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Pokerchip North

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 3.0 from 1 vote
black  Difficult from 1 vote
Rank: #52 in the Albuquerque area
#227 in NM, #8,575 Overall
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Trail in the area near Tijeras village,
“A challenging trail with loose climbing on baby heads and ledges and a matching descent.”
Lee Brinckerhoff on Apr 8, 2013
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1.93.0 milesKilometers 285’87 m Ascent 7,763’2,366 m High 5% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -230’-70 m Descent 7,498’2,285 m Low 20% Max Grade (11°)
Restrictions
May be closed during the summer months due to fire danger, check with the ranger station for details.
Description
This is a challenging but ridable section of trail. It starts on Rd 242 and finishes at a junction with the Pinyon Trail, though the forest service map shows it joining Bear Scat instead. Both ends feature extended climbs on a loose surface with limestone ledges - baby heads are the biggest challenge.

The top section of the trail changes from smooth and fast to twisting with rock gardens. The northern climb/descent is more continuous with tighter turns and shorter / steeper.
Contacts
Land Manager: USFS - Cibola National Forest Office
Local Club: FooMTB Trail Partners
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PHOTOS of Pokerchip North
 2.3 from 3 votes
Rock garden on Pokerchip North (Tijeras village, NM)
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Smooth stuff up on the Pokerchip ridge. (Tijeras village, NM)
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Ledgy goodness, or hardness on Pokerchip north. (Tijeras village, NM)
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