3,067 ft
Distance
29 ft
Climb
-490 ft
Descent
00:12:24
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Zipper Trail

Zipper Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Beacon Hill
    Spokane, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Wallride, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #13494 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    1994
  • Land Manager
    Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance

Built in the 1990's, The Zipper was the most technical trail on the hill. It had rock faces and drops all being ridden on fully rigid bikes. Over the years, the trail has changed a little but the overall theme and character is still reminiscent of the legendary trail it was when first built over 20 years ago. In the spring of 2016, a new entrance was built using a big rock face as an entrance feature re-igniting the popularity and use of the trail.

Access Info

From the towers, take a left on Pop Rocks just before the right that goes over a rock pile.

Disclaimer

There are high consequences on this trail, look before attempting all sections.

More Stats for Zipper bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -461 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,090 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,552 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,552 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,090 ft
  • Grade
    -15.039%
  • Grade max
    -49.041%
  • Grade min
    17.114%
  • Distance climb
    354 ft
  • Distance down
    2,198 ft
  • Distance flat
    515 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:24
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Status:
on Apr 2, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.8 (5 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
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Zipper Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 2, 2019 @ 3:09pm
      Apr 2, 2019
      Good to go!
      Jul 25, 2018 @ 10:00am
      Jul 25, 2018
      Jul 23, 2018 @ 8:00am
      Jul 23, 2018
      reporter
      Jul 18, 2018 @ 9:44am
      Jul 18, 2018
      reporter Please respect the workers containing this fire, until further notice the whole trail network at Beacon Hill Trails is closed. - Evergreen East
      Apr 6, 2018 @ 1:48pm
      Apr 6, 2018
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 67 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 140 rides
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      Photos

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      16 |
      Jun 26, 2019 @ 4:27pm
      Jun 26, 2019
      102 |
      May 1, 2019 @ 8:16am
      May 1, 2019
      56 |
      Apr 15, 2019 @ 9:39am
      Apr 15, 2019
      62 |
      Apr 15, 2019 @ 9:39am
      Apr 15, 2019

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      Quick Rip from the house.
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