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Dark Mountain

 4.3 (22)

6.5 Miles 10.4 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

578' 176 m

Ascent

-579' -177 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

1,236' 377 m

High

1,045' 318 m

Low

Shared By Paul Stahlschmidt

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A bit of everything at Dark Mountain, the first of the mountain bike trails at Kerr Scott.

Paul Stahlschmidt

Dogs Leashed

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Overview

Dark Mountain is the oldest of all the trail systems at the lake, and was designated a National Recreation Trail in 2005.

Description

There are several numbered and named small loops at Dark Mountain, all intersecting with the 2-track Core Trail which goes through the whole system. Follow the BLUE arrows for the all-encompassing route (mapped here on this featured ride), including the The Snake (#2) and Lake Loop (#5) trails that each contain a solid climb and descent.

From the trailhead, the climb up the Entrance Trail (#1) takes you through the first-built trails at the lake. After about a mile, you'll get through a very rooty section and begin a descent that winds down The Snake (#2) to another section of Fish Dam Creek waterway. Enjoy it, because as soon as you see the stream, you'll be begin a sustained 1-mile climb out.

Follow the Crossover Trail (#3), Dogtown (#4), and sections of the Core Trail to to get to the Lake Loop (#5) after about 3-4 miles in, where the ride begins the 200 foot newly rebuilt descent. A fantastic finale awaits after the climb back to the top of Dark Mountain, the exit trail. This section has hosted Downhill and Super-D events, and contains optional lines with big banked turns and jumps.

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Apr 6, 2018
David Amann
5mi
Mar 5, 2018
Alex Waterworth
Trails are in great shape. 8mi — 1h 35m
Feb 24, 2018
V Saint
6.4mi
Sep 3, 2017
John Metcalf
Sep 3, 2017
Pete Libby
Had a fun time, some of the uphills were a bit much for the 8yr old. New downhill section marked number 5 on map is very fun! 5.2mi
Apr 9, 2017
Josh McKay
Apr 1, 2017
Jeff Richards
5.6mi
Feb 18, 2017
Alex Waterworth
5.6mi — 1h 05m

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  4.3 from 22 votes

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Love the Kerr Scott trails. Love Dark Mountain and it's rugged trail tread in opposition to WC and OCT/Berry Mtn loops. I would however like to suggest that the lower jumps on the downhill run on Dark Mountain be given some maintenance. Shape up the jump, remove the logs and have a proper transition? Such a fun downhill!!! Mar 27, 2016

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