Distance: 685 m
Time: 15 – 25 min
Elevation Gain: 29 m
Elevation Loss: 24 m
Technical Rating: Intermediate
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: March – November
Permit Required: No
Scruffy’s Bypass is primarily used as an up track to access the plethora of trails located off of Econoline in the Mosquito Lake Area. It’s an intermediate trail, with several tricky sections that will push most riders. There are a few ups and downs along this rocky and techy singletrack route. Access to Scruffy’s is via Sphincter Rock or Rock and Roll. You may also get to it using Strawberry Fields. Scruffy’s may be ridden in either direction, but typically is ridden west to east.
The west trailhead for Scruffy’s Bypass begins up a steep slab and is accessed directly from Sphincter Rock. A short up followed by a tricky descent will lead to a techy switchback climb up and onto the undulating singletrack. The trail eventually descends down to the start of Rock and Roll. From there choose to keep climbing up Rock and Roll or ride left (north) down the last section of Strawberry Fields towards Mosquito Lake Road. There are several great ways to incorporate this trail into a fun, yet challenging intermediate loop. My suggestion is to ride Sphincter Rock> Scruffy’s Bypass> Rock and Roll> Econoline> No Err> Lake Loop> Mosquito Lake Trail. The loop ends at the Mosquito Lake parking lot, from where the loop begins. Depending on your fitness level and technical ability, plan 1 – 2 hours for this loop.
TRAILHEAD | N50 20.172 W122 45.177 (WEST)
Access to Scruffy’s Bypass is via Sphincter Rock, Strawberry Fields or Rock and Roll.
N50 20.172 W122 45.177 (west access)
N50 20.052 W122 45.034 (east access)
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