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2.4 mile 3.9 kilometer point to point


Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,204' -367 m
High: 8,172' 2,491 m
Low: 6,969' 2,124 m


Avg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)


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A raw version of Ginormous with bigger turns and it's longer, meaning more fun for you.

Craig Fowler

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Winter seasonal closure for bikes on portion of trail uphill from South Porcupine from Dec. 1 through April 15.

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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 and Trough. 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.


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Sep 30, 2018
Peter Ericson
Sep 29, 2018
Cory Clark
Cut into the last section of this trail off south porcupine trail. Gnarly burns, jumps and flows nicely. looking to hit the whole trail tomrrow. 0.9mi
Sep 23, 2018
Jason Troxel
Not sure if top half is worth the climb, very narrow corridor not many features. Bottom half is fun, good turns. Small jumps could be better. 2.4mi — 0h 30m
Sep 18, 2018
Hiro Protagonist
Rode bottom part, fun. MCR
Sep 12, 2018
Michael Wilson
Jun 18, 2018
Mike G
Great descent 17mi
Jun 10, 2018
Dan Casey
Epic ride on Father of Ginormous and Ginormous. The trail is pretty slippery since it has been very dry, but fun to get the back tire a little loose! 2.4mi
Jun 8, 2018
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