“The official course for the 2016 El Dorado National Forest Benduro Race.”
— TS TS
Featured Race Jun 9, 2017
This is the route for the 2016 Benduro - El Dorado. The race consisted of two stages.
Need to Know
Watch out for motos if riding in this area. Shuttle recommended.
This race is held in the Rock Creek OHV area run by State Parks. There are a number of trails in the area, and the full course mixes in several sections of trails.
Warm Up Transfer: From Bald Mtn Staging Area, take Trail 1 to the intersection of Trail 4-1
Stage 1: Trail 4-1, left on Trail 4 to the creek crossing.
Mega Transfer: Take Trail 4 and turn right on 12N72 to Trail 1. Stay on Trail 1 to the top of Mount Ballarat. This is a very punishing climb and/or hike-a-bike.
Stage 2: From the top of Mount Ballarat, take Trail 1 down all the way to Rock Creek crossing. This stage begins very steep, loose and rocky, but wide with many line choices. The middle of this stage is a short recovery cruise/pedal on a fire road. Then, continue down the "Deep Water Descent", a pretty steep singletrack.
Cool Down Transfer: From Finish 2, racers will ride up Trail 1 to 12N81 and remain on this fire road to shuttle pick up on Darling Ridge Road.