Dragon Scales Loop

A rock slab-filled black diamond descent.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
4.2 km
Ascent
57 m
Descent
57 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
323 m
High Point
376 m
Gradient
Dragon Scales Loop Map

Dragon Scales is a fresh black diamond descent in the Medieval Zone (as of this writing in fall 2021) that gets its name from the slabs of rock used to line the track. These slabs of rock line the track almost entirely from top-to-bottom, making for a rough-and-tumble advanced-level rip down the mountain.

Description

It's not all just chundery gnar, though. Expertly-laid rock slabs create hucks and launches, allowing advanced riders to take to the air, gapping over some of the brutal gnar of endless rock slabs. Most of the hucks lead to good landings, but keep your eyes peeled and scout the features in advance: you might be launching to a rough rock garden!

To get to the top of this trail, a well-built climbing trail has been added next to the road, which switchbacks continuously as it slowly ascends through the grassy meadow. This mellow climb makes it super easy to pedal lap after lap on this fantastic new mountain bike playground!

Difficulty

Severe

Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Features

  • Technical
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens

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