Trail O - Tent Canyon Ridge

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  5.0 from 2 votes
black  Difficult from 1 vote
Rank: #10 in the Black Hills area
#24 in WY, #469 Overall
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May 22 Green - Dry
Trail in the area near Sundance,
“A great descent with hand cramps to boot.”
Adrian Whitmore on May 1, 2013
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3.96.2 milesKilometers 86’26 m Ascent 6,056’1,846 m High 6% Avg Grade (4°)
Singletrack Type -1,205’-367 m Descent 4,933’1,503 m Low 23% Max Grade (13°)
Trail O-Tent Canyon Ridge trail, is a doubletrack and singletrack mixed trail. The doubletrack is at the top of the hill near the Sandpit/South fork intersection. It comes from that area and heads east winding its way through the trees, it is non-motorized area and should be fairly secluded. It heads on the doubletrack till the first overlook. Here the trail will begin descending around switchbacks and beginning down the mountain.

While descending it will go from singletrack with few packed and loose rocks, to a cliff overlooking the South Fork Trail, that begins going down the rocky sections of the trail. Loose rocks and packed rocks.

The trail was predominately designed to be for equestrians, and they will utilize at any of the better weather times of the year. The descent even with large rotors (Disc Brakes) will cramp your hands. This is a very technical descent and not for novice riders. This terrain does not typically allow for excellent trail finding, but there are cairn placements through the lower sections.

Carsonites are few and don't get placed in great spots due to rocks.

Recommended for more experienced riders, and definitely more fun to ride down. This becomes hike-a-bike for the lower section if you're riding up the trail.

Upon the finish at the bottom, you'll pop onto the South fork Trail, and your destination awaits.

Poison Ivy, Rattlesnakes, Mule and White Tail, and Turkeys are the most frequently seen.
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5.0 (1)
A quick theft of time for a ride.
near Sundance, WY
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near Sundance, WY
4.8 (4)
The classic loop in the Bearlodge mountains if you only have time for one ride.
near Sundance, WY

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  2.7 from 3 votes
View looking south towards Sundance Mountain (Sundance, WY)