Pilot Rock

 7 votes

2.2 Miles 3.6 Kilometers

Singletrack

0' 0 m

Ascent

-1,526' -465 m

Descent

4,852' 1,479 m

High

3,325' 1,014 m

Low

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Unknown

4,852' 1,479 m

High

3,325' 1,014 m

Low

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

One memorable downhill!

Building Map
Loading Map Data
Map Settings
Featured Ride
Trail

Description

From the top of the Laurel Mountain Connector, Pilot starts rolling fast immediately. For the first half-mile, the trail follows the ridge and drops through more Laurel thickets and straight-lines through much of it, dropping 200 feet in the process. Soon after that, the trail begins to get rockier and rockier and very tight switchbacks start appearing. This is what Pilot Rock is known for.

This trail comes with consequences. The rocks in the middle of the trail are often thick, and the out-slope of the trail (especially at the switchbacks) is near the edge of steep dropoffs. There are amazing views along this stretch, so taking it slow can be a great thing!

There is a beast of a rock garden that appears after you get below Pilot Rock itself. This is rideable for experts, but a very rugged section. Beyond that, the trail starts to straighten out and flat out rips again. Near the bottom there is one creek crossing before FS 1206.

Contacts

Rate Trail


   Clear

5.0 from 7 votes


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Apr 23, 2016
Johnny Davis
Absolute blast. Rode with a Phil and Mr. Paul
Oct 21, 2015
Jake Lee
Oct 17, 2014
Shane Garan
Apr 12, 2012
Ed Shehan

Stewarded By


Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 7 votes

#56

Overall
  5.0 from 7 votes
1 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
5 Star
100%
Rankings

#56

Overall
142 Views Last Month
2,559 Since Jun 10, 2013
Difficult Difficult

0%
0%
0%
0%
100%
0%

Conditions



Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter