“A great downhill trail—very fast, flowing, technical, great jumps and berms, and unique boulder features. A must ride!
— bart barlow
Please respect those who built and continue to maintain this great trail—do not ride mountain bikes or horses on this trail if you are leaving tracks in soft or muddy soils.
Caution: this is a high speed downhill mountain bike trail—trail not recommended for equestrians.
One Way Only:
This is designated as a directional trail.
Need to Know
No dog water. Knee and elbow pads are recommended. Riders can session trail by riding the MERA Loop counterclockwise to Sasquatch Trail 755, climbing and then descending Sasquatch Trail 755 to Ricochet Trail; continue on MERA Loop Trail, clockwise, to junction with Skills Trail and enjoying the descent—jumps, berms, and tabletops, down to Upper Igo Trailhead.
This downhill has high speed and a high giggle factor. This is a technical trail lack that is slightly strenuous. The line of sight is good, and it is okay to walk some features.
Ricochet Trail a seriously fast and technical, narrow to moderately wide singletrack with banked and bermed corners, pronounced “whoops,” natural and man-made jumps and rollers, embedded large and medium rocks, rock drops and roll overs, serious drop-ins, and table-tops. Most features can be rolled-over and several bypasses are provided—walk each feature before you decide to have a go of it.
The trail should be ridden from west to east (upslope to downslope) and may be accessed from MERA Loop Trail #724
at Intersection 6 or Sasquatch Trail #755
at Intersection 7. Ricochet Trail terminates at the MERA Loop Trail at Intersection 8.
Trail signage is very good; all MERA trails are signed with a carsonite post showing trail name, number, rating, and cautions as applicable, e.g., high speed downhill mountain bikes, preferred equestrian route, etc. All main intersections have a unique number, shown on the carsonite post, that corresponds to the MERA map. For additional Information, go to the Mt. Emily Recreation Area website