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blue Hillside

Trail

2.2 mile 3.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 209' 64 m
Descent: -185' -56 m
High: 975' 297 m
Low: 888' 271 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Come get your climb on with this trail as it provides the most elevation change in the metro area.

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Family Friendly Center Trails are perfect for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking.

Avoid when wet. Update and check status at status.centraliowatrails.com.

Description

Hillside has the biggest climbs in the metro area. It wraps itself around the ridgelines of Ashworth Park. The trail flows well and has several optional "fingers" that allow for multiple routes.

Along the way, expect some roots and a couple of wooden bridges without railings. For a less-experienced rider, they are all easily walked around.

The trails are all bi-directional, but please yield to uphill traffic.

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