Dry Pond Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,000' 305 m
Descent: -1,009' -308 m
High: 6,959' 2,121 m
Low: 5,950' 1,814 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“A nice, up-to-down loop to get out of the heat.”— Scott Hall
This ride is steep in a few sections, but intermediate cyclists should not be discouraged. The trails are 90% singletrack and have something for everyone. The remaining 10% is a paved road that returns to the trailhead.
Enjoy a flat section that passes Dry Pond nestled on top of the ridge. If you visit early enough in the year, the shallow depression might contain some moisture. On the other side, it's time for the downhill. The descent is slightly less steep and has fewer switchbacks, but it's still worth being careful on the tight turns.
At the bottom of the Dry Pond Trail, cross over Whites Creek and briefly turn left onto the forest road and then look for the start of the Upper Whites Creek Trail on the left.
This is a straightforward descent on a casual trail. Make sure to yield to others on this popular trail. Where the trail comes to a dirt road, look for it to continue on the other side. At about 5.4 miles, the pavement is reached. Turn right to continue downhill toward the stop sign. Make a left and pedal on the road back to the trailhead.
Land Manager: USFS - Humboldt & Toiyabe National Forests Office