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Hell Creek Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.6 (8)

More twisty singletrack with fun tech and occasional pucker-worthy exposure.


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Map Key

6.0

Miles

9.6

KM

Singletrack

1,636' 499 m

High

1,532' 467 m

Low

391' 119 m

Up

384' 117 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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Description

This is the furthest-back loop from the trailhead. By now, become accustomed to 30 exposures. This primo section is a 6 mile loop back to the bridge. You might want to do it again if the legs allow back through the Snake Pit and across Lone Tree hill. If not it is all new trail back to the trailhead. At L you enter the Birdy Loop, one of the features on the novice loop. Its not technical (unless you try to ride it fast it will hurt you). It is embedded in dense junipers on very mild terrain. After the Birdy Loop, it's the Home Stretch for a sweet last mile of mashing.

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Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 8 votes

#16156

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  3.6 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#143

in Kansas

#16,156

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Photos

Hell Creek Loop. Dakota Sandstone Formation.
May 23, 2014 near Russell, KS
Climbing a scenic section of the Hell Creek Loop.
Apr 21, 2015 near Russell, KS
I love this lake!!
Oct 25, 2016 near Russell, KS
Roll it or jump it, your choice.
Oct 24, 2016 near Russell, KS
Some of these ledges can be tricky when the wind is blowing 20+mph out here.
Oct 24, 2016 near Russell, KS
Wading opportunity on a hot day?
Oct 24, 2016 near Russell, KS

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Check-Ins

Dec 27, 2020
Chad Brown
Oct 8, 2020
Stephanie Striefel
Boy was it hot. Rocks and ledges were fun, great views, lovely morning
Aug 15, 2020
Taylor Schenck
6.2mi — 1h 09m
May 26, 2020
Vaughn Smith
Very wet but rideable. Be prepared to deep clean your bike.
Jun 16, 2019
Isa Clydesdale
Lake was 12' above normal
Aug 1, 2018
Rie Sasaki
Nov 26, 2016
KC Schultz
6.2mi
Nov 8, 2015
Brandon McElroy