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Grubigstein to Blindseetrail Loop

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 5.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Long graded doubletrack climb leads to incredible views and some of the finest natural singletrack in Austria.


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13.0

Miles

21.0

KM

50%

Singletrack

5,715' 1,742 m

High

3,206' 977 m

Low

2,907' 886 m

Up

2,911' 887 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

57%

Max Grade (30°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Features Drops/Jumps

Overview

The climb has incredible views, the trail features a great mix of high speed with good sight lines and multi-line tech. Major photo op opportunities all along the way. Must-ride.

Need to Know

Some sections can be quite exposed.

Description

See Grubigstein to Grubigalm in MTB Project for details on the climb and parking.

This trail has it all. Incredible views, fast flow, rocky tech, natural drops and jumps, a waterfall crossing, and swimming opportunities at the Blindsee. The trail surface is small to mid-size gravel on hardpack with a small root section around the Blindsee (the lake at the bottom), so it can be ridden while wet. Good sight lines allow you to be aggressive, but there are no features that do not have a roll-able line, so trust yourself!

From Lermoos, follow the Grubigstein to Grubigalm until you reach the Grubigalm lift station/hut. From there, the sign to go towards the Blindsee Trail is just slightly uphill and on the left. Once on the Blindsee Trail, prepare for loose gravel on hardpack with rock rolls and moderate chutes. The trail is very well built and can be enjoyed by a confident intermediate.

The trail will come out onto a large doubletrack descent which you'll follow down and find the next section of the trail going left off of it immediately before the paved road. It is the only trail-looking left turn so you can't miss it. Follow that down (this is where you'll find fun multi-line root sections with great loamy flow) to the lake and take whichever way around the lake you want. From the lake parking lot, follow the trail heading northeast which will eventually drop you off on the main road heading to Lermoos.

The Blindseetrail can alternatively be accessed by taking the Grubistein lift, but in my opinion it tastes sweeter if you ride this as a loop!

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Martin V

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I Like Goin' Fast
Oct 14, 2019 near Biberwier, AT
"Hike a bike" section by the waterfalls
Jul 8, 2020 near Biberwier, AT
Views on views on views
Oct 14, 2019 near Biberwier, AT
Rocky chute down to the waterfall
Oct 14, 2019 near Biberwier, AT
Ready to go...down...
Nov 4, 2019 near Lermoos, AT

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