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Foothills Trail #365

Intermediate
 4.0 (8)

A nice winding out and back to the water tower with the Sandia Mountains as a backdrop.


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.5

KM

Singletrack

6,647' 2,026 m

High

6,428' 1,959 m

Low

248' 76 m

Up

53' 16 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

This is the far northern end of the Foothills Trail #365, north of the junction with Trail 230.

As you head north from the "Rocky DH" or "Rock 'n Roll" portion of Trail 230, the surface remains rough but not as steep. There is some climbing for the first bit with tight curves. Eventually, the trail smoothes out and you get some flowy turns, though several are interrupted by large rocks entering or exiting the corners. There is one nice jump in the trail that is good either direction.

Soon the trail starts to climb up towards the lowest tower of the Sandia Peak Arial Tramway, billed as the longest aerial tram in the world (it is worth riding). The main challenges on the climb are going to be the grade and weaving between closely spaced rocks. You finish the trail at a turn-around just in front of a large water tank that sits below the tramway tower. Turn around and ride back.

Contacts

Local Club: AMBA

Land Manager: USFS - Cibola National Forest Office

Shared By:

LeeAB Brinckerhoff

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  4.0 from 8 votes

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The descent from the water tanks takes you through huge boulders on each side so watch your pedals.
Sep 8, 2016 near Sandia…, NM
Once the trail smooths out it is fast.
Apr 6, 2013 near Sandia…, NM
The trail split, behind you is south on Foothills Trail 365, while left is the extension to the water tower and right would take you UP the "Rocky DH" on Trail 230.
Apr 6, 2013 near Sandia…, NM
The water tank and tramway tower at the turn around.
Apr 6, 2013 near Sandia…, NM
The tramway tower, Sandias and radio towers way up on the Sandia Crest.
Apr 6, 2013 near Sandia…, NM

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Sep 29, 2018
Don Childrey
1.6mi
May 30, 2018
Kings Josh
Feb 17, 2018
Abby Rocke
Dec 26, 2017
Daniel Sullivan
Jul 20, 2017
Andrew Nelson
Nice section of the ride
Feb 24, 2016
Michael Korpela
May 9, 2014
John Geronimo
Nov 28, 2013
John Geronimo
Nice ride