465 ft
-95 ft
Avg time
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The Bat Cave Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    All year round
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #15092 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened

Off camber and slippery is the only way to describe this trail.

Access Info

Easiest way to find it is by riding up the fire road from the Hermitage take your first right onto a walking path that runs parallel to the A9. You meet the end of the DH trail at a fire road and continue up the walkers path to the left and rejoin the uplift road for the DH Trail. Continue past the point where the DH trail crosses the fire road taking care not to get run over. The fire road swings round to the left and continues straight up and before you meet the fork in the fire road keep an eye out on the right for the Bat Cave trail. After the Bat Cave you can either continue down The Blue Route (not blue graded, fairly extreme) or turn Right which takes you back to the top of the final section of DH trail.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for The Bat Cave bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -95 ft
  • Altitude min
    888 ft
  • Altitude max
    983 ft
  • Altitude start
    983 ft
  • Altitude end
    888 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance down
    465 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 21, 2015
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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
  • 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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The Bat Cave Trail Reports

Sep 21, 2015 @ 4:07pm
Sep 21, 2015
This trail rarely dries. It is short but good. Not a beginer run. This is the lead in to the blue route which sits at the bottom and to the left...
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