Length: 37 mi (59.5 km)
Elevation: +725/818 ft
Total: 1 riders
Mountain Biking Khonkhor Hills South
#6 of 76 mountain bike trails in Mongolia
#661 in the world
This is a network of trails on the far SE end of the Bogd Uul range. There are around 40 miles of trail here in an area of about 75 sq km (29 sq mi, 18,700 acres, 8500 hectares). Most all of it is on the north side of the mountain, and much of it forested with rock outcrops scattered throughout. Very beautiful. There is more trail on the south side of the mountain, but I am limiting this description to the north side only. The southern trails are much more barren for the most part. If you added in the south side of the mountain, the mileage would increase substantially.
I have only ridden a small portion of the trails here thus far, but what I have ridden is REALLY nice. The climbs are very nice -- long but not too steep with some challenging spots and hike-a-bike sections here and there. The DHs are a great mix of slow tech, fast tech and all out rippin' fast. There is a good mix of singletrack and double track. The double track is not double wide, but two narrow singletrack side by side. Most of the trails were formed by vehicles, but receive so little use that the track often reduces to narrow singletrack. The surface is a mix of hardback, organic dirt and grass/needle. Five stars so far for the riding, scenery and pristine nature.
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
From the east gate of Ulaanbaatar (Bayan Zurkh Tovchoo, drive 11km and take a right (south) into the small community of Khonkhor. Follow the road southwest out of Khonkhor (rough dirt road) towards the mountain. The "hills" are directly in front of you as you drive. After about 3 km, the hills are near to the road on your left and you can start a ride pretty much any where.
If you continue to drive, the road dead ends into a couple of camps at about 6 km. From this curve/turnaround point at the end of the road, I like to double back (east) about 600m to a clearly defined two track that dives off the main road. Drop down on this two track and park in a stand of larch trees maybe 75m south of the road. From here, you can ride your bike south across the little creek, and start heading south up the mountain. You will see the two track heading up the mountain.
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