Ricochet

Mammoth Mountain

Chunky black diamond tech trail.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
393 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
53 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
2.8 km
Gradient
10˚
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Description

Ricochet is a black diamond tech trail that’s approachable by advanced mountain bikers and upper intermediate riders looking to push their limits. Rocks, roots, and optional drops are the name of the game, with a few low berms helping riders maintain their momentum down the run.

Like usual, the soil itself is classic Mammoth Mountain, consisting of dry, loose, dirt and sand between rough volcanic rocks. Much of this trail lies beneath a tall canopy of pine trees, which helps provide a little shelter to the soil… but it’s still quite dry.

Sourcdes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxtbD1wEULU

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.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

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
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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