Length: 33 mi (53.1 km)
Surface: 4x4 Trail
Elevation: +286/382 ft
Total: 1 riders
Mountain Biking Khargana Gol
#15 of 76 mountain bike trails in Mongolia
#1326 in the world
For the relatively short ride in lower portion of Khargana Gol, start on the two track climb east up the pass from the main paved road (see directions). This is a nice XC workout, and then once you summit the pass, the fun factor escalates as you descend into Khargana Gol valley. The scenic beauty increases too. Khargana Gol is a charming little mountain stream with beautiful forested mountain slopes filling one's line of site in every direction.
There is a two track trail that runs up and down the valley (north and south). Also watch for side trails climbing up the slopes on either side. There is over 30 miles of main trail in the valley, and I have no idea how many more miles of side trails.
Before you go
- No Drinking water
- No E-bikes permitted
- No Fat biking allowed in winter
- No Fee required
- No Lift service
- No Night riding allowed
- No Pump track
- No Restrooms
Direction for the lower and shorter ride: Start from the little village of "Unit" (pronounced "Unt") in Bulgan Aimag. It is about 88 km NW from the north end of Bulgan City and 35 km before the Selenge River. From Unit drive about 15km north towards the river on the main road. Here you will see a dirt two track heading east over a small pass. This two track is the trail, and it accesses the lower end of Khargana Gol (gol is creek or stream in Mongolian).
Directions for the full Khargana Gol ride (53 km top to bottom): From the north end of Bulgan city drive 46 km to the top of a distinct pass. You are still 42 km before Unit ("Unt"). Unload your bikes here. Ride down the west side of the pass 1.3 km to the first turn to the left (to the south). On this turn get off the pavement by going straight (west) onto the little dirt road. Go 3.3 km WNW to the top of a small hill. This location is marked on the directions map of the Khargana Gol main page. From here, turn right and head NNE up the slope and into the forest. You will climb about 250 feet (75m) in a little over 1 km to reach another top. This is the top and beginning of the Khargana Gol watershed. Follow the little trail NW down the other side and into Khargana Gol.
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