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Black Tail Rd

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Length

5.9 Miles 9.5 Kilometers


Doubletrack

Elevation

1,646' 502 m

Ascent

-71' -22 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

6,133' 1,869 m

High

4,512' 1,375 m

Low

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Dirt road climb to the upper Buttercup trailhead.

Lance Pysher

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Presumably you are riding this as part of the Buttercup Loop, so leave the pavement behind and give the gravel a kiss, or better yet take a break at the bridge over Sleeping Child Creek before the serious climbing begins.

For those into it, there is a short Strava segment on the climb, but if you are driving all the way up here just to get this KOM/QOM you need serious help.

Climb three miles, take the right fork and climb some more. If this is early season, occasionally even as late as June there might be snow in the north facing shady areas. On those days some knee high socks, or even better a second dry pair, are really nice. Your frozen toes will thank you.

Keep right and watch for Buttercup Trail once the coasting starts. It will be on your right once again.

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