E-bikes NOT allowed on Escape from Moscow
Escape from Moscow is the most technically challenging of the 4 trails heading up Horse Ridge. It’s a more direct route to the top than all but Sand Canyon – which we don’t recommend riding up. This mountain bike trail starts out with a fairly gentle climb up the canyon off of Parkway – and soon turns left and heads up the ridge at a feverish pace. The trail is more rocky and technically challenging at this point and stays fairly rocky up to the top.
A mile or so up the ridge the trail intersects Parkway coming in from the left. Stay to the right on Parkway to head up the ridge further.
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Multiple heavy rains and a lack of drainage have decimated parts of this trail. Many unexpected trenches and deep sand spots. The left turn/g-out at the bottom has an 8ft deep trench, trail is basically gone, this is a high speed section so be very careful!
Fantastic semi-flow with some technical. Nothing too dusty yet
Rode it at night tonight at around midnight . Hero dirt . So tacky and fast . Best it’s been in a while
First time down Escape yesterday at about 11:00 AM. Short and fun! The Parkway to Escape loop is serious fun. Could do that a couple times and call it good.
Someone road a horse up the trail on Tuesday. More rutted than normal but still a blast to ride. The tech at the beginning is as good as ever but the flow section near the end is a bit rough. Riding up it is still also fine.
Went out for a lap today to find about 2-3” of snow on the ground and frozen dirt. should be riding good in a few weeks once it warms back up
So so good. This trail is ripping right now!
Trail was riding perfect on Sunday. No ice or snow, just damp sand.
Mix of mud and snow in the protected sections, damp sand in the sunny sections. The rock garden isn’t much fun right now – muddy and snowy.
Great condition! Cattle gone, cow pies off the trails and tread packed down. Should remain good through rains and until the next snow/freeze. Enjoy!
Tread is decent up until you hit the patchy snow line, from there up it is pretty muddy, best avoided. With warm temps, it’s not going to firm up from freezing for the next few days.
Rideable from the intersection with Parkway down. There’s still some good spots of snow, but completely rideable downwards. Up would be a different story.
Can’t get too much further up past the intersection with parkway though.
Mad Max Drive > Parkway > Moscow short loops are doable and fun.
I guess the loop is just parkway > Moscow, but you get it.
Made it 1/2 mile up this before it became a flowing river. Turned around. Not recommended.
So good between rain showers. Compacted sand and grippy rocks. No puddles.
Escape was good today. A couple spots of mud made the uphill trick but doable. Going down was fine. Short sections of slick mud.
The lower trails at Horse Ridge are rideable if it is frozen. I did the escape from Miscow to Sand Canyon and down on Wednesday the 19th and rode 99%. Check the trip check camera at Horse Ridge for temperature and a visual.
Here’s a link to the Horse Ridge Camera.
It looks like ODT is updating how the TripCheck website works, so this link may stop working at some point.