King Of The Mountain

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4.40 out of 5
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added by Guest on September 10, 2003
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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
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John Fisch on October 22, 2013
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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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mdgeddie on September 12, 2010
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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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omaha on September 7, 2009
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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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caleb on October 12, 2006
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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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PGreydanus on June 21, 2004
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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 4.40 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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