North Lot Loop

 5 votes

12.9 Miles 20.8 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

1,059' 323 m

Ascent

-1,059' -323 m

Descent

334' 102 m

High

138' 42 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

All Clear

17 days agoUpdate

A fun loop ride with a few creek crossings and a good mix of climbs and descents.

Mark Berry

Overview

Don't ride if the trails are too muddy.
This is a typical ride through Fair Hill Natural Resource Area. It features lots of roots, decent climbs, and some faster, winding descents.
Dogs: Off-leash

Need to Know

Start and end from Fairhill North Lot on Appleton Rd.

Description

This ride starts on the eastern side of the Big Elk Creek Valley from the North Appleton Road parking lot. It is a daily fee lot that costs a couple dollars.

The ride heads down into the valley through a series of trails and crosses the river and climbs up towards the race horse training stables. The ride proceeds to cross over Route 273 via a bridge and starts to head back down to the Bg Elk Creek which it then crosses back over and proceeds back towards the parking lot.

History & Background

You'll ride through and past a couple old, ruined farm houses.

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Aug 4, 2017
Joseph Harvey
First time here... awesome weather for a ride. We'll see!!
May 16, 2017
Paul Wishengrad
7mi
Apr 21, 2017
Martin Arrieta
just did a couple miles on the South east side of the track
Apr 17, 2017
Martin Arrieta
Apr 10, 2017
Gary Ernest Ricard
All of the trails are in great shape... almost too dry... the creek crossings are fun... No major problems to report... Rode Blue, Orange, and others. 15mi — 2h 30m
Feb 16, 2017
Martin Arrieta
was fun. def come back and ride again 4mi
Oct 31, 2015
am ward

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All Clear 17 days ago
Dry, Mostly Dry - Perfect riding conditions... just barely damp trail throughout. It's dry enough you won't damage the trails or rut it out but grips nice!
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Great loop with lots of ups and downs and nice moderate single track. Lost the trail around 6.5 miles but got back on it pretty quickly using the GPX file I had downloaded to my GPS. Nov 21, 2015


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