Elfin Forest

 6 votes

9.6 Miles 15.4 Kilometers

75%

Singletrack

1,957' 596 m

Ascent

-1,929' -588 m

Descent

1,330' 405 m

High

505' 154 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Unknown

1,330' 405 m

High

505' 154 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

A great weekday ride.

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This ride has a tough climb in the beginning and it's very rocky throughout. It's a bit challenging, but the downhill is a great reward.

Need To Know

Equine incline can be done CW or CCW, but it's a bit more difficult CW.

On the weekend the Way Up trail gets pretty busy and you can't go too fast downhill. This is a much better ride on a weekday just for the fact that you can bomb back down to the car as fast as you dare.

Description

Start up The Way Up trail. It's a tough climb and pretty technical, but has a few good areas to catch your breath. When you pass the covered benches you're almost to the top, but the next section is the toughest.

Once at the top, take the first right on the MexCal trail. This will take you down to get setup for the Equine Incline. On this ride I did Equine Incline clockwise, which is the more difficult direction.

After dispensing with the Equine Incline, take the fire road around to the Overlook Loop. There are a few different ways to attack this loop as well. There's another trail that runs along the reservoir that's a little more fun than this one that I will post in a separate post. There's some real tough short climbs on this loop and some fun short downhills, but they all add up to a good tough loop.

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Sep 14, 2016
Brad Myers
10.5mi — 1h 44m
Sep 11, 2014
Fred Gibson
Sep 9, 2014
Ron Rossi
Oct 5, 2013
Ken Raleigh
Aug 23, 2013
Bryce Knudson
Way up and equine incline. Rocky tough climb. Not worth the drive or effort. 6.5mi
Jun 8, 2013
Javier Velazquez-Muriel
The Equine Incline is a lot of fun for an intermediate rider. Rocky and fairly steep. 10mi

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  3.2 from 6 votes

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