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Rocky Ridge Loop

 4.8 (4)

2.0 Miles 3.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

43' 13 m

Ascent

-166' -51 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

741' 226 m

High

576' 176 m

Low

Shared By Pete Kemppainen

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This trail combines a flowing roller-coaster section with a challenging rocky segment.

Pete Kemppainen

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Winter and early Spring riding may be limited due to surface water run-off. Check the HMBA.org website for trail status.

Description

The Rocky Ridge Loop joins the Fire Tower Trail in two locations. Traveling downhill from the Fire Tower, the first intersection is just a short distance past the wooden bridge.

At the signpost where the Fire Tower Trail meets the Rocky Ridge Loop, taking a right at the intersection will lead down Rocky Ridge, toward a rugged, rocky, rooted section, before descending into the neighboring ravine, crossing a typically dry creek bed. After a long climb, the entrance to the Breeden Ridge Trail will be on the right.

Taking the fork to the left, the Fire Tower Trail slowly climbs toward the Class A campground, through a scenic, rocky segment, where large limestone boulders line the edges of the pathway.

At the next intersection, water and restrooms are available in the campground by taking the left fork, continuing up the Fire Tower Trail. Taking the right fork, following Rocky Ridge, the trail will lead to the Breeden Ridge intersection.

After a short downhill and crossing a wooden bridge, the trail begins a long roller-coaster ride down through the woods. Part way down the trail, a fork to the left will lead to the Breeden Ridge Trail. Further down the trail, after a series of twists and turns, a large berm turn signals the end of the roller coaster ride, as the trail transitions into a rocky and rooted technical section, following along the edge of a steep-sided ravine. After crossing a typically dry creek bed, the trail continues a rough, rugged and sometimes narrow climb.

Watch for the rock ramp just when it almost seems like the trail has disappeared, and line the pedals up right to squeeze by the boulder on the right and don't miss the line by going off to the left. Continue up a rocky climb, over a bridge and through the woods. A left turn at the trail intersection will return to the Fire Tower after a long, mostly uphill climb. A right turn will lead back to the campground.

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Sep 7, 2018
Tom Higdon
from Breeden to fire tower. 2mi
Sep 5, 2017
Jay Holton
Rocky Ridge and Cliff Dweller are riding like a dream right now! Rocks are very slick when wet. 13mi
Jun 28, 2017
William Ganis
Oct 12, 2016
Kevin Whited
Difficult loop, kids walked most of trail 2mi

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  4.8 from 4 votes

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