2,835 ft
Distance
41 ft
Climb
-503 ft
Descent
00:10:10
Avg time
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the Steepening Details

  • Riding Area
    Aqua-Terra Wilderness Area
    Binghamton, New York
  • AKA
    Steep
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #5952 in Mountain Biking

The Steepening is vertiginous with a variety of features and intersects with the Classic Traverse after the initial steep drop - the remainder of the trail has several jumps and drops with a long rock garden.

Access Info

begins on the East side of the summit of Innsbruck/Lucky Hill

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More Stats for the Steepening bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -462 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,340 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,824 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,802 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,340 ft
  • Grade
    -16.293%
  • Grade max
    -49.261%
  • Grade min
    18.073%
  • Distance climb
    394 ft
  • Distance down
    2,201 ft
  • Distance flat
    241 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:10
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Status:
on Oct 18, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
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  • 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
  • TTF TTF
  • 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
Directions to the-steepening-111489 trailhead (42.025820, -75.936340)
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the Steepening Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 18, 2018 @ 6:02am
Oct 18, 2018
raked
May 3, 2018 @ 11:46am
May 3, 2018
Dec 4, 2017 @ 10:57am
Dec 4, 2017
Steepening has been raked!
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Routes with this trail

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ESC race May 20, 2018 -run 3 To Serve Steep race
3,450 ft
ESC race May 20, 2018 - run 2 Steep Classic race
1 miles

4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag flowgnar (Nov 30, 2017 at 15:08)
 the Steepening is a work in progress and now continues to the bottom of the valley, at the creek, where the Classic ends as well.
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  • + 1
flag mingus (Nov 30, 2017 at 16:52)
 hey flowgnar,
thinking of making the long drive west from new paltz tomorrow to ride this trail. What are the features like? The description mentions jumps and drops. Thanks.
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  • + 1
flag flowgnar (Dec 1, 2017 at 6:47)
 All of the trails have a variety of features some of the drops range up to 10-12 feet tho are typically 3-7 feet - jumps are a mix of gap and non gap up to about 15 foot distance. Steepening and Rocky Horror have extended rock garden sections as well as 3-6 foot drops. Access is a straightforward climb up a road with all the trails beginning on the summit - Nurse, Rocky Horror, and the Steepening have been raked. Most features are marked and nothing should sneak up on you - you could ride a trail or dh bike. Lots of photos and videos on the FB group B.A.M.B.I. from this summer's race, Terror at the Terra. Enjoy! We often session Innsbruck on weekends so message me if you are around.
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  • + 1
flag flowgnar (May 3, 2018 at 8:32)
 The Steepening is now a complete top to bottom trail and in great shape - ready to race!
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