Distance: 275 m
Time: 2 – 5 min
Elevation Gain: 0 m
Elevation Loss: 55 m

Technical Rating: Advanced
Physical Rating: East
Season: March – November
Permit Required: No

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SlingShot is a short, yet sweet singletrack descent accessed via the Rock and Roll trail. It’s located in the Mosquito Lake Area, but is rarely ridden because it doesn’t loop well with any of the other trails. Having said that, this trail is worth a look as it’s a fun and flowy advanced run, which takes the rider down to the Mosquito Lake Road. From there you can pedal along the road for a short distance to connect with other trails in the area. The ride begins with a short section of overgrown trail that quickly opens up and spits you out onto the first of several rocky and slaby bits. Shortly thereafter the trail drops down a very steep fall line that will have you clenching your cheeks and sitting way back behind your seat. Hang on as you pick up speed and descend towards the road. Enjoy this rip early spring or late fall when other trails are covered in snow or starting to thaw.

TRAILHEAD | N50 20.010 W122 44.941

Access to the trail is found directly off of Rock and Roll, nearing the west end of the trail. Look for the trailhead (not marked) just after the steep section down Rock and Roll; when ridden west. The steep section, which is where a switchback climb to bypass this section has been built, is followed by a rock roll. Just after the rock roll you’ll notice a faint trail heading into the bushes to your right. This is SlingShot.

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