ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,663' -507 m
High: 2,356' 718 m
Low: 693' 211 m
GradeAvg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 39% (21°)
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“A twisting technical singletrack with numerous switchbacks from the top of Barnicoat Hill down to Marsden Valley.”— Alan Eskrick
After the second creek, the tempo increases as the grade steepens more with frequent switchbacks until, with aching brake fingers, you reach a 4WD track. Crossing the track, the trail drops into a couple more switchbacks and winds its way down to a tricky creek crossing with a steep exit. You need to be set up well to make this crossing.
After a few more twists through narrow gaps in the trees, another creek crossing is a great finale as you exit onto the 4WD road which takes you down to Marsden Valley Road.