Dornbirn is situated in western Voralberg in Austria, at 437 m/1433 ft above sea level, right on the Rhine Valley. The city lies on the foot of Karren Mountain which is part of Bregenz Forest Mountain chain just on the edge of the eastern Alps. It is near the borders with Switzerland, Germany and Lichtenstein. The city is the administrative center for the Dornbirn district that includes the market town Lustenau and the town of Hohenems.
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Mountain Biking in Mount Baldy, San Bernardino, California USA
Mount Baldy is perfect for mountain biking freeride. It is an out and back round trip, up and down Mount Baldy about 9.6 mi/15.45 km long. The first 3.6 mi/5.7 km respond to a moderately steep rise of 1600 ft/487.7 m to the Baldy Notch. After a steep climb of 685 ft/208.8 m of over 1.2 mi/1.9 km, you will get close to the top of Thunder Mountain.
The first 1.5 mi/2.4 km is an one land paved road. Then it changes to a hard packed, four wheel drive road in rather good condition, that has some rocky sections. You must have moderate skills and a lot of strength. After arriving on the summit of Thunder Mountain, you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the surrounding mountain valleys.
Elevation gain of the route is 2285 ft/696.5 m. Skill level is regarding aerobic difficult and as for technical, moderately difficult. Trailhead elevation is 6200 ft/1890 m and top elevation 8485 ft/2586 m. Best season is late spring through fall. It is suggested to have the appropriate maps with you like USGS Mount San Antonio and Telegraph Peak. Local Contacts are Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel River Ranger District.