The story has already begun, battles have been fought and glory has become a result. This is the beginning of the everlasting story of Beowulf!
In development for the past four years, we’re proud to introduce Beowulf, our newly minted XC epic, named after the poem about a legendary dragon-slaying Scandinavian warrior. Borrowing its name from the poem is a true fit for the trail, capturing the undertaking of building it from beginning to end. The 35km loop takes riders along ridgelines, through cedar rainforests and grassy meadows as it winds its way from the village and back again, covering all of the incredible terrains SilverStar has to offer. A must-do ride for the discerning mountain biker.
We have created The Dragon, it’s your turn to take it on and defeat it!
Getting a sense of the Trail
Green to Blue: Starting out of the village crisp and early is the best way to get a head start. Taking in the views along cross-mountain trail as you get your legs warm. Either Silver Shack or Paradise via Cabin Trail to reach Beowulf’s’ trail head.
Blue to Black: Next is the blue section of Beowulf to get the body warm and blood flowing. After reaching Beowulf’s first viewpoint is where the black section starts. You make your way down winding switchbacks on the warm side of Trinity valley. Descending away from the sun provides a surreal experience, coasting on nothing more than pure bliss through the cedar forests to the lowest elevation of the trail. Once across the midway bridge a rider must slay the beast set ahead of them (elevation goes low to high at this poiint).
Black to the Finish: Starting the ascent up the cool side of the valley, the treacherous switchbacks up to Lombard street. After Lombard street the rider has overcome the worst of Beowulf’s tests. After the Aunt Gladys viewpoint starts the last blue section of Beowulf. This is a great cooldown after a long hard fought battle. When the rider reaches cross mountain trail there is reason to celebrate. They have conquered the beast and are rewarded with a victory lap back to the village.