“A raw version of Ginormous with bigger turns and it's longer, meaning more fun for you.”
— Craig Fowler
Winter seasonal closure for bikes on portion of trail uphill from South Porcupine
from Dec. 1 through April 15.
Need to Know
Dowhilll direction only, no uphill traffic allowed.
Father of Ginormous
is reached by climbing Road 8320 past Trough
trail. The Lower and Middle entrances can be hard to find, but if you have the time, climb up to find the very top of the Father via BLM Road 8324
and BLM Road 8322
. The views of El Jebel and down into the "Crown" from 8324 are worth the time on the road.
As the summary says, Father is a bigger version of Ginormous
. You can expect large wall rides, sweeping turns, small step up hip jumps and plenty of fun.
In the lower section of trail things get narrower, the turns get sharper and the wall rides fade out. Father dumps you out on South Porcupine
between Christmas Tree
. BUT wait, there's more. In 2018, this trail was extended below South Porcupine
, continuing down the gully with more walls, hips, and small jumps. Use caution as the trail intersects with the two way Christmas Tree
before continuing all the way down to the 4 way intersection with Monte Carlo
, the top of the Prince Creek Trail
, and the downhill direction Lower Monte Carlo