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Pyramids Big Loop

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Fantastic, physically demanding backcountry ride.


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Map Key

50.4

Miles

81.1

KM

95%

Singletrack

5,721' 1,744 m

High

2,038' 621 m

Low

11,643' 3,549 m

Up

11,637' 3,547 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

73%

Max Grade (36°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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Flowy singletrack, lots and lots of climbing, beautiful views, in a remote backcountry experience.

Description

The ride starts with 3 miles of "rollers" before starting the 2,000' climb up Crescent Mtn. At mile 6.3, you'll see a side trail on the right that takes you to the top of Crescent Mtn. Take this trail and visit the summit. From the summit, you get about 10 miles of downhill that includes some of the best, flowy trails around. The next 10-15 miles are mostly uphill and then some ups and downs as you go over Scar Mtn and Trapper Butte, but the climbing is mostly rideable.

After Trapper Butte, you descend down to the base of the Pyramids that you'll hit at mile 33. The good news is that there are 3 "Pyramids", but only 1 climb. The bad news is the climb is long and hard. It climbs about 2,000' in 3 miles – so about the same as Crescent Mtn, but you'll be pretty tired by now so it'll feel a lot worse. You'll see a side-trail off to the right at mile 36.6 that takes you to the summit of Middle Pyramid. This trail is optional. The descent from the Pyramids is very technical and rocky. You're going to be tired, so use caution on this descent.

After the descent, you need to do a gradual 350' climb before getting back to the end of the loop where you'll head back up over Crescent Mtn again – the other direction, back to the start.

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Shared By:

Mike Sheppard

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View from the top of Trapper's Butte.
Sep 5, 2019 near McKenzi…, OR

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