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Slant n' Dicular

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Length

2.2 Miles 3.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

938' 286 m

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Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

6,881' 2,097 m

High

5,943' 1,811 m

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A steady and sometimes steep ascent to the Grassy Knoll on the upper shoulder of Jumbo. One of the most fun downhills.

Judd Kleinman

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This is the climb to access Jumbo Ridge and all of the upper trails. It is also one of the best descents in the network but be careful descending it on weekends when you are likely to encounter other riders, hikers, or horses coming up the hill.

You access Slant from the trailhead by riding either Gully Trail or Sweet Shady North to the Powerline Road and then climbing the road up to the Tower of Power (high tension powerline tower) to the left. Just before the tower, the Powerline Road turns almost 180 degrees and heads up the ridge (follow singletrack to the north, not ATV track on the ridge or the 90-degree right onto the doubletrack) to the northeast.

As the Powerline breaks to the left, the start of Slant is straight ahead. From here, you'll climb a little more than 700’ in 1.6 miles and end up at the Grassy Knoll. Enjoy the view from here and savor the excitement of the descent to follow. If you continue up the hill, you'll top out at the Hammock and can then descend Jumbo Ridge or Rock n' Roll.

If you chose to head back down from here you can head back down the way you came, or take the Ridge of Doom, or ride the top of Ridge of Doom and then drop off into The Plunge.

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