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Ridgetop Downhill Alternate

Intermediate
 3.3 (4)

Holds the crest of the ridge through open forest before descending to marina


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Singletrack

1,517' 462 m

High

1,325' 404 m

Low

26' 8 m

Up

199' 61 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

Departs from Powerline Trail cutoff just below peak elevation.

Well marked with red blazes, keep your wits about you as this trail has several intersections with an identically blazed trail. Here, one can assume that "all drains lead to the ocean," but this is a less aggressive option for descent compared to the double diamond downhill.

The trail winds around the ridge top through open forest with small-medium obstacles, and low-commitment rock gardens compared to the norm at moraine. Don't worry, there is still plenty of thrill as several larger features are options, but each has an easy way around.

Watch for the changing forest floor as the elevation drops.

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Scott Weston

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  3.3 from 4 votes

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Photos

Freeride Trail Entrance
Oct 30, 2015 near Prospect, PA
A steep drop off a set of boulders.
Jul 19, 2020 near Prospect, PA
Fun boulder on your way to the super technical trailheads.
Jul 19, 2020 near Prospect, PA
A steep set of rocky stairs.
Jul 19, 2020 near Prospect, PA
Downhill Trail Entrance: Brown Stake with Two Black Diamonds Scratched into it denotes the beginning of the trail. Trail goes just to the right of the large tree with the red paint mark.
Oct 19, 2015 near Prospect, PA
Pathfinding on Freeride Trail is more challenging in the fall.
Oct 30, 2015 near Prospect, PA

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