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Rain Trail and Sidewinder

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (5)

Fun intermediate singletrack on East McCarty Hill.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

Singletrack

2,156' 657 m

High

2,107' 642 m

Low

106' 32 m

Up

78' 24 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

Rain Trail and Sidewinder provide the complement to Big Merlin, being located on the other side of the East McCarty Hill ridge.

Rain Trail starts from the parking lot on East McCarty Hill, one of the best places to park if you don't want to start at the bottom of the hill.

Rain Trail got its name because it rained every work day scheduled for its construction, but it hasn't suffered from that, providing nice flow as it surfs the contour on its way out the ridge. After it meets a cut-across short cut that goes to the road and Big Merlin, the trail drops through some fun switchbacks before climbing back up to cross a snowmobile trail.

Once it crosses the snowmobile trail, it becomes Sidewinder as it continues its journey along the ridge. After a short climb, you'll see the junction for the Eagle Trail. Go past that (but ride Eagle later - it's awesome!) and continue until the trail merges with Dead Dog Loop.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jon Sundquist

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  4.2 from 5 votes

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#142

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Looking down a climbing turn on the Rain Trail
May 6, 2013 near Little…, NY
Some hand-benched goodness on the rain trail.
May 6, 2013 near Little…, NY

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Sep 10, 2019
Chad Morton
Sep 9, 2019
Scott Hulbert
Jun 12, 2019
Evan B
Sep 2, 2017
Cody Yettaw
1.7mi
Sep 18, 2016
John Krytus
Jul 2, 2016
Justin Whitmer
Jul 5, 2015
Sheryl Bower
Another fun trail a good mix of climbing, downhill, switchbacks, rocks and roots.