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dblack Middle Fork Trail

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Trail

8.6 mile 13.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 350' 107 m
Descent: -2,042' -622 m
High: 9,088' 2,770 m
Low: 7,150' 2,179 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Rio Rose Nyssa Whitford

A rocky, technical ride in a pristine mountain setting.

Rio Rose Nyssa Whitford

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

This may be the Lander area's most challenging and technical trail. It can be ridden car to car with a long climb on a pavement/gravel road or be shuttled from one of the lower parking areas to the start of the trail at the Worthen Meadows trailhead Parking area. Most riders shuttle this trail as riding the road adds 9+ miles. The trail is shown starting at the Worthen Meadows Parking lot.

The trail starts with a steep, rocky, technical climb. The climb culminates in a steep, technical, rocky descent before leveling out slightly at Sheep's Bridge. Then the trail follows fast, fun singletrack along the Popo Agie River back to Bruce's Bridge Parking lot. Many riders ride longer travel, more aggressive bikes on this trail.

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Aug 3, 2017
Jason Douglass
Jul 12, 2015
Gregory Skidmore
1h 50m
Aug 14, 2014
Judd Rogers
8.6mi — 1h 33m
Jun 28, 2014
Judd Rogers
-Super technical rock gardens (body armor) -Wilderness quality (bear spray, 1st aid kit, etc) -Be courteous and aware of hikers and horses 8.6mi — 1h 40m
Aug 24, 2013
Judd Rogers
Good description. Many users on the last section of trail below the falls junction. 4 stars with shuttle option. 20mi — 4h 00m
Jul 13, 2013
Sydney Thielke
AWESOME Ride! I'm a moderate rider that prefers down to uphill. Many short hikeabike techy sections, but the rideable parts are worth every step! — 2h 30m

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  4.7 from 6 votes

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  4.7 from 6 votes
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Rankings

#73

in Wyoming

#3,698

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Casey Vavrina
Fort Collins, CO
Casey Vavrina   Fort Collins, CO
The two true dh sections near the beginning and end of this ride make it more than worthwhile. Technical challenge after technical challenge, especially the first section, with a number of line options, most of which are tricky. The approximately 3 miles btw these two sections are possibly the most unremarkable and poor quality that I've experienced. I'd give this stretch 1, maybe two stars. Some trails were (figuratively) made for mtb, this is not one of them. Jul 29, 2018

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