No horses; no riding when trail is wet
One of the more technical trails. The ride up is mostly a wider dirt path with a couple climbs, and one steep switchback that can be tricky unless you walk it. The ride down is a fun, technical singletrack through the woods, crossing back over the main path, and then ending where you started. It's very fluid and flowy on the way down.
The loop starts from the paved trail at Harmony Hill where most people jog or roadies get a few miles in. It climbs immediately along an old road/path that tends to be a little overgrown. You'll pass the end of the loop on your left, followed by a second left that follows the road and takes you up the mountain. If you stay straight you'll find the yellow-green connector that takes you through an old abandoned farmhouse.
At the top of the initial climb is a four-way intersection. Stay straight to do the whole loop. Turning left will take you through a short and fun technical section if you are looking for a quick ride. Turning right would take you up the technical singletrack descent.
After the four-way intersection, the path remains mostly flat until you reach a sharp switchback that takes you up the mountain. It tends to be a bit soft, but if you can take it wide enough you can make it. Where the trail joins the red trail, stay right and follow the trail markers. Once you finish the climb, it's an enjoyable descent through the woods. The hills tend to be steep, so the drop off to the side can be daunting, but the trail itself is not a serious grade so it can be ridden slowly for anyone who is leery.
Cross back over the trail at the four way intersection, and finish through the last technical section that parallels the stream below you before the trail dumps you back at the trailhead you started at.
Shared By: John Humenick