1,355 ft
Distance
30 ft
Climb
-154 ft
Descent
00:03:42
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Vader DH Trail

Vader DH Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hixon Forest - Lower and Upper
    La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T6 Difficult Alpine Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Garden
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2019
  • Land Manager
    City of La Crosse Parks Department

Vader is the latest creation by Rock Solid Trail Contractors, completed in July 2019. This trail is raw and chunky with a filter feature rock drop at the start to set the tone for the trail. This is a double black diamond DH Only trail that features rock drops, rock berms, rock gardens, rock gaps, and rock steps.

Disclaimer

This is a DH Trail that is difficult - Look before you leap!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Vader DH mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -124 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,102 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,230 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,230 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,106 ft
  • Grade
    -9.156%
  • Grade max
    -29.945%
  • Grade min
    24.942%
  • Distance climb
    184 ft
  • Distance down
    946 ft
  • Distance flat
    225 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:55
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Status:
on May 15, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 5 (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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  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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      Vader DH Trail Reports

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      May 15, 2021 @ 9:10am
      May 15, 2021
      Pretty awesome
      Nov 17, 2020 @ 6:24pm
      Nov 17, 2020
      reporter The Galaxy is closed for the season due to poor conditions - see ya in 2021
      Nov 5, 2020 @ 7:36am
      Nov 5, 2020
      reporter Trails are Rad - enjoy before winter comes back
      Oct 29, 2020 @ 4:29am
      Oct 29, 2020
      reporter Snow hasn't completely melted / Freeze Thaw Cycles has created a muddy mess
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 5:44am
      Oct 23, 2020
      reporter Prevalent mud on all trails due to recent rains / cold weather
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 41 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 409 rides
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      Photos

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      88 |
      Dec 16, 2020 @ 7:42pm
      Dec 16, 2020
      134 |
      Dec 16, 2020 @ 9:47am
      Dec 16, 2020
      243 |
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 4:08am
      Aug 13, 2019
      255 |
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 4:07am
      Aug 13, 2019

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      Upper Hixon Forest Mountain Biking - VADER -...
      1:59 | 17 | May 17, 2021 , La Crosse
      Mountain Biking Hixon Forest, WI - Vader -...
      3:29 | 44 | Apr 20, 2021 , La Crosse
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