  • Grade
    -8.6%
  • Grade max
    -50.1%
  • Grade min
    24.9%
  • Distance climb
    1,220 ft
  • Distance down
    3,855 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:40
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Status:
on Dec 16, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Steam Donkey Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 16, 2020 @ 9:39am
      Dec 16, 2020
      Nov 19, 2020 @ 8:25am
      Nov 19, 2020
      Small tree down; easy roll-over
      Oct 5, 2020 @ 10:34am
      Oct 5, 2020
      Low hanging tree at the top that you can ride under. Tree down across trail lower down that you can bunny hop over. Be aware of both though.
      Jul 3, 2020 @ 5:35pm
      Jul 3, 2020
      Mar 12, 2020 @ 4:46pm
      Mar 12, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 159 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 371 rides
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      Photos

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      51 |
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 5:34pm
      Jul 6, 2019

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      jizgrey Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jan 6, 2019 at 1:32)
       One of the gnarliest trails in the park. This is a one way descent in the opposite direction from what is suggested on the map here. Loose and bumpy fun.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      deln78 (Jul 16, 2019 at 13:13)
       The bottom part from Gordon Mill to Spring Board is one of the best trail segments in the park (going downhill). Chunky goodness.
      [Reply]

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