Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
“Phillip's Ridge is to Jackson what Mill Creek is to Teton Valley–a classic must-ride!” writes Chris Daniels on Singletracks.com.
Mountain Bike the Tetons characterizes it as “an instant classic, this cross-country trail has awesome tread variety with fun berms, both long and short switchbacks, flowy buff and rocky challenge.
The downhill seems to go on forever, which allows for numerous opportunities to soak up the view.” Phillip’s Ridge can be ridden in a variety of fashions.
It can be shuttled from Teton Pass for a mostly downhill ride.
Or, opt to pedal up Phillip’s Ridge, and then drop quickly down the Phillip’s Canyon Trail.
Finally, this sweet singletrack is even great as an out-and-back ride.
While it used to be very technical, in recent years trail “maintenance” has made Phillip’s Ridge much more approachable and rideable in certain sections. Sources: https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-trails/your-next-mtb-trip-spending-a-week-in-wydaho/ https://mountainbiketetons.org/region/trails/jackson-hole/teton-pass/phillips-ridge/