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Ridgeline Loop

 10 votes

11.5 Miles 18.5 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

1,523' 464 m

Ascent

-1,529' -466 m

Descent

4,211' 1,283 m

High

3,536' 1,078 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Unknown

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A hard extension to the Honeybee Canyon Loop.

Hillary Mathis

Overview

The reward for the hard effort is the amazing views.

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This is a great extension to the Honeybee Canyon Loop and ups the difficulty of the ride. The first couple miles are on a jeep road and a very steep climb. This is where you break out the granny gear. The views from the top are amazing. Stop for a break and a look around before plunging down the other side.

Take a left on the Loop Trail, which will take you right up to the Ridgeline Trail. The way up on the Ridgeline is narrow and exposed on one side. The trail is relatively smooth, with several switchbacks and tight turns. The saddle treats you to some amazing views to the south. Head down Ridgeline, again narrow switchbacks and some large rocks to go over. Take Ridgeline to a short section of Alamo Spring Trail, which will take you to Wild Burro.

Wild Burro has yet some more climbing, this time there are a few more difficult sections that are steep and up and over rocks. Wild Burro takes you back to where you entered on the Loop trail. Head back up the steep jeep road from here, the way you came in. From the top you can plunge back down to the Honeybee Canyon Trail and a fast easy ride back to the cars.

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Aug 4, 2017
David Robinson
Great ride but HOT and humid. 25mi — 3h 00m
Mar 4, 2017
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Apr 14, 2016
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Mar 8, 2016
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trails have changed since the gpx was created 22mi

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The thing is you have to pedal 10 miles just to get to the start of the loop. Those miles offer killer scenery and steady, mellow climbing...except the last mile up to the saddle which is doable but a lung buster. The loop itself is some of the nicest trail I've been on. Super well maintained. Even the climbs in the loop, although a steady grind, are nothing an intermediate rider can't handle. Mar 8, 2017
And the return trip from the saddle...I must have gone 4 miles with maybe a dozen pedal strokes heading towards the start along Honeybee Canyon Loop. Honeybee, Ridgline Loop, Honeybee back to parking...It's a long ride...almost 30 miles...but well worth it. Just be in shape, take LOTS of water and spare electrolytes & food. It'll be more fun if you do. Mar 8, 2017

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