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Cane Creek Purple Trail

Easy/Intermediate
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Trail

6.3 mile 10.1 kilometer out and back
90% Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 382' 117 m
Descent: -382' -117 m
High: 652' 199 m
Low: 557' 170 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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An out-and-back singletrack featuring several creek crossings and a ride on top of Cane Creek Dam.

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Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Closes for 24 hours after rain.

Overview

The longest trail at Cane Creek Park, the Purple Trail provides a sampling of all topography and terrain types the park has to offer.

Need to Know

There is a park entrance fee.

Description

This purple-blazed trail starts just off the entrance road to the park and connects the day-use side of the park to the camping side. The trail starts off by following an easy educational nature trail through the woods, continues onto a brief ride on an open gravel road, and then finishes off the western section of the ride on a longer open section on the top of an earthen dam.

After the dam, the ride becomes more technical. The latter half of this ride is in dense oak/hickory forest. There are several creek crossings (a couple without a bridge) and rock gardens that can be challenging. The southern half of the trail climbs to ridge-tops and descends steeply to the creek crossings.

After 3.2 miles, the trail terminates at another Cane Creek Park trail - the southern red-blazed route. Turn around and go back for a 6.4-mile ride or connect to the Red or Green Trail.

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Sep 2, 2019
Isaac Harvey
First time blowing a tire off of a rim
Jun 2, 2019
Isaac Harvey
Nov 26, 2017
Naoki Makita
5mi
Feb 28, 2016
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  3.5 from 4 votes

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