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Pratt Trail (23W09)

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Length

4.0 Miles 6.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

2,605' 794 m

Ascent

-32' -10 m

Descent

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

3,989' 1,216 m

High

1,411' 430 m

Low

Conditions


Bad / Closed 21 days ago
Currently closed due to damage related to the Thomas Fire. History

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A steep and technical climb, but rewarding descent.

Matt Hawk

Overview

Be very alert for other trail users.
Features: -none-
Dogs: Leashed

Description

Pratt Trail is a tough ride up, with a few tight switchbacks and loose soil. The beginning of the trail is a bit of a hike-a-bike for the first half-mile. As the trail progresses, there are a few places where the trail gets rocky, narrow and with a sheer drop-off, which is all the more exciting but care should be taken.

Coming down Pratt is loads of fun except at the top where the brush is overgrown, even in September and some skin protection is helpful.

Between Gridley and Pratt Trails, Pratt is the steepest of the two, as well as the most direct to Nordoff Ridge Peak. If going to the top of Nordoff Peak, from the point Pratt meets with Nordoff Ridge Road, expect this to be the steepest of the climb.

There is cell service on most of the trail.

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I haven't ridden this trail for a few years so I don't know how much it have changed, but from what I remember its shorter and steeper than gridley. Nevertheless, it's an awesome riding it downhill. I would suggest making a loop - going up gridley, stop at the tower for a snack and than decent into pratt and take fuel break back to gridley's trailhead. Oct 13, 2017

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