ElevationAscent: 43' 13 m
Descent: -668' -204 m
High: 2,093' 638 m
Low: 1,451' 442 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 28% (15°)
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“A steep, cliff-edge tumble down a skinny half-pipe with rock ledges and washouts.”— Dave Gregg
From the flag hill, the trail is soon on the edge of a razor edge with steep drop-offs on either side. The Luge slides down to the right side of the cliff, and for much of its length is a 3-4 foot wide half-pipe that twists, back and forth, on the edge of a sheer drop. The downward push along this snaking tube of trail is relentless. Personally, I have to take a break half-way down to give my screaming forearms a break, and to quench the fire in my aching calves and feet. The brakes are always on, and the impacts never stop.
At the bottom, the trail spills onto a paved access road. Follow this left, out to Live Oak Canyon Rd., and turn right, downhill.
Land Manager: USFS - Cleveland National Forest Office