Richter

Mammoth Mountain

A black diamond run with dueling natures.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
766 m
Ascent
5 m
Descent
63 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
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Description

Richter is mostly a black diamond tech trail that snakes through tight turns in the forest. While many of the runs in the Mammoth Bike Park feature wide-open sightlines and full-speed-ahead terrain, Richter slows the roll with what almost feels like east coast tech riding.

Then in other spots on the trail, Richter transforms into a flow/jump line with tabletops, paver-reinforced berms, and wooden features. It's as if the builders couldn’t quite make up their minds about how they wanted to construct the trail so they just said, “what the heck, let’s put a little bit of everything in there.”

And Richter was the result.

Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz5DIhJFS-M

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

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Roots
  • Tabletops
  • Rock Gardens
  • Wooden Feature

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