Starting and ending in the main parking area the Buena Vista River Park, you'll enjoy a good taste of Buena Vista's singletrack. If you're looking for more miles, combine this loop with the Midland Bike Trail Out and Back.
Begin at the Buena Vista riverside parking lot and cross the small bridge over the Arkansas river. Climb slightly along the Whipple Trail and then onto the South Loop
which is mainly smooth singletrack. Continue straight when you come to the fork heading uphill. After about a mile, you climb up to and cross CR304
leading you directly into Broken Boyfriend (6032A)
, which climbs up and then turns to head north. The terrain is rolling singletrack with a few bits of sandy and rocky areas. After about 1.5 miles, you return to CR304
and take it south and very slightly uphill for about 3.0 miles to a junction and another parking lot.
From here, you can extend this loop by taking the Midland Bicycle Trail, or dive right into the Gentleman's Tail Trail. The Gentleman's Tail winds its way west and downward through relatively rocky and tight turns and bottoms out into a fire road. From here, you can cross directly over this fire road and begin the climb up 6034 or climb the fire road.
Both lead you back to CR304
where you can decide again about extending your loop with the Midland Bike Trail Out and Back. If not, head north on CR304
and drop into the Whipple Trail and then the Steep Shortcut
back to where you began.