North Faulty Trail

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5.8 Miles 9.3 Kilometers


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688' 210 m

Ascent

-1,239' -378 m

Descent

8,103' 2,470 m

High

7,369' 2,246 m

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6%

Avg Grade (4°)

33%

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A very challenging narrow and rocky trail, remote feeling in sections.

Lee Brinckerhoff

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Can be closed for fire danger during summer months, check with the ranger station.
This is a very challenging trail and not for the faint of heart. Just going off the downhill side of the trail in places could have some serious consequences.

The upper end starts out smooth enough but very tight through scrub oak. Things then open up and the rocks start in ernest. You are faced with a tough climb after rolling through a ravine.

A short meadow follows where you need to make a U-turn to stay on the correct trail and then the descending begins. At times rocky, steep, narrow and loose or any combination of those characteristics can apply. Hold onto your handlebars for the ride and try to stay relaxed.

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Feb 14, 2016
Matías Fontenla
Jun 28, 2014
John Geronimo
Rode up and down. Actually preferred up, less walking. 12mi

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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in Albuquerque

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in Albuquerque

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in New Mexico

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I tried turning south at the bottom of the ravine yesterday. This is the most obvious intersection in the trail. Don't go this way! The trail is barely navigable after the first few hundred yards because it's so overgrown. It used to be the Madera Canyon trail, and does eventually end up at the base of the ski hill, but it was not enjoyable at all, and certainly not rideable. Jun 12, 2015


Not an enjoyable ride, at least in its current overgrown, blown out state. Lots of walking just due to overgrown thorn bushes. 7/2/16 Jul 23, 2016


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