MTB Project Logo

Fall Guy

 4.0 (1)
Trail Mapped Wrong?

Length

0.2 Miles 0.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

0' 0 m

Ascent

-211' -64 m

Descent

26%

Avg Grade (14°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

1,132' 345 m

High

921' 281 m

Low

Conditions


Bad / Closed 8 hours ago

Getting forecast...

Short and sweet. Tight and steep.

Lee Clark

Overview

Inspect closely first time down. Off trail riding is not allowed in the Conservation Area. Be aware of hunting seasons.
Features: -none- [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

Description [Suggest Changes]

This is a full blown gravity descent! Fall Guy is the first dedicated downhill at Sunbridge that runs completely from top to bottom. Well modulated brakes are highly recommended for this fall-line treat, and it's not for the timid.

The trail is accessible from the Sunbridge Hills Conservation Area main loop. After the descent past the cemetery, there is a short and flat area to hammer the pedals to maintain your speed. As the uphill comes into view, prepare for your left turn, up the hill, onto Fall Guy.

Before attempting the initial steep section, take time to enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the system. Of course, winter is best. If the first steep, and the one immediately after, give you pause, it is advisable that you turn around at this point and try some of the other downhills in the area. It only gets steeper!

The first steep flattens out slightly long enough for you to look far down the trail where the second steep is. As this long steep section begins to level a bit, don't completely let off the brakes. Some slight turns will require some speed management in this flatter spot. First, a mild right; then, a harder left.

After those turns, there is another steep section. It's very mild compared to the rest. You'll curve a little right onto another flat area. This one is important as the trail briefly splits. If one heads directly straight off this flat area, be prepared. The steepest part of this trail descends to the lower section of Sunbridge Hills Conservation Area main loop. It is steeper than 100% grade! It is around 70 degrees! Please, inspect this section before attempting.

For the alternative line, turn right at the end of the flat area. It is still one of the steepest sections of the whole run. As you approach the intersection with the main loop, begin turning to the left to catch the lower part of Fall Guy.

The main super steep line goes straight across the main loop so all you have to do is hang on and don't brake too hard. The lower section below the main loop starts with a mild descent with a little root action. When it gets steep again, there is a large rock with a drop when riding dead straight. The go-around curves to the right. They converge at the landing of the drop.

The last section is another super steep one. It has several roots and rocks along the way that are perfect for some play. It levels out at the bottom in a nice gracious run-out just off Waterworks Road.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#8266

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#61

in Missouri

#8,266

Overall
1 Views Last Month
47 Since Feb 9, 2018
Difficult Difficult

0%
0%
0%
0%
100%
0%

0 Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter