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Blue Ridge Loop

Intermediate

Trail

6.3 mile 10.2 kilometer loop
20% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,089' 332 m
Descent: -1,098' -335 m
High: 7,903' 2,409 m
Low: 6,807' 2,075 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Arno Gaarthuis

A proper fire road climb to a ripping singletrack descent!

Arno Gaarthuis

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Overview

A six-mile loop with a long, but moderate, climb takes riders from the base of the ski lift up the ridge beyond. There are some great views while you ascend, then it's time to drop in on the Blue Ridge Trail for a fast and at times technical descent that's all fun!

Description

The ride starts at the bottom of the ski slopes, and the first part of the climb parallels a small ski lift. At the end, take a right onto a fire road. From there, it's a steady moderate climb on a fire road to just east of the Inspiration Point Trailhead.

As soon as you pass a metal gate and garbage bin, take a sharp left onto the Blue Ridge Truck Trail (East Blue Ridge Road). It's partly asphalt and rocks due to snow erosion, but overall it isn't a hard pedal, though you may encounter some vehicles along the way to the Blue Ridge Campground. Keep going east from there until you see the Discovery Lift. To the left is a sign marked Blue Ridge Trail.

This is the start of the downhill. The Blue Ridge Trail is quite fast, but it does alternate between long straight sections and narrow parts with tight switchbacks, so don't get too carried away. Also, be on the lookout for hikers!

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Apr 20, 2020
Jojo Valdez
24mi
Jun 16, 2019
Adam Anderson
6.3mi — 1h 30m
Jun 3, 2018
Brandon Hanna
Oct 5, 2017
Dom Reyes
7.4mi
Aug 18, 2017
William Byerlee
Pretty hard initial climb and secondary climb. great singletrack down hill. Almost missed the sign! Right by chairlift. 6.1mi — 1h 06m
Oct 17, 2016
Kyle Riedel
hikers on downhilll during weekend.. sorta just ok trail, but quite lovely scenery. 6.3mi
Aug 6, 2016
Arno Gaarthuis
Parked opposite of the ranger station where you also find restrooms. — 1h 16m

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 7 votes

#1

in Blue Ridge

#2031

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#1

in Blue Ridge

#259

in California

#2,031

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Photos

View over the Antelope Valley
Aug 10, 2016 near Wrightwood, CA
Rocky and dusty singletrack
Aug 10, 2016 near Wrightwood, CA
Sharp turns
Aug 10, 2016 near Wrightwood, CA
One of the stunning views as seen from the east blue ridge trail road
Aug 10, 2016 near Wrightwood, CA
nice mixture of sun and shade
Aug 10, 2016 near Wrightwood, CA
Fire road uphill
Aug 10, 2016 near Wrightwood, CA

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