Jackson's

 6 votes

2.3 Miles 3.7 Kilometers

Singletrack

725' 221 m

Ascent

-109' -33 m

Descent

4,587' 1,398 m

High

3,962' 1,208 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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4,587' 1,398 m

High

3,962' 1,208 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

A great technical and exposed descent.

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Don't ride any time the creek is high, like in spring or after a lot of rain. You can scope it from the parking lot.
Don't ride in the spring when the creek is high as you have to cross it at the end of the trail. Look for a road going north from the Amasa Back road just north of the powerline. Follow road down to the intersection with Rockstacker - this is the beginning of Jackson's.

This is not for the faint of heart but is not as crazy as some people make it out to be. The exposed parts of the trail are not very technical but its a long ways down to the river. You probably won't even notice the exposure because your so focused on the trail and how much fun your having. Over all, it's not as hard as Portal. There is one spot in particular towards the bottom that is the crux. It rides better than it looks but scope it before hand. You get to the bottom and hit Kane Creek. Turn right and follow a traverse that hopefully keeps you above the creek. Near the parking you turn left and cross the creek.

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May 12, 2016
John Connolly
portage out before the creek BARELY passable. Clinging to 4" wide shelf while carrying a bike, full pucker. Fortunately if you fail you just get wet!
May 11, 2016
Josh Tourjee
Aug 22, 2015
John Connolly
The schlep out across the creek at the bottom is horrible! Mosquitos tore us up, and I though a tiger or gorilla were going to jump out of the weeds! 2.3mi
May 24, 2015
Clark Sperry
Apr 22, 2015
Nyles Strey

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  3.7 from 6 votes

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Minor Issues on Sep 25, 2016
Dry, Mostly Dry - Arrows on map are misleading. Eastbound is preferred direction. With that said I rode/hikeabike up in good time then ride down. B...
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