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Rocky Ridge

Average Rating:    (4.14 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 22

rocky ridge is a technical trail that paralels the Mt. Elden fire road, it will spit you out at the top of the lower oldham trail, and is much more fun than the road.
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Latitude
35.2408523788917
Longitude
-111.66109085083008
Trail Directions
Head out of Flagstaff as if going to Snow bowl. Take the Schultz creek road like you're going to Mt. Elden.
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Flagstaff
   


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Review Date
June 18, 2005

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Titan Go King ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Rocky Ridge 2005; What was once (circa 2002) a worn out, rutted, boulder filled, brush covered trials course has been miraculously transformed into three miles of smiles or more accurately, "The People's Ridge" The trail had degraded to the point where even local pro riders chose to ride Elden Lookout Road to avoid it. Maybe 200 riders a summers stumbled through it before the restoration work and now usage is up to several thousand a summer. People of all abilities ride Rocky Ridge in both directions, down to and up from Schultz Creek Trail. Even the people who had complained about the restoration of Rocky Ridge now ride it regularly and really enjoy it. If you miss breaking your pedals and walking your bike a lot, keep an eye out for an upcoming review of "Forces of Nature Trail" aka "Son of Rocky Ridge" It's at least as difficult as the old Rocky Ridge and easy to access and leads to other great and challenging east-side trails.

Recommended Route:
Start at Buffalo Park and ride up Lower Oldham to Elden Lookout Road. Cross the road and begin the three mile ride down Rocky Ridge to Schultz Creek Trail. Head up Schultz and try our the Fort Valley Trail system, then return and ride up Rocky Ridge, but only two miles to the fist junction, where you can cross Elden Lookout Road and ride the Jump Trail back to Buffalo Park.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pipeline Trails #1, #2, and #3 (all above the actual pipeline), Forces of Nature, Christmas Tree, Sandy Seep, AZ Trail -Equestrian bypass to Cosnino.



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Review Date
June 28, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: ynotgobig ,  Downhiller

Summary:
i made the mistake of taking my downhill bike up the trail from the parking lot. this trail if great for someone with maybe a lighter bike. the first half of the trail is a very good ascend but the highlight of the trail(at least for me on the 40 pound rig)was the fast descend at the end. this trail is great for the seasoned pro or someone just starting out.

Recommended Route:
dont really know. i rode there from my friends house.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
national in phoenix, papago park, dual slalom course in mid flagstaff



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Review Date
October 22, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: C ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Starting from the parking lot where schultz creek trail and rocky ridge trail converge is a great spot. I recommend riding the rocky ridge up (which mnost folk don't), and then hooking up wit the brook bank for a nice two mile r so climb. it's very satisfying, and the downhill ride on the schultz pass trail is a blast!! they should call it the "Hippie Roller Coaster"!

Recommended Route:
Whichever one rocks your world



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Review Date
October 18, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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2.33 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Matt ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
What was once the standard setter, the best technical challenge in Flag, has now been paved over and ruined as far as I'm concerned. With so many miles of buff nontechnical singletrack on Mt Elden, why they had to touch this one remains baffling and extremely frustrating. For their next project may I suggest putting chair lifts on the slick rock trail or perhaps getting rid of all those nasty trees, they only get in the way.

Recommended Route:
To your nearest trail advocacy organization to stop this stupidity.



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Review Date
October 6, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Sharon Lewis ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail was great. It has recently been cleared of rocks, however there were still a few sections that were rock gardens. The altitude is a killer. We road up the trail and then turned around at the second crossing of the fire road, then road the trail back down. This area is one of my favorites to ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Schultz Pass, Rainbow Rim at the N. Grand Caynon



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