South Mountain Preserve
ElevationAscent: 1,343' 409 m
Descent: -1,330' -405 m
High: 1,012' 308 m
Low: 406' 124 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)
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“Steep, rocky singletrack used by both hikers and bikers.”— Dominic Wilbrink
The only truly obvious man made alterations designed to encourage water drainage, and discourage trail erosion (something that is a problem at most other notable trails in the region).
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Close to Funk Brewing Company and Hijinx Brewing Company, which sometimes have food trucks. La Placita has excellent homemade Mexican food close by, too.
There are two different parking lots available, one on Klines Lane (utilized on this featured ride). This is the is the parking lot for Homestead Park. There is a trail map and an Archway marking the trailhead. If you want to skip the Robert Rodale Gateway Trail (and its warm-up/cool-down ride) then you can park at Boroline Park on Alpine Street at the base of the mountain itself. This option also has a trail map as well.
For an added bonus, head east onto the new Log Trail (White). Log Trail (White) is classic east coast singletrack, with lots of logs and rock, many fun bonus lines including an 8-foot A-frame style rock option, and a tougher climb that's steep but pretty short.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed