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Lory State Park Small Loop

 13 votes

8.4 Miles 13.5 Kilometers


80%

Singletrack

1,990' 606 m

Ascent

-1,989' -606 m

Descent

6,773' 2,065 m

High

5,443' 1,659 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Minor Issues

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Grueling uphill leads to some insanely good technical downhill and flowing singletrack!

BryanV Vernetson

Overview

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.
Dogs: Leashed

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!

Description

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.

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Minor Issues 16 days ago
Snowy, Icy - Some really slick stuff under the snow. Be cautious on the downhill and flat terrain.
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