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Trail

8.6 mile 13.8 kilometer loop
0% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,146' 349 m
Descent: -1,145' -349 m
High: 7,692' 2,344 m
Low: 6,655' 2,029 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

A challenging climb with great scenery leading to Eagle's best downhill flow trail.

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Closed Dec 15 - Apr 15 each year.

Overview

Though not long in miles, this ride is huge in fun! Challenging hills lead to great views, and finish with Eagle's newly rebuilt downhill flow trail.

Description

Park at the Eagle's Pool and Ice Rink, next to Spud Cellar park. Find the paved path up the hill and follow it left. You'll take a few more paved paths until you get to Charlie Brown trail. This trail follows power lines behind a neighborhood and is mostly easy, with one short blue-rated hill. It ends at Polar Star Dr.

Take some roads through the neighborhood. Very shortly you find yourself at the start of The Boneyard and Bellyache Road. Take that a tiny distance until you branch off to the left on The Boneyard.

The route climbs steadily for 1.45 miles and includes several turns and two major drainage crossings. This section of trail exits in the open for a brief moment before ducking back into the sage and pinion-juniper trees for another 0.74 miles. The trail levels out for awhile and travels through an open sagebrush meadow with 360 degree views.

The final singletrack section of The Boneyard climbs again around a rock knoll before intersecting a doubletrack. This section levels out when it reaches Bellyache Road.

Note that you could have cranked up the Bellyache Road and gotten the same place, but singletrack is more fun, right???

Follow this a short ways to a huge viewpoint and popular camping spot. When you're ready to descend, take the singletrack down the steep ridge from the viewpoint at the end of this trail, which will intersect Pool and Ice Rink in a few hundred yards (look out for it on the left).

Pool and Ice Rink follows an old dirt road for a few hundred yards before the beautifully constructed singletrack begins. This was completely rebuilt and rerouted in 2013, and is an enormous improvement over the unsustainable route that went by the same name before.

This is a downhill flow trail, with berms, S turns, small jumps, and tons of fun! There are sections that can go very fast, but there are some surprise sharp turns and occasional obstacles, so be careful when you can't see far ahead. One very steep part has been turned into a luge run - you might be tempted to climb back up and repeat a few times!

Lower down, the last mile bobs up and down rollers a bit, but the fun continues with small jumps. You'll finish right where you parked.

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Jun 25, 2019
Cassidy Kodas
Tons of wildflowers!! Not a bad trek up. Totally worth the gnarly downhill! 8.6mi
Jun 23, 2019
Byron Terwege
Jun 9, 2019
Nicole Gordon
Wildflowers full bloom! — 1h 30m
Jun 8, 2019
David Kider
Dry, mellow and fun. — 13h 00m
Jun 7, 2019
Nick Wilder
Jun 1, 2019
Brian Thomas
Jun 1, 2019
Keith Cays
8.6mi — 1h 30m
Jun 1, 2019
Tyler Cande

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  4.6 from 98 votes

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