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Alpine Trail (South)

 5.0 (2)

23.0 Miles 37.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

3,507' 1,069 m

Ascent

-4,266' -1,300 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

7,691' 2,344 m

High

5,734' 1,748 m

Low

Shared By Leslie Kehmeier

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A high traverse along the ridge with alpine peaks and endless views.

Leslie Kehmeier

Dogs Unknown

Features eMTB allowed

Description

The Alpine Trail is broken into two parts, a north section and south section. The middle section is separated by the Jewel Basin hiking area and is closed to bicycles.

The southern section of Alpine Trail (described here) is a solid 20+ mile ride with more descending than climbing. Despite the loss in elevation, there are sections of hike-a-bike and some exposure, so it is for those who have the fitness and confidence to tackle such a trail.

The southern half begins at Napa Lookout #31 and climbs to Inspiration Pass. From there, it follows the ridge above timberline north across high alpine meadows, passing Warrior Peak, Gildart Peak, and Thunderbolt Mountain. The views across the rugged and rocky ridgelines are endless as you travel across the sky before eventually descending to the town of Swan Lake.

Depending on what you want to bite off in a ride, you can make connections with (in order from south to north): Wire Trail, Bond Creek #21, Hall Lake #61 or Sixmile Lookout.

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Brian Stampe 1
Spearfish, SD
Brian Stampe 1   Spearfish, SD
Any idea on when this will open for the season this year? Jun 26, 2018

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