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Slammer Trail #765

 3.3 (3)

2.0 Miles 3.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

39' 12 m

Ascent

-321' -98 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

4,067' 1,240 m

High

3,751' 1,143 m

Low

Shared By bart barlow

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A great rolling trail whether climbing or descending. Best trail to access MERA's best enduro and black diamond trails.

bart barlow

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Please respect those who donated time, and or money, to construct this trail and who continue to maintain this trail—do not ride this trail if leaving tracks in soft soils or muddy soils. High speed downhill mountain bike traffic—not recommended for equestrians.

Need to Know

To access MERA's enduro type trails, turn left at the junction with Doing Time Trail #789 to the junction with Depends Trail #775 and continue your ascent by riding up Depends Trail. High speed mountain bike traffic on the descent, so not recommended for equestrians.

For additional information, go to Mt Emily Recreation Area (MERA) here.

Description

A moderately wide singletrack across rolling contours. This trail has some sustained but not too steep climbs (ridden east to west). Or it can be a moderately fast and fun trail to descend (ridden west to east) with some technical features as alternate routes. Overall, this is the best trail to access Depends Trail #775, Doing Time Trail #789, Fractured Zone Trail #785, Caffeine Trail #716.

Access points: Upper Igo Trailhead, ride up Lower Hot Shot Trail #725 to junction with MERA Loop Trail #724 at Intersection 2. Ride MERA Loop Trail north until you reach Intersection 3—turn left across Road 600 and ride MERA Loop Trail clockwise to Intersection 4—Slammer Trail/MERA Loop Trail intersection; or, for a more technical and strenuous climb, stay on Hot Shot Trail until it crosses Road 600 and becomes Upper Hot Shot Trail. Ride Upper Hotshot Trail #725 to Intersection 4—Slammer Trail/MERA Loop junction. From Owsley Canyon Trailhead, ride Red Apple Trail #700 north to the junction with MERA Loop Trail #724 at Intersection 1. Ride MERA Loop Trail north until you reach Intersection 3—turn left and cross Road 600 and ride MERA Loop Trail clockwise to Intersection 4—Slammer Trail/MERA Loop Trail intersection.

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Has potential to be a great trail. The lower section still needs to be reworked and buffed out. The upper section is awesome. A great alternate to gain elevation without climbing Mount Emily road. May 7, 2018
Made my first ascent of this trail in early November after a week of rain. The trail had soaked it all in w/o becoming muddy. Trail is fun and flowy w/ really cool turns up top and some ski jumps down below (takeoffs to slight downhill that are fun at speed, one after another). Starting from Owsley and climbing MERA loop to Slammer then coming down Slammer to Upper Hotshot and back to the trailhead makes for a really fun climb of around 1200 feet followed by a pretty fast descent. Good stuff all around. Nov 9, 2018

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