Mt Carbon Loop

 26 votes

7.3 Miles 11.8 Kilometers

Singletrack

556' 170 m

Ascent

-549' -167 m

Descent

5,768' 1,758 m

High

5,513' 1,680 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

All Clear

5,768' 1,758 m

High

5,513' 1,680 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Singletrack that circumnavigates Bear Creek Lake Park.

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The Mt Carbon Loop is fast rolling, smooth singletrack that tours Bear Creek Lake Park.

Starting from the south side near the Hwy 28 and Simms interchange, the trail descends the slope of Mt Carbon itself and then across a flat area towards the trees.

Stay right at the fork and head north up a short hill, crossing a road before descending again towards Bear Creek. Stay left at the intersection with Cottonwood Trail. The singletrack cruises through a grassy field before hitting a doubletrack.

From here punch up a short steep climb and stay right on the trail that parallels the road. You'll be heading west now looking at the foothills. Just before the paved road the trail turns right and passes quickly through the trees before crossing the bridge across the creek. Make a sharp right here.

This section of the Mt Carbon Loop is mostly flat, sometimes sandy, but always fun. It's shaded and travels close to the creek - the best place to be on a hot day.

As the trail approaches the lake, look for the fisherman's trail and bear left across the field towards the road. After crossing it, ride up a short hill and then stay right onto a trail that parallels the road again. Follow this around to the other side of the dam road, along the golf course.

The final part of the loop climbs from the maintenance yard of the golf course to the top of Mt Carbon. The grade is moderate and never very steep. As you reach the top, enjoy the views of Mt Morrison to the west.

Continue past the high point and descend to an intersection, bearing left to finish the loop.

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Sep 20, 2016
Joel Addington
Sep 10, 2016
Cara Hubbell
Awesome!! Really fun, quick trail with great views and fun features. Delete
Sep 9, 2016
Nick Smith
1h 05m Delete
Sep 2, 2016
Bryan Aguirre
Fun rolling single track. 8.3mi — 0h 59m Delete
Sep 1, 2016
Sasha Kuznetsov
Ride with Len Delete
Aug 28, 2016
Michael Ratzloff
Park south of 285 off roundabout. Counterclockwise. 8.1mi — 1h 22m Delete
Aug 24, 2016
Kaila Spalinger
Aug 14, 2016
ShèMae Inscoe

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  3.4 from 26 votes

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