Ponderosa Loop

3.00 out of 5
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↑ 300 ft
↓ 400 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
This loop at the top of Heil Valley Ranch is similar to the other nearby trails—rocky, but fun, with good views. This might be the rockiest part of Heil Valley. There's an amazing overlook area, though, that makes it all worth it. Stop there and check out the view!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (5 total check-ins)
  Gary Schomberger   on Sep 4, 2019
  trailwerks   on Apr 8, 2018
  Paul Mourer   on Mar 3, 2017
  stacilynn   on Aug 10, 2013
  stacilynn   on Aug 30, 2012
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Reviews (2)


October 4, 2012
alskoj Gnarly  
Review: I rode this loop after riding up the Wapiti “connector” trail. I captured GPS for this specific loop to submit to the site. The overlook is nice. You can see Hall Ranch. The trail is pretty rocky – even rockier than the other parts of the trail system. But it wasn’t that long (2.64 miles according the GPS) so if you’re from the local area and haven’t rode it then give it a shot just to check it off of your list. If you’re visiting from out of town then try this trail system (Heil Ranch) from the Picture Rock trailhead on the north side. If after you pass the silo and you think its too rocky then you can turn around and head back to the TH. Picture Rock TH to the Silo is a 5 star ride IMO but the rest of the trail system isn't as enjoyable (except for descending Wapiti which has some epic singletrack thanks to local trail maintainers). 49/Trek Superfly FS*

* Review edited 10/4/2012

Similar Trail: Hall Ranch Lion Gulch Coulson Gulch


August 29, 2012
dralbright Gramcounter  
Review: While it's not as exciting as Wapiti or Picture Rock, this is a good trail for getting your workout in. If the ascent isn't enough for you, a spin around this loop will get your heart pumping, and it gives you a bit of a break before going back down. Be prepared to be jostled around by rocks.

Ponderosa Loop MTB Trail 3.00 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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