Sinns Bar Lollipop

Short but steep ride on Sinns Bar.

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
6.8 km
Ascent
255 m
Descent
255 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
605 m
High Point
762 m
Gradient
Sinns Bar Lollipop Map

For a short ride near Applegate Lake with a fun downhill, head toward Sinns Bar.

Description

The ride as mapped begins from the classic Applegate Lake Trailhead and follows the Applegate Lake Trail to the junction with Sinns Bar. From there, it's time to climb! Sinns Bar provides a short, steep, but attainable climb to the top of a small mountain above the lake. The trail is nontechnical and should be climbable, fitness depending.

Once on top, you have a few different options for dropping back down to the lake. The route mapped here descends the Calsh Trail, which offers a fast, flowy rip down beautiful singletrack, heading back towards the Applegate Lake Trailhead.

For an alternative (and easier) climb, consider pedaling up the pavement on Road 1075. Once at the upper trailhead, you can choose any number of descent options, including Calsh, Sinns Bar, and the Osprey trail.

Difficulty

Moderate

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

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

Features

  • Flow
  • Singletrack

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