1,736 ft
Distance
-313 ft
Descent
00:04:30
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Varsity Trail

Varsity Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Wharncliffe Woods
    Sheffield
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Gap Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #53296 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Follow the run down and rather than turn off to the left keep going straight down. This run gets very very steep so be warned.

More Stats for Varsity bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -313 ft
  • Altitude min
    475 ft
  • Altitude max
    788 ft
  • Altitude start
    788 ft
  • Altitude end
    475 ft
  • Grade
    -18.034%
  • Grade max
    -36.096%
  • Grade min
    -5.742%
  • Distance down
    1,736 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:30
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Status:
on Aug 21, 2019
Variable
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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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
  • 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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      Varsity Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 21, 2019 @ 3:39am
      Aug 21, 2019
      It is running well after a couple of days of sun.
      Aug 7, 2019 @ 4:10am
      Aug 7, 2019
      Very wet and slippy. Not a day to rush down!
      Jan 14, 2019 @ 11:52am
      Jan 14, 2019
      Leafy but fun
      Nov 10, 2018 @ 2:24am
      Nov 10, 2018
      Jul 5, 2018 @ 4:34am
      Jul 5, 2018
      Looooooose
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 75 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 170 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      26 |
      Feb 13, 2019 @ 2:01am
      Feb 13, 2019
      44 |
      Feb 13, 2019 @ 2:00am
      Feb 13, 2019
      48 |
      Jun 21, 2018 @ 7:20am
      Jun 21, 2018
      38 |
      Jun 20, 2018 @ 3:18pm
      Jun 20, 2018

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag boo01 (Aug 27, 2017 at 7:46)
       Has been destroyed by the FC Frown
      [Reply]

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