McDonald Forest Uproute to Extendo Descent

 4 votes

4.4 Miles 7.1 Kilometers


60%

Singletrack

666' 203 m

Ascent

-666' -203 m

Descent

1,152' 351 m

High

497' 151 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

All Clear

58 days agoUpdate

A doubletrack forest road to ascend, followed by an awesome singletrack descent.

Travis Tidwell

Overview

This ride features a mellow doubletrack ascent, which leads to some wonderful singletrack for the descent. There are some technical aspects of the down, so be wary of down trees!
Dogs: Off-leash

Description

Head up Oak Creek Drive until you reach the gate. Ride up the gravel FR 600 then take the first left onto road FR 6020. Follow this uphill until the next split where you'll stay right staying on 6020. Follow this road until it turns into a graded gravel path. You'll climb through 7-8 switchbacks before coming to a trail intersection. If you go straight you'll intersect FR 680 and a left can connect to McCullock Peak.

For this trail, you'll want to take a right at the intersection which is marked Extendo Trail. This is the downhill singletrack back to FR 6020. The downhill starts with a moderate rooty decline before you hit small valley. At the time of riding this there was still tree debris and 3-4 trees had to be hiked over in the middle section. The trail then makes a fairly steep decline through the forest before crossing a bridge and returning to FR 6020. Take a left here and you'll be back at FR 600 (oak creek).

Be careful as this forest is full of poison oak.

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Apr 29, 2017
Christopher Herring
Apr 9, 2017
Glen Kearns
Sep 26, 2016
jeremy darst
Sep 21, 2016
jeremy darst
Aug 21, 2016
Adrian Gallo
Did some extra mileage in addition to Extendo 6.3mi — 1h 02m
May 28, 2016
Brett Armfield

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  3.3 from 4 votes

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All Clear 58 days ago
Dry - Large (lava rock like) gravel in a few areas, sharp rocks and rough terrain. Gravel thick some places, careful coming downhill.
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Ascent is mostly doubletrack with the last maybe 1/2 mile being singletrack switchbacks. I decided to go past the Extendo descent trail to the right and keep going about 50 feet further to take a left on the gravel road that leads to McColloch Peak. Take that road for up for about 2ish miles there is an opening on the left side that leads to a fun McColluch downhill trail. May 8, 2017


CONTINUED.... The downhill trail has some techy root sections and sections you can get going fast and boost off rollers in the trail. The trail ends at the top of the Extendo downhill trail so I continued down that like the description says to do. Upper downhill sections was definitely the most fun part. May 8, 2017


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