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black North Faulty Trail

Trail

5.8 mile 9.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 688' 210 m
Descent: -1,239' -378 m
High: 8,103' 2,470 m
Low: 7,369' 2,246 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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

LeeAB Brinckerhoff

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

Can be closed for fire danger during summer months, check with the ranger station.

Description

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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May 11, 2018
Noli E
7.8mi
Feb 14, 2016
Matías Fontenla
Jun 28, 2014
John Geronimo
Rode up and down. Actually preferred up, less walking. 12mi

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  3.8 from 8 votes

#4

in Sandia Park

#7309

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#4

in Sandia Park

#163

in New Mexico

#7,309

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