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Upper Mrazek Trail

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Report (Date)
Length
5.75 mi
Elevation
1480'
Rating
Forecast

Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Trail Reports

  • Kurt S May 16, 2018 at 5:46 pmAll clear now!!!
  • Jon Conway May 14, 2018 at 7:41 pmRiding great up until a mile or two from the Farewell junction where there are a dozen + tree's down across the trail. All of them are less than 18" i'd say. All the snow is gone though! Woohoo!
  • Ryan Pedersen May 13, 2018 at 9:45 amThis is second hand info but yesterday I came upon a rider on Southfork that claimed it was all clear to the top. Forgot to ask him about deadfall but theoretically it's possible to reach it.
  • Rod Bien April 20, 2018 at 10:51 amDid a run from Skyliners TH -4601-connected to Mrazek to the towers, and down 4601. Mrazek is in great condition until it kicks up under the ridge (I'm sure you all know where there is that sharp left hand turn) about 1/2 mile below 4601. From that point on, there are several feet of snow and then 4601 is very sloppy mud as I headed back to the towers. I could run it but you'd definitely have to hike-a-bike the last 1/2 mile to the junction (snow). I'm heading out to check out Farewell today....
  • Eric Kutter December 19, 2017 at 2:10 pmGreat conditions until a bit past the lookout. Then a mix of hard packed snow and clear ice requiring some hike-a-bike. All will change tonight though if we get the forecasted snow.
  • Brian Coop December 5, 2017 at 7:07 pmRode from 4601 up to Farewell. It's great down low, then about a half mile from the view point the good fluffy snow is interspersed with choppy post holes in the old snow underneath. After the view point the post holed sections get longer and less rideable.
  • Natalie Herse December 3, 2017 at 8:34 pm1-3” fluffy snow over frozen dirt. Fabulous on the fatbike.
 

Trail Description

The Mrazek Trail is maintained by Phil Meglasson (the Phil of Phil’s trail) and is not maintained by COTA. You can expect lots of twists and turns, tight corners and Phil’s unique flavor of trail design along the way.

The trail begins at the West end of Shevlin Park and heads up the ridge in a fairly moderate grade all the way to the intersection with Metolious Windigo trail. You can also access the top of Farewell near the top of Mrazek. There is a section of Mrazek near the bottom which was burned in the Two-Bulls fire in 2014 — riding through the burn area is interesting as the fire charred the landscape beyond recognition and opened up some decent views.

Mrazek is also accessed from Phil’s area by taking the BS logging road off of the Skyliners Rd/MTB trail intersection to the North where you will find an unmarked trail dubbed “Kratsch’s Crossing” on Strava. This leads you through the woods to the BS logging road further on, and after heading down and back up this road you will see a trail heading out to Mrazek near the top of Shevlin Park.

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Trail Reports » Upper Mrazek

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  1. Jon Conway says:

    Riding great up until a mile or two from the Farewell junction where there are a dozen + tree’s down across the trail. All of them are less than 18″ i’d say. All the snow is gone though! Woohoo!

    1. Kurt S says:

      All clear now!!!

  2. Ryan Pedersen says:

    This is second hand info but yesterday I came upon a rider on Southfork that claimed it was all clear to the top. Forgot to ask him about deadfall but theoretically it’s possible to reach it.

  3. Rod Bien says:

    Did a run from Skyliners TH -4601-connected to Mrazek to the towers, and down 4601. Mrazek is in great condition until it kicks up under the ridge (I’m sure you all know where there is that sharp left hand turn) about 1/2 mile below 4601. From that point on, there are several feet of snow and then 4601 is very sloppy mud as I headed back to the towers. I could run it but you’d definitely have to hike-a-bike the last 1/2 mile to the junction (snow). I’m heading out to check out Farewell today….

  4. Eric Kutter says:

    Great conditions until a bit past the lookout. Then a mix of hard packed snow and clear ice requiring some hike-a-bike. All will change tonight though if we get the forecasted snow.

  5. Brian Coop says:

    Rode from 4601 up to Farewell. It’s great down low, then about a half mile from the view point the good fluffy snow is interspersed with choppy post holes in the old snow underneath. After the view point the post holed sections get longer and less rideable.

  6. Natalie Herse says:

    1-3” fluffy snow over frozen dirt. Fabulous on the fatbike.

  7. Brenna Lopez-Otero says:

    Deadfall cleared on Upper Mrazek today. Thank You, DR!

  8. Eric Kutter says:

    cleared 57 trees on Mrazek and Farewell. Still 15 remain that were too big, or dangerous for me to do with my hand saw. All clear until you get past the road just beyond the look out. Most remaining are at least 9″ and would be best with a chainsaw.
    Other than the remaining 9 on Mrazek, trail is riding great.

    1. Brenna Lopez-Otero says:

      Done! All clear!

  9. Ryan Pedersen says:

    Before I get into the review it seems that someone purposely blocked the trail along the ridge climb with cut trees. I didn’t see any reroutes so not sure what the point of this was. I ended up clearing it so sorry if this was some kind of planned closure but there was no indication of anything official.

    A few puddles and light snow but actually the tread condition seemed even better than lower Mraz from the part that I rode. Deadfall is not horrible (4 remain after I cleared a few) until the split tree gap just past the scenic view but then you start to hit a steady dose of deadfall. Most are smallish and could be cleared with a folding saw (which I forgot to bring) but there are a couple good sized ones in the 12-18 inch range. I turned around after the count got to 14.

  10. Jimmy Thefly says:

    SO MUCH FUN!

    Rode up Farewell (clean and clear) then down Mrazek to Shevlin and back to town.

    From the junction with Farewell going down (East), there is maybe 2 inches of slushy snow for 1/2 mile or so. No problem riding down through the snow present. However riding up it would have been annoying or difficult IMO.

    Now that we (group of 5) put some tracks through there it going west/up would be more possible(assuming it’s not covered tonight).

    There were a few more patchy areas of snow below that, and some puddles, but nothing that presents any issue riding.

    Otherwise it is wide open and super fun.

  11. Luis Ziober says:

    Trail is riding really well, best of the season!!!!

  12. Eric Kutter says:

    All of Mrazek is riding well. No downed trees, no snow, nice tacky dirt.

  13. Joe Myers says:

    Saw that today. And didn’t bring the saw. Another tiny tree down at about head level further down. Had to slightly duck below it a little.

  14. Natalie Herse says:

    Within 100 yards of the start at the top is a handsaw size tree down at hip level.

  15. Brian Martin says:

    Rode down from Road 700(?) today. Upper section was excellent. Lower section is starting to get a little dusty but still great. Lots of braking bumps on the tight corners in the steeper sections, but not too bad yet. I probably made them a little worse today, sorry!

  16. Natalie Herse says:

    From Farewell intersection down is perfect, no trees down. Not sure about conditions above Farewell.

  17. Tim Maddux says:

    Choppy snow from two crossings above the rocky overlook. We might have tried to get higher but deep muddy ruts on NF-4601 held us back. We met people trying to push up to Farewell. Don’t know how that worked out for them.

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