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    Rattlesnake Trail

    Crystal Cove State Park, California
    Distance1.3mi
    Elevation Gain577ft
    Trailhead Elevation834ft
    Top851ft
    Elevation Min/Max568/851ft
    Elevation Start/End834/834ft

    Rattlesnake Trail

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    Guthrie, NC
    Pathfinder | 120 pts
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    4/27/2010
    Great technical ride, in fact, it ened up being a little too much for me. The park is covered with ridge routes. I find the routes quite boring. From the top rattlesnake starts off as single track, some very technical rocky sections, then some ridiculously tight track. The flowers had grown over this track pretty thick. From my experience of riding on the East coast I was not thrilled putting my head down and blazing through thick overgrowth. Besides the bushes grabbing at the handlebars you risk the stalks jamming your front wheel. 300-400 yards of this before the trail opens up and ends. Make sure to run down Mach 1 from this point. Mach 1 was one of the fastest and straightest trails I have ridden. A wind streched smile all the way to the bottom. I rode "I think I can" back to the top. A steep grade however in granny gear was an easy climb back to the top.

    Outside of the ridiculous overgrowth at the 75% point this is an @$!*% puckering route. I'll post some pictures. . .give it a run (or a crash) if you have some time.
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