Distance: 400 m
Time: 10 – 20 min
Elevation Gain: 25 m
Elevation Loss: 92 m

Technical Rating: Expert
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: April – November
Permit Required: No

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This trail is a woodworker’s masterpiece and a test for the experienced technical rider. The technical trail features on Salvation are committing and many require you to air off the woodwork at the end, so it pays to check out each stunt before you ride it. Salvation starts with a long, off-camber, twisting log ride before it rolls into a section that is now closed, but used to have a large, elevated teeter-totter leading onto a fairly narrow log ride that ends in a 6 foot drop to a nice tranny. Though closed, this section has a sign asking riders to respect the builder and use the ride-around until work on the stunt is completed so there’s hope that it will return to its former glory. The crazy wall-ride that you’ll hit next is still open and if you can get your wheels onto the top section you’ve got some serious skill; if you can air safely off this upper section you’re amazing. The next log ride is fairly easy, but feeds into an elevated ride that has a small gap jump on it and then a larger (5 foot) gap jump at the end. To make this last gapper you have to carry some speed down a log with a riding surface about 10″ wide. From here the trail flies under the power lines and lands you on the power lines trail.

There are ride-arounds for some of the stunts on Salvation but this trail is made for expert riders. It isn’t a lot of fun to ride around the features, but if you’re curious it’s worth checking out just to see the effort and skill that went into building this trail; Salvation is a work of art.

TRAILHEAD | N49 20.445 W122 58.394

The trailhead isn’t marked, but it’s a clear fork in Corkscrew with a long, skinny logride as an opening move.  After the short uphill on Corkscrew, keep your eyes to the left.

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