King Of The Mountain

4.00 out of 5
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↑ 6,000 ft
↓ 5,200 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Ned Overend set the course record with a time of 49 min. Be prepared to climb you A off for 8.2 miles but, you shall be rewarded with a sweet decent. Make sure you stay left on the decent unless you know the area. If you ride this trail on a weekday bring a cell phone and tools...Climb on
added by Guest September 10, 2003
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (8 total check-ins)
  jkldouglas   on Aug 30, 2014
  Michael Paul   on Aug 30, 2014
  jkldouglas   on Aug 10, 2014
  jkldouglas   on Jul 18, 2014
  jivey25   on Jun 21, 2014
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Reviews (6)

October 1, 2014
Review: Boring uphill, boring downhill. Unless you love switchbacks, then it'd be amazing.

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October 22, 2013
Review: This route is definitely a slog. Traverse/switchback/traverse/switchback and repeat ad infinitum, with a few quick rocky, technical bits thrown in. The downhill is also just a series of curve/cross/curve/cross without much variety, but you won't have to pedal for miles and some of the curves are nicely banked.

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October 1, 2014
Review: This guy nailed it.

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September 12, 2010
Review: Great trail with nice views. A bit rocky in places but you learn to anticipate those areas. I started mountain biking in 2010 because I needed a good workout to supplement running. This trail is not for people that are out of shape, mountain biker or not.

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September 7, 2009
Review: 8 miles? if you take the ski lift up and bomb down. the whole ride up and down is 15 miles. a pain to go up with many switchbacks, but the ride down is sweet. lots of erosion from the rain, the ruts have invaded the singeltrack so be careful.

* Review edited 9/7/2009

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October 12, 2006
Review: Pretty trail, though it's getting washed out due to recent rains. Should have remembered to bring snow chains for my bike! Dress warm, plan a whole day for an ascent and descent.

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June 21, 2004
Review: This is, indeed, a terrific trail. It is beautiful country and the trail is technical enough to make anyone happy. A couple of corrections and clarifications about the directions to the trail, though. I-40 runs east/west so from Albuquerque one needs to take I-40 EAST not north. Also, the thirteen miles to the ski area the author refers to is really more like 12 and is actually measured from the exit from I-40 and not from the turn off to the Sandia crest as the context would suggest. I hope you all find and enjoy this trail.

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King Of The Mountain MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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