2 miles
196 ft
-958 ft
2 miles
High Point
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Upper Horse Canyon Details

  • Riding area
    Kirkwood Mountain Resort
    Kirkwood, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking

This is the very technical top part of the horse canyon trail. There aren't really any good ways to get to the top of it. Going as an out and back works but there will be a considerable amount of hike a bike to get to the top. It is a great technical dh once you get there however.

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More Stats for Upper Horse Canyon mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -763 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,592 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,355 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,592 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,969 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    777 ft
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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
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Nov 29, 2017 @ 9:12pm
Nov 29, 2017
Upper Horse Canyon, El Dorado Hills

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1 Review & Comments

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flag mtbingadventures (Sep 25, 2018 at 7:43)
 This trail has incredible scenery and some very challenging sections. A good rider will be able to ride 90% of all the technical descents. You may come across some cows and motorcycles but most likely you will have the trail all to yourself.

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