10 miles
Distance
1,909 ft
Climb
-3,136 ft
Descent
01:31:54
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper SART (Southfork to Middle Control Road) Trail

Details

  • Riding area
    Big Bear
    Big Bear, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year-round
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #2979

One of Southern California's very best long distance single tracks. It is a consistently intermediate single track through alpine woods and meadows that keeps you constantly entertained with twists, turns and small rock features. The climbs are all very easy because the trail maintains such a consistent grade. There are a few brief areas with exposure and soft shoulders in the upper portion of the trail to be weary of. This trail is part of a popular shuttle ride that generally starts at Southfork and can end as far down the mountain as the city of Redlands. Bathrooms are located across the highway in the Southfork Campground.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper SART (Southfork to Middle Control Road) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,227 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,055 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,431 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,281 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,055 ft
  • Grade
    -2.257%
  • Grade max
    -46.182%
  • Grade min
    54.816%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,704 ft
  • Avg time
    01:31:54
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Status:
on Jun 24, 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
Directions to upper-sart-southfork-to-middle-control-road trailhead (34.171005, -116.831328)
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Upper SART... Trail Reports

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Jun 24, 2018 @ 8:56am
Jun 24, 2018
New skinny bridge was installed at the first water crossing after Glass road. It's a bit awkward. Large tree fall still not clear at what is now...
Apr 22, 2018 @ 10:11am
Apr 22, 2018
Tree down at the first switchback before the wood bridge. Another one down at the start of the final climb out of the fast meadow section.
Apr 22, 2018 @ 9:16am
Apr 22, 2018
Oct 28, 2017 @ 9:33am
Oct 28, 2017
Rode today and it happened to be the SART ride from Hell day. Fun to meet people from around So Cal on the trail. Good day and weather was quite...
Oct 28, 2017 @ 9:33am
Oct 28, 2017
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