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black Cougar Crest Trail

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Trail

2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -787' -240 m
High: 7,650' 2,332 m
Low: 6,863' 2,092 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by andy meadors

Rocky, technical and a blast to ride.

andy meadors

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This trail can be busy during the weekends with hikers. Be courteous!

Description

Park in the Cougar Crest trailhead parking lot and go up from there. The trail ends at the junction of the PCT, where bikes are not allowed to ride.

Most expert skilled riders and maybe a few novice riders will be attracted to Cougar Crest trail because of the technical nature of the embedded rocks on the trail. The bottom third is fast (going down) and smooth, then the top two thirds is where it gets fun.

Expect to run into hikers on the weekends, and maybe a few during the weekday as this trail is a popular hiking trail for the locals and visitors. You can already gauge how many people are on the trail by the cars in the parking lot.

Ride this one up and down - both directions are equally fun. It's a favorite trail in the area.

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Sep 2, 2018
Nigel Aspden
Jul 7, 2018
Marty Johnson
Oct 9, 2016
Dan Cook
super technical fun ride 5.4mi
Jun 28, 2015
Kyle Chin
4.8mi
May 24, 2013
Hans Keifer

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 11 votes

#729

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  4.6 from 11 votes
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#60

in California

#729

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I watched a youtube of this trail and then kind of doubted the techinical rating of this trail but I was wrong. I'm a novice rider and rode on a hardtail and I did have to hike it through some sections but more skilled riders would enjoy this. Mar 27, 2016
this trail is so gnarly its one of the most fun downhills i have ever done!! its so challenging on the climb and the descent but I love it!! it will defiantly improve your skills after having rode it! be sure to have knee pads and good brakes! Just be aware the entire ride is a rock garden with drops! very technical!! awesome trail! Jul 3, 2017

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