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McDonald Forest Uproute to Extendo Descent

Intermediate
 3.5 (11) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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4.4

Miles

7.1

KM

60%

Singletrack

1,152' 351 m

High

497' 151 m

Low

666' 203 m

Up

666' 203 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

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!

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.

Shared By:

Travis Tidwell

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  3.5 from 11 votes

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Dec 16, 2019
Anthony Morris
Sep 14, 2019
Colter Garrison
with Charlie 5.9mi
Jun 30, 2018
Alejandro Cervantes
Apr 28, 2018
Caleb H
Aug 22, 2017
Christofer Harris
Lots of logging truck activity, trail in great condition. 5mi
Apr 29, 2017
Christopher Herring
Apr 9, 2017
Glen Kearns
Sep 26, 2016
jeremy darst