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Novice/Main Loop

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This is the anchor trail for a 3 trail system totaling 6.4 miles in Anderson Indiana.


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Map Key

2.5

Miles

4.0

KM

Singletrack

900' 274 m

High

855' 261 m

Low

126' 39 m

Up

124' 38 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

This is a one direction trail. Never ride wet! One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Need to Know

This is a ONE WAY loop. DO NOT RIDE BACKWARDS FOR ANY REASON. Follow the arrows. The trailhead is at the message board on the west end of the parking lot. Look for the arrows on white posts there and follow them. You'll not need a map, GPS, or any guiding device. The trail is well-marked all the way around. You can ride with no worry of getting lost.

This Feature Trail is for the Novice/Main Loop. It shares trail with the Intermediate Loop and Expert Loop at the start and a few other areas. The following are the markings for all three just for FYI:
Green Circle = Novice/Main Loop 2.5 miles
Blue Square = Intermediate Loop 3.5 miles
Black Diamond = Expert Loop 6.4 miles

Description

This is the Rangeline Nature Preserve trail system. This trail is smooth, fast, and flowing but sometimes tight and technical, demanding that you pay attention at ALL Times. The trail starts at the north side of the parking lot and once you enter the trail you immediately start with a short descent onto the trail with some rocks on either side. The trail makes a hard left which brings you into a flat, sometimes sandy section. This is a taste of the surfaces you'll see throughout the trail. As you ride you come across banked turns, moguls, man-made bridges, elevated trail, log crossings, tight turns, and even some deer once in a while.

When you ride be aware of the trail markers. The Green arrows will keep you on the Novice trail, Main Loop. The Blue arrows mark the more difficult section that connect back into the Green Novice Loop. Black arrows mark the Expert trails splitting off both the Blue and Green sections of the course but all trails take you back to the parking lot. You may be surprised how much trail is packed into this Park when you advance to the Blue and Black sections of the trail system. Note, this is a One-Way trail.

Shared By:

Matt Hendey with improvements by Jeff Carter

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  4.4 from 16 votes

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Photos

Double Teeter Totter
Jul 6, 2014 near Anderson, IN
Log Skinny
Jul 6, 2014 near Anderson, IN
Descending bridge.
Nov 16, 2016 near Anderson, IN
Banked Turn
Jul 6, 2014 near Anderson, IN
Skill Park
Jul 6, 2014 near Anderson, IN
Banked turn with drop on opposite side.  Easy go-around to the left.
Dec 10, 2021 near Anderson, IN

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