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Lower Hotshot

Intermediate
 3.0 (3)

This is a great trail that provides critical access to all Mt. Emily Recreation Area singletrack trails.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.7

KM

Singletrack

3,472' 1,058 m

High

3,181' 970 m

Low

302' 92 m

Up

11' 3 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly Well-marked with banked corners a moderately wide singletrack and no technical sections that cannot be easily bypassed.

Please respect all trail users and the trail builders/maintainers, and do not ride horses or bikes on trails when soils are soft or muddy! Thank you.

Need to Know

Upper Igo Trailhead has limited parking—8 vehicles and trailers of any kind are not allowed. Starting at Upper Igo Trailhead, Lower Hotshot Trail ascends to Archer Lane {closed to motor vehicles}; above Archer Lane, trail is designated at Upper Hotshot—gradient steepens and trail becomes more technical.

Description

This is the main trail that connects from the Upper Igo Trailhead with MERA trail system. It is a two-way trail that will challenge your endurance and technical skills.

Overall, this is a narrow singletrack, moderately fast to fast with a sustained ascent and descent (on the return), banked/bermed corners, off-camber corners, grade reversals, man-made jumps, and rollers that will test your technical skills.

This trail also offers riders with the opportunity to connect with other MERA Trails. It is a sustained climb from Upper Igo Trailhead to the second junction with MERA Loop Trail 724/Slammer/Zig Zag Trail 777. The descent is fast, but soils provide super traction. This is a great trail to test your endurance and bike handling skills—braking, body position, air time...If you want a great downhill run on your return, access MERA Loop Trail to Skills Slalom Section for some more fun on jumps, serious banked corners, etc.

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Shared By:

bart barlow

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