Strand Hill

 31 votes

4.5 Miles 7.3 Kilometers

80%

Singletrack

857' 261 m

Ascent

-881' -269 m

Descent

9,762' 2,975 m

High

8,961' 2,731 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

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9,762' 2,975 m

High

8,961' 2,731 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

One of the best rides in the valley.

Adam Kagy
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One of the best bang for your buck flowy downhills that doesn't receive much traffic compared to the popular 401 trail.

Need To Know

The canal can be a bit high during early summer so bikes may have to be walked through when exiting via the canal trail. Always close the cattle guards behind you.

Description

3 1/2 miles out Brush Creek Road from its intersection with Hwy 135, Farris Creek Road climbs up a hill to the right. The big climb starts here.

Approx 3/4 mi into the dirt road climb you'll come to a trail intersection which should be signed. You'll want to take a left to keep climbing up to Strand. Another 1/2 mile after this you'll come to another intersection which is also signed. Left will take you on the Strand Bonus trail, but you'll want to take a right to stay on the road climbing higher.

Eventually you'll go through a cattle guard and the road will flatten and turn into singletrack where there's a meadow. Rest here, as the downhill fun is about to begin. After a wonderful downhill romp in the aspens, the trail drops between some tight aspens and over a short rocky section, makes a hard right turn and climbs a short steep hill. Not far after this you'll come to an intersection with the Canal Trail, take a left here.

The next intersection comes not too far up the trail, stay straight here to finish off with more downhill back to the canal crossing.

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Sep 17, 2016
Rachel Vecchitto
Tough climb but super fun downhill.
Sep 5, 2016
Chase Davis
7mi — 1h 30m
Sep 5, 2016
Kyle Cutshall
5mi
Aug 27, 2016
Sean Esterly
Aug 20, 2016
William Peregoy
Trail is in good condition, great ride! 4.5mi — 1h 15m
Aug 15, 2016
Carl Castillo
Aug 1, 2016
Tom McKim
Jul 22, 2016
Eric Vavrina

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  4.5 from 31 votes

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