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Level: Beginner
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: +50/353 ft
Total: 18 riders

Mountain Biking 16 Mile Hatcher Pass

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They put in the trail along the downhill ski route. Be ready on the brakes because the switchbacks are sharp, and you are cruising right along by the time you hit one. I would only attempt this one with dry conditions because of the speed and the actual trail material. There are also a few places where you are riding on rocks they used to shore up the trail. Plenty of jumps and table tops for the daring but the trail goes around them for the rest of us. I would rate this one both intermediate and hard depending on how you ride it.

First added by mr_frosty111 on Jul 7, 2014. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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The trail starts at 16 mi. Hatcher Pass rd., at the ski hill drop off.
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  • DSimmons112

    A trail best ridden when dry, this is a fast paced and very flow oriented trail. The trail start and finish are between the massive switchback going up Hatcher Pass and provides easy shuttling back and forth with considerable elevation gain.

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