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North System Descent

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Length

0.4 Miles 0.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

26' 8 m

Ascent

-176' -54 m

Descent

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

770' 235 m

High

604' 184 m

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One of the area's longest, fastest, and most fun downhill trails.

D. H.

Overview

One-way Only (downhill) Trails closed when wet, during spring thaw, and freeze/thaw conditions. For current conditions check www.qcforc.org.
Dogs: Leashed

Description

This trail starts with a mellow downhill grade as it departs from the overlook loop and quickly gets steeper. A tight chicane turn checks your speed and leads into another short steep section before turning uphill to bleed off speed. A blind right-hand berm awaits over the crest of a ridge. You'll want to check your speed here. Immediately after this is a tight left-hand switch-berm which will set you up for a long flowy downhill stretch.

This section is narrow and weaves around many trees as it makes its way back towards the trailhead. It gradually opens up as you descend and a few rollers will appear as the gradient tapers off. After the rollers is a large 180-degree berm that can be taken with plenty of speed.

The trail flattens out and becomes more twisty after this point and will take you back to the Connector Trail at the base of the overlook stairway. The upper section of trail was benched into a very steep hillside so you may even get the feeling of exposure in some areas.

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