Velociraptor

Mammoth Mountain

Possibly the most brutally-technical run on Mammoth Mountain.

Mountain Biking Extreme

Distance
690 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
216 m
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
21˚
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Description

Velociraptor is an uber-steep, brutally-rocky descent. This “trail” isn’t so much a singletrack as it is an approximate line down a series of cascading rock slabs. Add in a boulder field traverse, multiple-blown out lines from Pro GRT races, and fall line chutes down Mammoth’s classic volcanic dust, and Velociraptor makes a strong argument for being one of the most challenging lines on Mammoth Mountain.

With a bike park so chock-full of brutally-technical riding, Velociraptor claiming the title of one of the most technical trails means average riders must exercise plenty of caution when attempting this line. While most of the drops and features are rollable for slower riders (and huckable for riders moving faster), picking the right line through the maze of gnar is a skill unto itself.

Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcwtO5mpEZc

Difficulty

Extreme

Very steep, difficult, narrow singletrack with widely variable and unpredictable trail conditions. Unavoidable obstacles could be 15in/38cm tall or greater, and unavoidable obstacles with serious consequences are likely to be present. Obstacles could include big rocks, difficult root sections, drops, jumps, sharp switchbacks, and more. Ideal for expert-level riders.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Technical
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack
  • Drops
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens

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