Magic Forest -> Old 9 Line -> Mane Lane

Vail

A gnarly old school DH descent dropping straight down the mountain

Mountain Biking Extreme

Distance
3.9 km
Ascent
1 m
Descent
565 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
3.1 km
Gradient
12˚
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Magic Forest -> Old 9 Line -> Mane Lane Map

Description

Riding Magic Forest to Old 9 Line to Mane Lane comprises the gnarliest, most technical descent down the mountain. Old 9 Line is rated double black by the resort, which means it is not to be trifled with!

According to Vail, Magic Forest offers several drop offs and technical features. Once you get to Old 9 Line, the trail becomes "extremely steep and technical with numerous drops and features."

Mane Lane isn't much easier, with more challenging tech coupled with a few banked turns.

Most of the drops here feature built-up logs embedded in the trail and while many can be rolled, that's not possible for all of them. Alternate lines in a couple places lead to massive 6-8-foot cliff drops--scout the features before you hit them!

Source: https://www.vail.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/summer-activities/mountain-biking.aspx

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

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Technical
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Drops
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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