Bootleg Canyon: Snake Back Shuttle

Technical shuttle run that's not quite as brutal as others in the area.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
2.9 km
Ascent
51 m
Descent
297 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
795 m
High Point
1.1 km
Gradient
Bootleg Canyon: Snake Back Shuttle Map

Bootleg Canyon is renowned for rocky, challenging singletrack, regardless of whether you're shredding on a big downhill bike or pedaling a long cross country loop. When it comes to shuttle runs, several trails drop off the top of the mountain, plummeting straight down the front side via gnarly double black diamond trails. On those trails, you'll find gap jumps, massive rock gardens, and all manner of gnar.

Description

This run is one such full-on downhill run. While Snake Back isn't to be trifled with, local riders note that Snake Back isn't quite as technical as other shuttles on this side of the mountain. Notably, G-String , Kevorkian, and Diva are all significantly more technical than Snake Back. If you're slowly working your way up in technical difficulty while riding at Bootleg Canyon, Snake Back is a good stepping stone before progressing to the most insanely technical trails. If you can't ride Snake Back, then it's best to pass on the other trails.

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

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

Features

  • Technical
  • Singletrack
  • Drops
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens

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