Distance: 1.3 km
Time: 10 – 20 min
Elevation Gain: 22 m
Elevation Loss: 67 m
Technical Rating: Intermediate
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: February – November
Permit Required: SORCA trail pass
Tinder is a fantastic connector, providing a fun and flowy link between Fred and Your Mom. Funded and constructed by Dream Wizards, this trail mimics the flow found on the famous Half Nelson all while traversing a large cut block that offers up incredibly picturesque views. Large and wide swooping bermed corners along with several table tops, all rollable, flow downwards, while long winding and switchbacking singletrack takes the rider back up and out the other side. Tinder is a directional trail, meant to be ridden from Fred to Deliverance and ultimately provides direct access to the fantastic descent Your Mom.
The trail Tinder is named after the tinder app which provides a fun way to connect with new and interesting people around you. Fred, connect with Your Mom on Tinder; a running joke Ted and the Dream Wizards crew tossed about while constructing this brilliant link.
Since the introduction of Tinder, looping to the fun and thrilling descent Your Mom now requires less dirt road riding and includes more singletrack to flow. Begin this loop by climbing the Legacy Trail up to the first exit onto to the access road which you will ride straight up (do not turn left or right) until the second fork. Keep right at the second fork and ride until you reach the Ring Creek North FSR T-junction. Take a left onto Ring Creek and climb up to Fred. Enjoy your ride on Fred down to the access road. Turn left onto the access road and look for Tinder trailhead, 120 m down the road easily spotted to your right. Ride Tinder until popping out onto another section of access road. Turn right and climb 100 m to the Deliverance trailhead. Take Deliverance to access Your Mom. Descend Your Mom down to Phil and Cam’s, ending down at the parking lot where you began your ride; located next to the Legacy Trail entrance.
TRAILHEAD | N49 45.251 W123 05.484
Access to Tinder is found 140 m south of Fred. Once you pop out onto the access road from Fred’s trail, turn left and pedal south towards the well-marked trailhead for Tinder.
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