Northstar Bike Park

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↑ 2,400 ft
↓ 5,900 ft
7,899
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About this trail
Two chair lifts in operation. Bike and gear rentals. Everything from easy fireroads to world cup downhills with big nasty rock gardens and drops . latter and log ride. tables berms. Bring your big bike and your armor!!!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Are there uphill trails to ride also or is the park strictly chairlift to downhill? -john_p_i

A: All trails open to bikes for free if you pedal up. They have a xc race course there

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Q: Are 160mm, Fox 36/Float X, 27.5 Plus ebikes allowed? -Cliff Haggerty

A: No e-bikes, but other than that it doesn't matter what your setup is (at any place most of the time too)..

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Trailblazer


July 6, 2017
 
Review: This was my first time riding at the Northstar bike park. I had high expectations since I rode their "sister" bike park at Keystone last year. Overall, I had a great day! After the crazy CA winter, many of the trails are still in maintenance - hopefully "coming soon". There was still plenty to ride, and a good day in the sun. The one oddity of Northstar is the trail rating system. From what I can tell, "black" means there are jump lines (but the trails are usually very smooth/flowy). "Blue" means few or limited jumps, but the trails tend to be more narrow, and have more rocks/roots. "Green" is (generally) a fireroad. "Double-black" has some very technical jumps/drops. The terrain in NorCal gets dusty - to the point that they periodically close the trails to water them down. This seems to be for 10-20min and there are usually other choices.

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Granny Gear

July 28, 2016
Jnat1998 Granny Gear  
 
Review: I go to Northstar a couple of times every summer for the last 4 years. Always a blast!!!! I can get some double diamond runs in and my kids love riding the fire roads and easy rider trails. It's got something for every skill level and is a great place if your new to lift riding. I would also recommend lessons for the kids. The instructors are great and my kids confidence is always sky high after.

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Gramcounter


May 19, 2016
Corvo Gramcounter  
 
Review: Rode this park in Aug of 2000. Brought my shoes and pedals and tore this place up. Glad to see that it's still the baum.

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February 14, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Along with two of my friends, I was the first rider on Northstar when it opened. On our second trip there the same summer we were on the chair when a thunderstorm came over the top of the mountain. What was a 20 minute cruise down the mountain became an hour long slog down nearly formed creeks and piles of hail. What an adventure!

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Bunny Hop

July 6, 2015
asparks65 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I took my XC bike on my trip to Cali and rode here. It was free as I didn't get a lift ticket. Lots of climbing but every bit worth it for the rides back down. Trail map is a must and you need to watch for the gravity riders hauling ass coming down the trails if youre climbing the singletrack off the gravel roads.

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Singletrack

September 22, 2014
gar29 Singletrack  
 
Review: Rode Northstar on 9/20/2015. The trails are in great shape for late in the season. It was extremely dusty. Some of the double diamonds are irrigated to keep the dust down, which is a big plus! Plenty of jumps, tabletops and stunts to play on.

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Granny Gear

June 21, 2014
aralston Granny Gear  
 
Review: Beginner to Advanced DH riding is fun for all ages. Ability to shuttle to the top of the trail via chair lift is a huge plus.

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Granny Gear

July 3, 2013
Rprosser26 Granny Gear  
 
Review: I really enjoy Northstar, I have ridden it numerous times and always have a great time. This last time we rented a bike and I was a little annoyed that they include the cost of body armor in the cost of the rental, I own my own body armor and this needlessly drives up the cost for me. Nonetheless, it was a great ride. We went 6/21 about a week after it opened. The place was a ghost town and all the trails were in pretty good shape. Northstar is super dry so if youre coming expecting whistler conditions you will be disappointed. This place is in the high desert and does a great job with what theyve got to work with, but it is very dry and some of the berms can be "silty". I still love it though.

Similar Trail: Big Mountain Montana

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Singletrack

June 9, 2013
gar29 Singletrack  
 
Review: Rode on 6/8/13, about 1/2 the trails were open. Rest of the mountain is supposed to open on 6/14. The new trail Sawmill was awesome! Fun berms and features!

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Singletrack

May 7, 2013
gar29 Singletrack  
 
Review: Park opens for the summer on June 7!

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Northstar Bike Park MTB Trail 4.79 out of 5 based on 28 ratings. 28 user reviews.
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