Picture Rock

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5.1 Miles 8.1 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,000' 305 m

Ascent

-21' -6 m

Descent

6,382' 1,945 m

High

5,402' 1,647 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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11 days agoUpdate

A newer, professionally buit section of trail linking Heil Ranch with Lyons and Hall Ranch.

Michael Ahnemann

Description

This newer section of trail was built to connect Heil Ranch down to Lyons, making it possible to link Heil Ranch and Hall Ranch together. With this trail, it's now possible to start a ride in Lyons and make it up to Heil Ranch, where Heil was previously only rideable from the trailhead off Lefthand Canyon.

The trail was designed and built by professional trail builders, with a goal of making a sustainable trail that would entertain advanced riders, but still be rideable by most. The upper section of trail is quite rocky, just like the rest of Heil ranch, and it can take quite a bit of energy to ride in either direction.

This trail can be used in many ways. You can start a ride in Lyons and ride up to Heil, you can ride out and back from the Wilder Turkey trail at Heil. Or you can use it to link Heil with Hall, making for a pretty epic ride.

Descending from the connection with the Wild Turkey trail at Heil, be prepared for about 2.5 miles of constant small rocks, with some larger obstacles thrown in. Some beginner riders may have a hard time with this section.

About halfway down, you'll reach an old grain silo at the side of the trail, and the riding becomes smoother and generally easier from here. For advanced riders, the remaining section down to Lyons is flowy, fast, and very fun.

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Nov 17, 2016
Evan Kelly
Nov 16, 2016
Paul Billings
Nov 12, 2016
Cara Hubbell
Picture Rock > Wild Turkey > Ponderosa > Wild Turkey > Picture Rock With Zac, James, and Josh 15mi — 3h 00m
Nov 8, 2016
JW Show
Picture Rock > Wild Turkey > Ponderosa > Wild Turkey > Picture Rock 15mi
Oct 11, 2016
Raúl Gross
Oct 9, 2016
Paul Billings
Sep 27, 2016
Denise Miller
Beautifully built trail. Riding up it is glorious.
Sep 22, 2016
Raúl Gross
Almost ran over an owl. Birds like to sit on the trail.

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  4.3 from 47 votes

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#38

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Conditions


Minor Issues 11 days ago
Some Mud: Mostly dry up to the first bridge. Pretty muddy in spots past that point.
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first ride on picture rock today. great trail, great terrain, congrats to the trail crew that designed and built this. mission accomplished! Sep 12, 2015


Wow, kudos to those who participated in the construction of this trail! Mar 6, 2016


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