Author: Deron

Trail Es

Trail Es (Escapula (Scapula)) is a brush-tunnel shortcut that climbs slightly from its junction with the lower (i.e. south) end of Trail RR (Rojo Runout), just west of the junction of Trail RR and WFR (West Frontage Road), over to Trail ED (Espina D (Spine)). It’s a nice way to hook up with Trail ED without having to climb Trail RR.

Trail Parameters
Trail Type: Trail
Trail Tread: Singletrack
IMBA Trail Rating: Blue Square – Difficult
Trail Length (km): 0.38
Trail Total Ascent (m): 17
Trail Total Descent (m): 7
Trail Maximum Elevation (m): 1912
Trail Minimum Elevation (m): 1895
Average Grade (%): 2.7
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Trail WFR

Trail WFR (West Frontage Road) is a doubletrack (though a small section has reduced to singletrack) trail that borders the west side of Road LNR (Libramiento Norte Road) as LNR summits the pass between the Oaxaca de Juarez/San Felipe del Agua valley and the Trinidad de Viguera/Etla valley. At the south and north ends where it ties into Road LNR the tread is a rough dirt road. As it parallels LNR, it climbs steeply on each end so as to reach an elevation about 15 meters higher than LNR. I.e. LNR has a gentler grade as it cross the pass than WFR. The main usefulness of Trail WFR is that is allow access to several trails on the west side of Road LNR near the pass summit (e.g. Trails A, ED, Es, and RR). Trail ZZ (Zig Zag) provides a shortcut between the middle of WFR and LNR below. Handy for crossing from Trail TTT over to the aforementioned trails on the west side of LNR without having to descend on LNR to only re-ascend on WFR.

Trail Parameters
Trail Type: Trail
Trail Tread: Doubletrack
IMBA Trail Rating: Blue Square – Difficult
Trail Length (km): 0.73
Trail Total Ascent (m): 85
Trail Total Descent (m): 0
Trail Maximum Elevation (m): 1918
Trail Minimum Elevation (m): 1832
Average Grade (%): 11.6
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Trail V

Trail V (Vela (Candle)), a member of The Smoking Section collection, runs from an offshot of Trail LLL (Larry’s Lacerated Leg) where it passes under the electrical tower and down to Trail TTT (Toro Toro Toro (Bull Bull Bull). Singletrack all the way, goat-trail tread at the start, turning into a narrow water-cut rut at the bottom. Poor exit/entry onto TTT. If you like twisty, vegetation-shrouded, barely-there singletrack with ruts, some drops, and occasionally vanishing tread, you’ll love this trail and all the other trails that make up The Smoking Section collection.

Trail Parameters
Trail Type: Trail
Trail Tread: Goat Path
IMBA Trail Rating: Blue Square – Difficult
Trail Length (km): 0.47
Trail Total Ascent (m): 0
Trail Total Descent (m): 105
Trail Maximum Elevation (m): 1864
Trail Minimum Elevation (m): 1759
Average Grade (%): -22.5
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OaxacaMTB.org All-Trails Map


Trail UHAR

Trail UHAR (Upper Huayapam Access Road) is a dirt road, probably built for fire access to the forested mountains north of Huayapam, Donaji, and San Felipe del Agua. Very steep and prone to rutting during/after the rainy season. Signs at the top are from the community of San Pablo Etla so there is probably access over to San Pablo Etla via this road. One hell of a long, steep grind up. One hell of a brake roaster down.

Trail Parameters
Trail Type: Trail
Trail Tread: Dirt Road
IMBA Trail Rating: Blue Square – Difficult
Trail Length (km): 10.50
Trail Total Ascent (m): 15
Trail Total Descent (m): 1431
Trail Maximum Elevation (m): 3210
Trail Minimum Elevation (m): 1792
Average Grade (%): -13.4
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Trail TTT

Trail TTT (Toro Toro Toro (Bull Bull Bull)) is the main, off-road arterial for the MTB trails north of Oaxaca de Juarez (i.e. San Felipe del Agua). Referred to by locals as a segment of Las Carnivoras (The Carnivorous). This jeep trail / doubletrack has a wide, contour-following east section; a steep, rutted middle section, and a wide, gently climbing west end.

Trail Parameters
Trail Type: Trail
Trail Tread: Doubletrack
IMBA Trail Rating: Blue Square – Difficult
Trail Length (km): 2.40
Trail Total Ascent (m): 60
Trail Total Descent (m): 195
Trail Maximum Elevation (m): 1870
Trail Minimum Elevation (m): 1734
Average Grade (%): -5.7
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