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Sandy Ridge Trail

Project Number: 
BLMT11_01

Just what is a Flow Trail?  IMBA’s Jill Van Winkle thinks of it as “having a rhythm and tempo.  It doesn't have to be smooth and easy as long as it's consistent.”

Value: 
$200K - $500K
Dates: 
Saturday, January 1, 2011 - Saturday, December 31, 2011
Federal Partners: 
Bureau of Land Management
Region: 
Pacific
Project Type: 
Construction | Featured
Location Type: 
Backcountry
Trail Type: 
Flow Trail
Location: 

Sandy, OR US
45.399414, -122.261009

Rock Lake

Length: 
27
Units: 
m

Hurricane Cliffs

Pronounced “Her-ah-kun” by the locals, this trail system sits at the edge of the Colorado Plateau and the Great Basin. Grand mesas, vertical rock formations, and deep canyons combine with extinct volcanoes and vast rolling arroyos, bringing together a taste of all that southwest Utah’s Color Country has to offer. The Hurricane Cliffs Trail Network strings together a 21-mile loop, formed by four segments: the Hurricane Rim, JEM, Gould and Gould Rim trails.
 

Length: 
21
Units: 
m

Fresno-Sauceda Loop

A huge day in the saddle and super challenging,” says IMBA board member and Mountain Bike Hall of fame inductee Hill Abell. “Even the mostaccomplished 4-wheeler would have second thoughts about traversing the rugged double track segments, and you’ll witness incredible geography throughout the ride.”
 

Length: 
70
Units: 
m

The Womble Epic

Montgomery County, Arkansas

Consider a 39-mile singletrack that rolls east-west along an Arkansas mountain ridge, following the course of the Ouachita River. The trail begins at one lake (North Fork) and ends at another (Ouachita). It passes through the thick hardwoods and dark pines of the Ouachita National Forest, opening occasionally to spectacular bluffs above the river. This is rolling terrain - ranging between 1,000 and 1,600 feet in elevation - but it all adds up. How do six hours of riding and 6,000 feet of climbing sound?

Length: 
33
Units: 
m

Tahoe Rim Trail Epic: Tahoe Meadows to Spooner Summit

Lake Tahoe, NV

When John Fremont stumbled upon Lake Tahoe in 1844, he was searching for a mythical river. What he found was even better. The azure lake is home to spectacular scenery and fantastic riding, courtesy of the Tahoe Rim Trail.

The Rim Trail climbs high above alpine lakes, through thick conifer stands and across steep, flower-strewn slopes. This segment is celebrated for magnificent views, stretching across Lake Tahoe and the high Sierra and past the jagged ranges of the Great Basin. The terrain is variable, with rocks, switchbacks and plenty of climbing.

Length: 
28
Units: 
m

South Yuba Epic

Nevada City, California

Looking for the ultimate singletrack adventure? Then the South Yuba Epic has your name all over it. Located about 20 miles north of Nevada City on the far west side of the Sierra Nevada range, the South Yuba is more than 35 miles of mountain bike bliss. A highlight of this ride is the nearly 17-mile stretch of singletrack along the South Yuba River.

Although you'll be hard pressed to find a rock or root on this trail, don't be fooled into thinking this is an easy jaunt. The tight singletrack and numerous short, steep climbs will test you.

Length: 
34
Units: 
m

Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area

Seneca, WV

Straddling the north fork of the Potomac River's south branch, the Monongahela National Forest's Spruce Knob Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area offers two rides that feature the very best wild and wonderful West Virginia has to offer.

Length: 
50
Units: 
m

The Southern Traverse

Length: 
36
Units: 
m

Roth Rock Ride

Length: 
30
Units: 
m
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