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East Fork Eastern Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Lollipop loop featuring a steady climb, a stream-side trail, and a fast downhill finish.


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Map Key

8.9

Miles

14.4

KM

90%

Singletrack

8,638' 2,633 m

High

8,088' 2,465 m

Low

820' 250 m

Up

820' 250 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

A steady climb for 3 miles before dropping into a very scenic stream-side trail with several wooden bridges.

Description

The first 3 miles is a steady climb through a nicely-thinned ponderosa forest on Gravel Pit Connector. Shortly after, you'll drop onto East Fork Trail (Trail 137), which runs along the Jemez River. The stream-side is very lush in this area and is surrounded by beautiful high cliffs on both sides. There are several long wooden bridges with no handrails - almost like an easy log ride.

As you near the end of the lollipop by the highway, there tends to be more pedestrian traffic. At the highway you can turn around and go back the way you came, or ride on the shoulder for 1/4 mile before crossing a barbed wire fence on the right for an easy return to East Fork Trail (Trail 137). Finish the ride with a fast, flowy 3-mile long downhill.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kenny Feller

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 6 votes

#2427

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  3.8 from 6 votes
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One of several rideable bridges across the East Fork of the Jemez River.
Oct 8, 2014 near Los Alamos, NM

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May 17, 2020
Mark McClain
May 28, 2018
Nathan Otero
Very steep climb
May 12, 2017
Ted LaCoe
Awesome trail! Great ride and even better scenery! Highly recommend! 8.9mi
Apr 15, 2017
Paul P
Sep 4, 2016
Phil Lucero
The gravel pit connector trail isn't really a trail until you climb the old road and cross the open field. Definitely hard to find. 15mi — 2h 15m
Mar 8, 2016
Jason Baron