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Strawberry Jack

Intermediate
 3.5 (11)

A fun, fast descent, but careful of the loose surface!


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Map Key

3.4

Miles

5.4

KM

Singletrack

7,946' 2,422 m

High

7,018' 2,139 m

Low

83' 25 m

Up

994' 303 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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Description

The top section between Miller Gulch and Skipper/Homestead is relatively flat, flowy, and fast, and the only section not in a burned forest.

Once you pass the Skipper/Homestead intersection, the descent begins in earnest. It's very old doubletrack, that feels more like singletrack in most sections. It's smooth and fast going down, but like much of Buffalo Creek, the surface is mostly small pebbles that don't provide much confidence on the corners.

Midway down there's a short climb that feels out of character, but it's over quickly. Near the very bottom, there's a sudden ramp down a solid rock face. It's totally rideable, but if you're bombing down fast, it could be a big surprise.

If you're doing a loop around here, going up Buck Gulch and down this trail might be a little better than the reverse direction, but it doesn't matter much. Most of this trail goes through the Hi Meadows fire of 2000.

Contacts

Shared By:

Nick Wilder with improvements by s platte

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 11 votes

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The burn allows you to see for a long way, giving this an eerily peaceful feeling.
Mar 18, 2016 near Pine, CO
Rock, sand and burned sticks.
May 25, 2013 near Pine, CO
The upside to the devastation of big forest fires - expansive views at the top of Strawberry Jack.
May 25, 2013 near Pine, CO
Charlie's Cutoff is very entertaining, with lots of little rock features like this one.
May 25, 2013 near Pine, CO
Sublime, flowy stroll through some downed forest with open views to the west.
Jul 22, 2019 near Pine, CO
The last section of Stawberry Jack flows nicely and moves quickly.
May 25, 2013 near Pine, CO

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May 19, 2019
Brett Boncore
May 12, 2019
Chris Kosto
3.4mi — 20h 00m
Apr 28, 2018
Craig Champlin
Fun way down.
Mar 17, 2018
Noli E
2.5mi
Sep 17, 2017
Grant Bradow
Aug 24, 2016
Kaila Spalinger
Jul 5, 2015
j k ray
Rode middle to Charlie's cut off then back to the middle and down. This is just a connector ride. Middle up was a gradual sandy two track. Down was...
Mar 29, 2014
Alicia Copenhafer
3.1mi