Betasso Link Trail

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1.2 Miles 1.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

601' 183 m

Ascent

-1' -0 m

Descent

6,473' 1,973 m

High

5,871' 1,790 m

Low

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Bad / Closed

30 days agoUpdate

A useful section of trail that makes it possible to ride Betasso from town.

Michael Ahnemann

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This trail isn't one that you'd choose to drive to, but it adds some extra singletrack to the Betasso trail system, and makes for a nice way to ride Betasso from town.

There's a small parking area just off the Canyon road (119), but it's a better idea to park somewhere near the base of 119 and ride up the bike path.

The trail starts with a difficult climb - it's a granny gear hill with several loose sections. It can be ridden bottom to top, but even the most experienced riders will usually walk at least one part of the climb. There is a major effort to smooth out and improve the stability of the lower section of this trail (May 2013).

After the initial slog, the trail switches back several times and becomes more gradual before it crosses the road and continues up to intersect with the Canyon Loop. On the way back down, it's a fun, fast descent, but be careful on the final section - the loose trail that's difficult to climb can be equally dangerous to descend.

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Nov 13, 2016
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Raúl Gross
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Sep 12, 2016
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Daniel Howard
May 24, 2016
Brad Fossett
May 13, 2016
Jared Crockett
Yep, it's that steep! Dang that was hard going (and hiking) up. But had a blast coming down it.
Sep 7, 2015
Teresa Tarn
May 12, 2015
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Bad / Closed 30 days ago
Fallen Trees - Closed on weekdays through Thanksgiving for tree work. Open on weekends.
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Lower section is vastly improved (no more looseness, but still interesting) - thanks to the trail builders! Aug 2, 2013


You're right Fabrizio! Thanks for reminding me... I'll update the description. Aug 2, 2013


I gotta say I'd choose to drive to this trail rather than driving up to the proper trailhead - the climb is hard yet not too bad, and the descent is an absolutely sick way to end a couple fast laps on Betasso. The lower section is great - really nice trail work! I wouldn't want to miss this if I was doing Betasso. Oct 26, 2015


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