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Outback Trail System at Imagination Glen

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

9.2 mile 14.8 kilometer loop
85% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 273' 83 m
Descent: -273' -83 m
High: 637' 194 m
Low: 603' 184 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Will Smith

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Twists and Turns, climbs and drops. This is the Outback Trail.

Will Smith

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Overview

The Outback Trail is split into two sections. The West side is for beginners/novices. The Darkside is for novice/experienced riders.

Description

This route starts at the West MTB trailhead. It proceeds on singletrack towards McCool then across the river to the Darkside. Ride the darkside then take a right on the way back and ride the frontside.

The loop is full of twists and turns as well as quick climbs and short drops. It will keep you busy!

Beginner riders should NOT take this route. Follow the easy arrows and stick to the Beginner loop until you are confident to proceed to a more difficult course.

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May 29, 2020
Nicole Davis
attempted, but due to conditions (wet muddy trails) didn't ride, per request of caretaking org.
Apr 5, 2020
Len Johnson
10mi
Sep 8, 2019
Patrick Barriball
Trail was completely dry today. 10.5mi — 1h 12m
Sep 6, 2019
Aaron Muir
9.2mi — 1h 20m
Sep 2, 2019
Chuck Rulich
Got a little confusing on the Front side, which is the easier stuff. The Dark Side is very well marked and great flow trail. 13mi
Jun 18, 2019
Katie Hawks
Flat tire
Oct 29, 2018
Aaron Muir
muddy. wait a day or two
Sep 26, 2018
Matt DeRose

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 22 votes

#1

in Gary

#864

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  4.0 from 22 votes
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#1

in Gary

#13

in Indiana

#864

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Photos

Race Day in Hydes 7 Hills
Jun 20, 2013 near Burns H…, IN
This is just the Roller Coaster portion of the Trail. The Roller Coaster is roughly 2 miles of singleTrack.
Dec 30, 2015 near Burns H…, IN
Large snapping turtle blocking the trail!
May 29, 2016 near Portage, IN
Took a spin down Outback Trail's Dark Side!
Nov 3, 2015 near Burns H…, IN
Great little trail!
Oct 15, 2015 near Burns H…, IN
Video of the local Trek store group ride at Imagination Glen.
Oct 8, 2013 near Burns H…, IN

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