Distance Approx 1.9 km
Riding Time 20 - 30 minutes
Gradient Moderate XC climb with some undulations
Fitness Level Medium endurance, Medium technical skills
It can be a tough one when going in cold but Jumpstart is sure to have you firing by the time you've made it.
A single direction ascent, Jumpstart is a great cross country climb from Slalom Plaza up to access points of the Aqueduct and Pretty Valley Road. Its location means that it is likely the first trail you will hit for the day so be prepared for some tight corners up steep terrain as you pull out of the village. Once into it the switchbacks become spread out through undulating trail interlaced with bridges, roots and rock armouring.
Ride all the way to the top for access to the higher-altitude trail of Generator or continue the climb on Pretty Valley Road to access the Summit-based trails Thunderbolt, Frying Pan and High Voltage. If you are done climbing take your reward by peeling off to head down the picturesque Lakeview Trail or the fast paced berm machine Vortex that will bring you back to Slalom Plaza.