3 miles
Distance
400 ft
Climb
-504 ft
Descent
01:20:42
Avg time

Upper Songbird Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #47136 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • Year Opened
    2016

Start at the Cross country hut. The climb to the right is a bit easier than the Vulture trail/climb on the left, but both take you to the same spot. Once at the top you head west through ups and downs. Finish with a berm filled descent back to the wagon road. Look for Lower Songbird to take you back to the highway parking lot area

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Songbird mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -102 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,738 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,077 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,842 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,740 ft
  • Grade
    -0.7%
  • Grade max
    -38.5%
  • Grade min
    30.2%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    676 ft
  • Avg time
    01:20:42
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Status:
on Jul 3, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 2 (1 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Upper Songbird Trail Reports

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      Jul 3, 2020 @ 12:51pm
      Jul 3, 2020
      What a gorgeous loop. We were not sure how to approach it so we rode up from town and along the wagon trail, up the east end and down across wagon...
      Apr 16, 2019 @ 9:25pm
      Apr 16, 2019
      reporter all clear of winter deadfall and debris...good to go... use the new Buchanan Access Trail re-route to climb up, avoiding the old killer...
      Jul 4, 2018 @ 3:47pm
      Jul 4, 2018
      One tree blocking trail 2/3’s way along, still logging so loop trail back is closed, a little inconvenient... fun ride
      May 5, 2018 @ 6:26pm
      May 5, 2018
      trail is clear of trees and snow...will be working on smoothing out some of the rougher sections later this spring and adding signage...be aware...
      Sep 30, 2017 @ 8:26pm
      Sep 30, 2017
      finally cleared all of the downed trees last week, now that we can use saws in the bush again ...but I still need to finish buffing out the rough...
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3 rides
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      Sep 8, 2017 @ 2:55pm
      Sep 8, 2017

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag scnewbike (Aug 19, 2017 at 11:21)
       Just rode this trail this morning. So amazing! Epic ascent, challenging, but just doable, lots of fun, then a nice traverse with lots of rolling, steep short ups and downs, some fun bridgework through cedar grove, all around great. In the forest most of the time, but with some nice viewpoints. Highly recommend this fun ride!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Aidanrp (Jul 4, 2018 at 15:41)
       Fun trail, good effort going up worth it for the technical (blue) downhill at the end. Tree down over trail about 2/3’s way along. Looping back along the wagon trail is not doable currently because of logging. I had to go along highway until ski touring road
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag LaundryFairy (Jul 24, 2018 at 22:29)
       Bring your legs.. good grief. I’m not crazy about the trail, no rythem. Up and down, up and down. 3 trees across the trail in different locations. Seems like it doesn’t get ridden much, lots of over growth.
      I won’t ride it again..
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag kortsbc KORTS (May 30, 2020 at 11:52)
       Why no e-bikes? Is that regulation or an opinion?
      [Reply]

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