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Mountain Ridge

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 167' 51 m
Descent: -9' -3 m
High: 596' 182 m
Low: 439' 134 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Brian Barton

A great way to start your ride at Castlewood State Park.

Brian Barton

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

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This is a great way to start your ride at Castlewood State Park. It is a 1.2 mile climb all the way to the top. There are no real steep sections and not a lot of elevation change so it's a good warm up for the rest of the park.

The trail starts right across from the ranger station and works its way up the side of a valley in the hill side. It rolls on to the opposide side of the valley and around the hill side up to the top.

There are a couple of tight spots where you'll have to navigate some trees that are a little close together. But other then that it's just a nice little climb to meet the middle of Grotpeter trail. From there you can go left to hit the technical side or right for a fast downhill with a few small drops thrown in for fun!!

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Jan 5, 2019
Jason Kirkpatrick
Jun 3, 2018
Marty Leake
Tree down on the trail 1.2mi
Apr 30, 2018
Samuel Dolby
Aug 19, 2017
Kelsey Prissel
Jul 13, 2017
Sam Broadhacker
Descend love 1.2mi
Jul 11, 2015
Justin Matthew
Jul 30, 2013
Brian Barton

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  5.0 from 8 votes

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in Missouri

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Bend in Grotpeter Trail take from my GoPro while taking a rest off to the side
Jul 7, 2016 near Ballwin, MO

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