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Mike's Rippin' Trail

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2.1 Miles 3.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

53' 16 m

Ascent

-363' -111 m

Descent

8,124' 2,476 m

High

7,814' 2,382 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

All Clear

48 days agoUpdate

An exhilarating downhill run from the McGaffey Lookout Tower.

Bill Siebersma

Overview

Trail is open from May through November most years.
Dogs: Off-leash

Description

Mike's Rippin' begins at the Historic McGaffey Fire Tower and returns to the McGaffey Trailhead. It is part of a popular figure-8 loop which includes the Strawberry Canyon Trail, the Tampico Trail, and Mikes Rippin' Trail.

This trail is situated in high rolling hills covered with open Ponderosa forest and Gambel Oak groves. When reversed, Mikes Rippin' Trail is a challenging climb. A faint two track crosses this trail about a half mile down from the Tower, take care to stay on the singletrack trail.

Note that when the tower is crewed, polite visitors have been invited "aboard" for a viewing. Otherwise, please stay away from the tower.

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All Clear 48 days ago
Gonna be in great shape for the race! Maybe two trees down in 50 miles! Awesome work whoever takes care of this trail
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Bill Siebersma
Gallup, NM
Bill Siebersma   Gallup, NM
The trail segment that connects back to Strawberry Trail has not been constructed yet, so the trail ends at the gravel road (FR50), about 1/2 mile past the Strawberry Canyon Trailhead. Look for construction to begin in 2017. Feb 3, 2017

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