Sherando Lake Advanced Loop

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Trail

19.2 Miles 30.9 Kilometers


65%

Singletrack

3,199' 975 m

Ascent

-3,197' -975 m

Descent

3,505' 1,068 m

High

1,753' 534 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

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A challenging Sherando Loop with big mountain feel.

Jonathan Yates

Overview

Fee Parking past Sherando Entrance
Technical old school riding with big mountain feel just off Exit 96 pf Interstate 64. There's something for everyone on this loop, from strenuous hike-a-bike to fast and flowing bench cut trails. A good sampling of the Sherando Trail system.

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Numerous creek crossings along Mill Creek trail can be difficult in high water. Most do not have a "dry feet" option in the spring.

Description

From the small parking area near the guard house, proceed north on the road up the eastern Blue Loop Trail. This short, but incredibly steep trail ascends straight up the ridge towards the Torry Ridge Trail. Mortals will walk nearly all of this rocky, rutted, goat path that will get the legs fired up right off the bat. Mercifully, this trail is short.

At the intersection with Torry Ridge Trail, turn right onto Torry. Great views along the ridgeline off both sides. Roll up and down to the intersection with Mill Creek connector. Left onto Mill Creek connector to bomb down a mix of technical rock gardens and smooth singletrack. The connector will dead end at Mill Creek Trail (not well signed!) Trail continues up and to the left.

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Sep 9, 2016
Tyler Labelle
Did this but instead of taking the parkway back I took Torrey's ridge back to blue trail for some bad ass downhill on the way to the car. 17mi
Mar 13, 2016
Matthew Ison
Climb from the fire road intersection to the bottom of the big climb is really nice but then the climb to the top is killer.

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