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Poleta Canyon

 4.0 (2)

9.7 Miles 15.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

62' 19 m

Ascent

-4,729' -1,441 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

8,810' 2,685 m

High

4,129' 1,258 m

Low

Shared By Rick Ianniello

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A rad singletrack (mostly) descent out of the White Mountains.

Rick Ianniello

Dogs Off-leash

Features eMTB allowed

Description

After climbing up out of Black Canyon, you are treated with a long descent that starts out fun, and quickly turns into some of the best riding around as you fly down a wash. Further down, the trail is not quite as fantastic, but still offers good fun all the way to the Owens Valley.

Heading north, the doubletrack soon fades away into a trail. It sidecuts along the ridge for a while, before dropping into a wash for the best part of the trail which features fast, slightly banked turns and small, dry waterfalls for some technical challenge.

Too soon, you come out into a meadow, where you could make a right for Poleta Ridge. Instead, continue down for a bit more fun canyon riding.

Just after, you'll make a short climb out of the wash and descend a loose trail. It carves around to a short push out of another wash and around to a traverse of some talus that can be challenging.

You'll come out at a mine and descend some doubletrack down a ridge. This takes you into the Poleta OHV area. If you can follow the track or find a good route on your own, you can go most of the way through it on fun, but loose, singletrack.

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Jan 4, 2018
Cat Mac
Amazing views and steep downhill! the beginning is all dusted out by motor bikes, but then it gets good! Careful on some of those sharp sandy turns… 9.7mi

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