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Pioneer Trail/North Country Trail: Bean Ridge

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Trail

4.1 mile 6.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 599' 183 m
Descent: -899' -274 m
High: 1,110' 338 m
Low: 612' 186 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 43% (23°)

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Trail shared by Drew Smithberger

Burly backcountry trail, just twenty minutes from Marietta.

Drew Smithberger

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Trails are closed from December 15th-April 15th.

Description

This section begins near the intersection of Brooks Rd and McCain Hill Rd. Heading west on Brooks Rd., the trail is on the right just past the intersection of McCain Hill Rd.

The trail rolls the ridge parallel to Brooks Rd. for the first mile or so before descending to the Little Muskingum River. The descent is wide open at the top but the trail narrows up just after you pass an old sandstone foundation. The trail flattens out following the river downstream then climbs back out of the valley gaining almost every inch of elevation that was lost.

The first third of the climb is steep but there are some nice rock outcroppings along the way, then it's just a steady grind to the summit. The final descent is a little twisty at first then opens up just before the end. This section ends at Brooks Rd, there is a pull off just west of this trailhead that is a popular parking area for trail users.

Riding this section in reverse requires more climbing but is nearly as fun.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Little Muskingum River.
Apr 2, 2015 near Newport, OH
Just before the drop-in on Bean Ridge. This is a great spot to gather yourself!
Sep 8, 2015 near Newport, OH

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