A Big Frenchy Pete
ElevationAscent: 6,617' 2,017 m
Descent: -6,517' -1,986 m
High: 8,311' 2,533 m
Low: 2,900' 884 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)
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“Big one across many climate zones.”— Chris Wandervans
The trail stays near the creek as it descends and it a great descent over its entire length. There are ample places to stop and take in the scenery and enjoy the twisty and fun nature of this trail.
Once at the end of the trail you'll turn onto the French Creek Rd. which will switchback up and into the trees. There are many switchbacks and the road is narrow, so please stay to the side. From the French Creek Rd. you'll turn onto the Bear Pete Ridge Trail.
The Bear Pete Ridge Trail begins off French Creek Rd. with some moderate climbing before leveling out. From this point, the trail has mostly reasonable grades and some large meadows. You'll ride through Frosty Meadows and then come upon Josephine Lake there is a short spur that will take you out to Bear Pete Mountain if you want to bag a peak. At the end of the trail, there will be a short road section before a final descend to French Creek.
This is a big, remote ride. There is no help along the way and no cell service at all. If you make it to French Creek Rd and need to bail you can ride into Burgdorf and take the road back to where you started.