Upper Ridge Trail
ElevationAscent: 22' 7 m
Descent: -368' -112 m
High: 1,906' 581 m
Low: 1,559' 475 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“Short bursts of speed paired with slower technical maneuvering on this ridgeline trail.”— Eric Ashley
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
This trail is open to pedestrians and sight lines can be poor. Be on the lookout!
Whichever entrance you choose, you're in for a treat. Upper Ridge Trail provides a well stocked playground with burst of speed followed by slow technical work. Along the way you'll dodge roots and roll down sandstone slabs.
Although the trail can be narrow, there's generally plenty of room for wide bars. Although one notable slab-ride to tree pinch doesn't feel particularly spacious. The trail does requires a lot of focus, but make sure to also enjoy the scenery as you scramble through the trees and over moss covered rocks.
Keep an eye out for a trail splitting to the left. This signifies the end of Upper Ridge Trail and it's a good detour to avoid the hike-a-bike climbing on the Middle Ridge Trail.