ElevationAscent: 1,548' 472 m
Descent: -1,547' -472 m
High: 9,550' 2,911 m
Low: 8,569' 2,612 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“A mostly singletrack ride which combines two loops via the pleasant Chainsaw trail.”— Sarah Baker
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Need to Know
This is where the fun starts. Leave the road and follow Givelo Trail which parallels the north side of CR 73. This fast singletrack is nice with good flow and minimal features. Make sure to watch for cars leaving driveways and spur roads.
After 2.3 miles, the trail splits; cross the road and get on the Creekside Trail. The bumpy singletrack follows Saint Louis Creek for three miles before reaching a dirt road. Take a left onto FS Road 159, and then take a quick left onto the Flume singletrack.
Continue on the Flume singletrack over roots and rocks for two miles. If you need a break, stop at the viewpoint of Saint Louis Creek and take in the awesome views of the Vasquez Range.
Veer right shortly after the viewpoint and onto Chainsaw. The Chainsaw singletrack gradually climbs through intermittent forest and sections of thinned trees. The trail tops out near a set of power lines. The Chainsaw turns left and descend to FS 158. The dirt road gradually ascends for a mile and then take a right onto Sunken Bridge/FS 886.2.
After another half a mile, take a right onto FS 159 and continue the dirt road climb up to the ridge top. From the ridge top, take a right onto the fun Zoom singletrack which gradually descends through a tight forest to the Chainsaw singletrack.
From the Chainsaw trail intersection, head back the way you came. Descend down the Chainsaw trail, enjoying the flowing trail and some fun, banked turns.
At the bottom of the descent, take a right onto the Creekside Trail. After crossing a bridge over Saint Louis Creek, veer left and continue on Creekside Trail to the CR 73 road crossing. Cross the road and hop on Givelo Trail and enjoy the quick, flowing fun back into the town of Fraser.
Local Club: Headwaters Trail Alliance