July 11, 2010
Upper trailhead starts out kind of rough. Very rocky climb right out of the gate. Rideable, but technically challenging. The good news is that even if you can't make it all the way up, it's only about a 1/4 mile before you reach the top of that first climb.
Then it's mostly downhill for the rest of the 5 mile trail, with maybe a one mile section of terrain where it levels out.
The trail is basically doubletrack with lots of options for picking different lines all the way down. Good mix of berms, rocks, roots, and waterbars to keep things interesting. Watch out for the occasional deep rut or muddy section.
This trail can be as difficult as you want it to be. Take it slow if you want to keep it tame. Let go of the brakes if you want to live on the edge. You can gain a lot of speed on this trail!
Great views along the way and you end up going through a wide variety of terrain. There's also numerous unmarked logging roads shooting off this trail, so there's room to explore as well.
Start at the upper trailhead (in trail description) and head all the way to bottom.
I like making a loop out of this trail as mentioned in the trail description. Russia Canyon is pretty moderate grade all the way back up to Sunspot Highway, so it's a good fireroad climb that's not too demanding.
High Altitude Race Course
Lucas Canyon (t251) MTB Trail
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