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Chestnut Ridge Loop

 3.6 (5)

11.2 Miles 18.1 Kilometers


80%

Singletrack

770' 235 m

Ascent

-770' -235 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

1,544' 471 m

High

1,269' 387 m

Low

Shared By Randy Conner

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Easy, rolling trail with a great overlook.

Randy Conner

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Overview

Beautiful singletrack that gently rolls through some of BSF's back country starts out with nice, relatively easy trail and stays that way. Gentle grades make this a great beginner trail. It is harder to find the trailhead than to navigate the trail itself. Once you're on the trail, one turn choice is all there is.

Description

Just past 5 miles in there is a fork. You can take the right fork to a great overlook or make the trail shorter by turning left and skipping the overlook. If you go out to the overlook, you may want to ride only to the first set of steps and hike the rest of the way. It's only a couple hundred yards.

Watch out for the bridges. They were designed for hiking and it's recommended you walk them. The bridges are particularly slick with any moisture on them. Other than the slick bridges, this entire area drains well. Big South Fork is a great area as a fallback when other area trails are too wet to ride.

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Nov 25, 2016
Ross Alcorn
fun trail and great views at the end. do an out and back instead of the loop described in this ride. 17.3mi — 2h 27m
Oct 29, 2016
Tommy Safranek

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  3.6 from 5 votes

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Ross Alcorn
Upland, IN
Ross Alcorn   Upland, IN
fun trail, but i suggest doing an out and back instead of the loop described unless you enjoy gravel and two track. Nov 28, 2016
After riding the Collier Ridge/Grand Cap/John Muir trails I wasn't too impressed with this trail. It was neat riding up to no business overlook but depending on how long you are in the area I would recommend doing the other trails prior to this one. Aug 6, 2018

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