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Upper Oldham

Average Rating:    (3.89 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

Steep loose descent with tight switchbacks opening up to blazing run through the forest...
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Latitude
35.252965771121424
Longitude
-111.60332679748535
Trail Directions
Fr Flagstaff: Hi 180 to Schultz Pass Rd, stay right to follow Elden Lookout Rd ~7 mi to easy to miss trailhead on right.(100 yards before Sunset)
Trail Length
2.5 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Flagstaff
   


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Review Date
August 15, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: luv2hmr ,  Cross Country Rider , from arlington, tx usa

Summary:
fun trail with some great scenery! we did this trail in august with day time highs in the sedona area at over 100 the san francisco mnts were a refreshing 75! 2.5 mile climb from buffalo park to the start of rocky ridge and then a fun 3+ miles coming down rocky ridge and back to buffalo park. watch out for the mud at the start/end of this trail if it rains. it is thick black mud that is very hard to get off and impossible to ride in. try to be off the trail by 1pm in july and aug as i rains/lightning almost every afternoon

Recommended Route:
park buffalo park, take oldham to rock ridge and back to buffalo park.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
little bear, sunset, little narely, schlutz creek



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Review Date
March 27, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: jack woodhead , from manchester

Summary:
brilliant fast descents mingled in with tough hills to climb overall an exhillerating ride through the forest

Recommended Route:
Arizona

Other recommended trails in the same area:
casstleshaw,saddleworth round route



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Review Date
November 24, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Benjiiaaoowough , from Flag

Summary:
I use upper oldham as a way to get to the top of mount elden. If you don't like dealing with the traffic and the people getting rides to the top with their bikes on the forest road then stay off it! Upper oldham is a shorter distance to the top than the road, because it climbs steeper. It is fairly technical and rough with an awful camber to the trail on the decomposed granite switchbacks. But riding up this trail will definitly increase your skills(especially with snow on the ground). It can be fun to ride down, but I like going down sunset more. Basically I use this trail to not get dusted out by the cars, because you almost always see idiots/crackheads/cowmolesters blasting up and down the road and around blind corners in their trucks.

Recommended Route:
Ride up all the Oldhams from Buffalo Park. Then take sunset down, little bear down, little elden up, schultz creek down, rocky ridge over, and back down lower oldham to buffalo park.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Most Mount Elden trails are great.



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Review Date
November 9, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Code , from Flagstaff

Summary:
Great trail. Technical and fast, though a bit short.

Recommended Route:
Down.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Schultz, Little Bear, and most every other trail in the area.



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Review Date
February 24, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: john mchenry , from flagstaff

Summary:
i had to review this trail when i saw its low rating. any trail with 1000+ feet of descent cannot have a sub-3.0 rating. yeah, its not the premiere single track in the area, and its loose it sections, but still a good option. i wouldn't ride this trail everyday, but sometimes it makes a good option. its the quickest trail from top to bottom on elden. link with middle oldham and lower oldham complex to get back to buffalo park. this trail is steep and rocky up top and fast and furious toward the bottom. hold on. its not the most buff singletrack on elden, but if you're in the mood for some baby head style rocks and some furious speeds check out upper oldham.

Recommended Route:
down from top of elden lookout road. there are signs.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
all of the elden complex rules



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