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Good climb at the start with awesome downhill at the end!


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5.6

Miles

9.1

KM

95%

Singletrack

5,557' 1,694 m

High

5,017' 1,529 m

Low

807' 246 m

Up

808' 246 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

Trail winds through pine forests, along rock outcrops and pockets of good vista views. The hand-cut trail utilizing elevation changes makes this an interesting fun loop. Some turns are bermed, some jumps and drops, lots of singletrack!

Description

This route starts from the trailhead. Head right after the gate. If you are up for it, ride the skinny. Under the powerline, stay to the right, once in the trees again, skip the first left, then either the next left for a goat trail or bomb down the draw carrying speed up the opposite side. The trail gets very tight and twisty for a bit as the goat trail continues.

The second half of Never Sweat is climbs and flats. Trail is singletrack but wider. Past the junction with Lasso, enjoy the bermed flow section. At the trail sign 22, the junction of Never Sweat Breakneck, Hog Pen, go straight. There is another easy skinny to try. Shortly, you reach the highest point of this route, it's all down hill from here (with some uphills).

Hog Pen is skinny singletrack and in spots out-sloped. It can be slick with pine needles and full of pinecones. At the junction of Hole of Despair (HOD) stay right. This trail is not as tight but still need to pay attention. There are tight turns, tight lines through trees. After passing the rock outcrops, the trail is very tight, watch for loose rock on the trail. When you see the cabin on the right, be ready for a steep uphill climb.

After the hill levels out, the trail continues to be tight. Pick your line well on the steep downhill and bomb into Last Draw. Nice singletrack through the pines continues. Pick your way through the rocks at the end of Last Draw holding as much speed as you safely can and rip out in the field on Calf. Follow this singletrack back to the trailhead and hit the skinny at the trailhead gate. And smile. Wasn't that sweet?

History & Background

The last portion of this route use to be a golf course (in the 1920s), now it is mature pine forest and pasture. If you look, you can see the remnants of the golf course.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jeremy Dedic

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Photos

Walking up Jumbo .2.
Jun 20, 2021 near Newcastle, WY
Looking down on a portion of the trail.
May 15, 2021 near Newcastle, WY
Near the top of Never Sweat. Hand dug singletrack. Also at the junction with Lasso.
May 15, 2021 near Newcastle, WY
Going into the thick trees, hand cut trail HOD
May 15, 2021 near Newcastle, WY
Near the top of The HOD, hand cut trail
May 15, 2021 near Newcastle, WY
Overlook of where the HOD is going to take you. Plus the beautiful Black Hills
May 6, 2021 near Newcastle, WY

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