“Grueling uphill leads to some insanely good technical downhill and flowing singletrack!”
— BryanV Vernetson
This is a great link up in Lory State Park with some very technical spots and some good downhill that can be intimidating. Great singletrack toward the middle and end that rides really well. This ride is Mill Creek Link to Howard Trail
to Timber Trail
to Kimmons Trail
to East Valley Loop.
Need to Know
There is some considerable hike-a-bike on Howard Trail
if you do this ride in the clockwise direction. This is the norm as it is a very technical uphill!
There is a lot of equestrian use in Lory so be ready for horses and their bread crumb trail!
Park at the far south side of the park and head out on the Mill Creek Link. You split off on Howard and the uphill is grueling while on this trail. There are significant portions where hike-a-bike is considered "the norm".
Once you summit behind Arthur's rock, the downhill is fairly technical with tight switchbacks, but good riding. Kimmons trail near the bottom is amazingly flowy and rides incredibly fast before you hit the East Valley Trail
for a cool down back to the car.
Another option would be to ride West Valley Trail
for a different (but similar) finish.