Post Canyon Shuttle Route
ElevationAscent: 496' 151 m
Descent: -2,685' -818 m
High: 3,398' 1,036 m
Low: 967' 295 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)
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“A grand shuttling route to some of Post Canyon's finest trails!”— Eric Ashley
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
Need to Know
- Don't forget to leave a retrieval car at the Seven Springs Staging Area before shuttling to the top of the ride. You can also leave a car at the lower Post Canyon Staging Area if the other is full.
- In addition to being a working forest, the area is a popular riding spot for motorcycles and four-wheelers. Watch and listen for traffic and smile as you pass.
- Depending on when you visit, expect to encounter frequent pockets of clay "ball bearings" that make for a unique traction challenge.
Start a short gravel-grind and then catch the Reservoir Access Road (you could continue up Road 2400 but it's longer and steeper). Continue up through the trees to a large clearing. Head north about a hundred feet and look for signs for The Cobbles (160). Start down the trail, but make sure to take the subtle right to Ken A (170).
Ken A (sometimes referred to Dirt Surfer) provides a narrow ribbon of singletrack littered with embedded rocks. The grade is surprisingly good and little pedaling is required to keep a fun pace going. Keep an eye out for an angled log that sneaks up in a fast and rough section. You'll spend the rest of the time picking lines and finding flow while grinning broadly.
After a small bridge crossing, there is a short hike-a-bike or punchy climb. Dirt Surfer (170) is soon under way. The cheerful singletrack combines minimal tech and lots of flow for a high-speed cruise. Pump deep, pedal strong, and enjoy a few small tables and optional booters. Follow Dirt Surfer (172) to reach the road.
This is the first optional diversion and riders who want an easier route should continue straight onto Hybrid (140) until it intersects with Trail 145 to rejoins this ride. Otherwise, turn left to briefly climb up Riordan Hill Road to reach one of the area's most technical trails. Where the road turns, you'll find the start of the Hidden Trail (163).
Head in for a short aggressive descent over small cascading drops. The trail is packed with rocks, so choose a good line as you charge ahead. All the fun quickly culminates to a steep roll-down onto Road 1004 across from Basswood (130).
Continue straight along Basswood (130) until it reaches a split. Head left on Borderline (133) for ribbons of linked singletrack through a thinned tree-line. There's minimal tech and lots of flow so settle in to focus on turns, berms, and speed. Just watch out for the occasional blown corner, especially near the bottom of the trail.
Where the trail meets Basswood (130) there's another optional diversion. Riders looking to enjoy the old-school flavor of Blade Runner (135) and Mitchell Ridge (110) should turn left to follow Basswood (130). Just make sure to make it to the road above Blade Runner and don't loop back on Basswood (130)
Instead, this ride cuts across Basswood (130) and follows the Trail 130 Spur and Trail 140 Spur to reach Hybrid (140) for a hundred feet before making a left onto Trail 145. It sounds like a lot of navigating, but it's pretty straightforward. Pretty soon Trail 145 feeds back onto Hybrid (140).
Follow a pleasant side-hill for a third-of-a-mile until the foliage ends. There's a subtle and steep connector that travels over the ridge to deposits riders at the clearing next to the Extended Play. It's a quick push-up if you're looking to catch some air on this jump trail. Otherwise, head across the road to start Bad Motor Scooter (158). This ripping trail is a real treat with some fast tables and jumps as it speeds down to the road.
On the other side, Grand Prix (158) takes over with delightfully fast straightaways between consecutive series of berms. It's loads of fun, especially if you're chasing down some friends! At the clearing below the road, continue straight on Baby Grand Prix (105) till it connects with Seven Streams (100). Optionally, you can head left to follow it all the way down to the trailhead on some classic singletrack past the infamous "toilet bowl."
Continuing straight, Seven Streams soon feeds heads to the Family Man Staging Area. Take a break and play around on the practice features before riding the small jumps on Middle School. At the end, Float On takes off down the hill for a fast and aggressive jump trail with deep bike-park berms. At the bottom, head right on Seven Streams (100) to reach the climb up Kleeway. Get ready for more machine-built goodness as Kleeyway takes off down the gully with loads of jumps and berms. Before it sweeps down to the trailhead.