Distance: 2.5 km
Time: 30 min – 1 hr
Elevation Gain: 0 m
Elevation Loss: 454 m
Technical Rating: Expert
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: June – October
Permit Required: No
CLOSED: R.I.P. (killed in the June’13 floods). MMBTS has been awarded $73,000 to hire a full-time trail crew to rebuild this classic trail. Work is expected to start on this trail shortly, and if all goes well, the trail may even open up in dirt form before the end of the season. ~ post updated: September 6, 2014
T-Dub combines technical steeps with plenty of rocks and an abundance of roots for one heck of a descent. Manmade and natural trail features are scattered all the way down the trail. Expect some large drops, massive roll downs and big rocks.
In 2008 a re-route of the gully (Balboa gully) section was completed to enhance the trail sustainability. This option runs along the left side of the hill in a constant but flowy state. To avoid the gully and ride the re-route keep left, after crossing the first meadow. For those looking to experience a bit more gnar and wanting to hit the new jump line at the end of the gully, with the optional “whale tail” TTF, ride right down the gully entrance. The end of the gully meets up again at the entrance to the second meadow. The choice to ride either or, depends on your experience and comfort hitting large TTFs.
T-Dub is a part of the Moose Mountain trail network. Visit the Moose Mountain trail page, for more information on the trails that make this area so much fun to ride.
TRAILHEAD | N50 54.842 W114 46.728
T-Dub begins at the top of Moose Mountain Road. Leave a shuttle retrieval at Ing’s Mine parking area. Drive up Moose Road and park just before the gate. The trailhead is 200 meters past the gate on your left. Right next to the SHAFT trailhead.
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