Rockland Preserve

 4 votes

7.3 Miles 11.7 Kilometers

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Singletrack

956' 291 m

Ascent

-960' -293 m

Descent

583' 178 m

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326' 99 m

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Max Grade (14°)

All Clear

583' 178 m

High

326' 99 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

The blue arrow loop through the Singletracks of Rockland.

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Overview

No night riding. No riding in wet conditions.
This is the loop designed by Mountain Bikes for Mountain Bikes and other non-motorized users that like singletrack. Winding and undulatory, these trails feature skinnies, drops, rollers, pits, and other technical features that make this a great route!

Description

Jump on East loop from the 79 lot. You'll see a large green sign on your left from the entrance. First trail is Stinger. Continue down spit and quick right following arrows onto Glades trail. Glades traverses up hillside, exit right briefly on orange up hill and right at intersection onto doubletrack to intersection area.

For a short ride, follow the split right marked East Loop. For the full experience, continue left toward the summit area on Waterfall connector trail. Continue uphill over bridge past occasional Waterfall to Summit Station. Good time for a break here. Map posted in kiosk.

Split right toward Summit area trails and look for a quick right onto Mary's Ghost Trail. Mary's Ghost has multiple expert options. Everything brings you back to the same exit line at the beginning of Thunderdome. Thunderdome continues for 2 miles through the summit areas with tabletop jumps, pits, rock challenges, log rides, and tight turns.

Continue across Green loop to Beyond Thunderdome (Expert Trail) or split right back to Summit Station for easier options. Beyond Thunderdome, the trail winds through tight turns and log rides and over many rock challenges and berms before meeting Beyond Thunderdome Extension. Straight across from the end of Extension, you'll find the start of the Darkside.

The Darkside is probably the most interesting climbing trail you'll ever find. Lots of flow features, mini pump tracks, tables, rock rides and log rides. Clean trail through tight birch with climb spread out over about 2 miles. Trail crosses orange doubletrack onto a new windy section (Bambi Trail)

This section is fast downhill (orange trail downhill). At intersection head left along blue arrows and split right at the sign you've passed, this time follow the East Loop. Joe's Trail leads you to Zipline for some major downhills and then across a stream to Moebius Rip for some fast turns before descending Precipice and across a bridge through a swampy area. Left toward the lot. You're back at the car.

History & Background

Town of Madison property. Links up to Genessee in Guilford and Land Trust on the border of Guilford, Madison, and Durham.

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  4.8 from 4 votes

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