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Gypsy

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1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -666' -203 m
High: 7,859' 2,396 m
Low: 7,193' 2,192 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by Luke Ryan

A fun freeride trail, with more woodwork than you can shake a stick at.

Luke Ryan

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

Within the Northstar Bike Park, subject to operating hours.

Description

Newly rebuilt freeride trail, with a cool mix of tech and large wood features. Top starts off with a "qualifier" rock feature - if you have trouble with this, you may want to choose a different trail.

As you start down the top of the trail, you'll be in a flat rock garden, it is easier if you carry a little speed so you don't get "wadded up." After this, you'll head through a tunnel where the Livewire trail jumps over Gypsy, not a bad place to watch people hit the step-up.

Once you re-enter the trees, the trail starts to get really fun, with small fast chicane berms and smooth wood turns. The "Whoopa Himhauser", pronounce phonetically, is an expert level feature that consists of a large step-up, right hand satellite dish, to step-off with a long landing.

Quick ski run cross and then you're into the "Spooky Woods", almost every turn in this area is a wood berm and the speed you can carry is ridiculous. The highlight is a steep banked S-berm that is over 100' long.

Catch your breath on the fire road before dropping into the new zone that opened in July of 13. The main attraction of this piece of trail would be the GoPro sponsored feature. This consists of a 3 option wood feature, the left is 2 banked turns to a step-off/out landing, the center is a wood step up to steep landing, the right is 2 banked turns to a right hip. All lines go their own way and then reconnect down the trail at manicured rock garden that is very fun to ride.

This trail will dump you out onto a fire road, follow it to the left and you'll meet up with the Coaster trail. You can either follow this to the bottom of the lift or hand a right into Zone 6 of Livewire.

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Aug 23, 2019
Zach Rochon
Crazy features
Sep 30, 2018
jason predock
Oct 28, 2017
Andy Mac
pretty outstanding, big features

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Step-up option of the GoPro feature
Aug 2, 2013 near Tahoe V…, CA
GoPro feature and the rock trail below
Aug 2, 2013 near Tahoe V…, CA
A racer competes along Gypsy in 2016.
May 27, 2017 near Tahoe V…, CA
Three option GoPro feature, wood turns to step-offs on the sides, big step-up in the center
Jul 31, 2013 near Tahoe V…, CA

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