East Fork Eastern Loop

 4 votes

8.9 Miles 14.4 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

820' 250 m

Ascent

-820' -250 m

Descent

8,638' 2,633 m

High

8,088' 2,465 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Bad / Closed

58 days agoUpdate

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

Kenny Feller

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.

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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

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Conditions


Bad / Closed 58 days ago
All but the last section along the river is closed due to the Cajete Fire. Trail is expected to reopen July 31st, 2017
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This was a great ride. Little sketchy coming off the pavement and back to the trail but as long as you have the app on the phone - very doable. I really enjoyed it and would do it again. Jul 21, 2016


Hard to find where the trail comes off the pavement. Impossible without GPS. Couldn't find a break in the fence so just lifted my bike over the fence. Felt a bit sneaky...? May 27, 2017


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