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Kaylor's Knob Perimeter

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9.2 Miles 14.7 Kilometers


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Singletrack

1,473' 449 m

Ascent

-1,473' -449 m

Descent

2,912' 888 m

High

1,543' 470 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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A challenging, technical perimeter loop that is fun to ride in both directions.

Shenandoah Bicycle

Overview

The Massanutten Western Slope is private owned and riders must carry a valid annual pass or purchase a day pass ($10) or week pass ($25) from the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition. Find out more, here.
A favorite hot lap for technical rock junkies and suckers for punishment alike. Ride this loop clockwise for a smoother climb and super technical descent down Kaylor Ridge Trail (North) and 2000 Hours trails. Ride it counterclockwise for technical rock crawling on the climb and higher speed, flowing features on Laird's Downhill and Laird's Nose.
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

Bring plenty of food and water for this mission of a hot lap.

Description

Clockwise:
Head north past the pond and hop on Laird's Nose for a solid warm-up climb to Upper Laird's Downhill. Turn right onto the super technical, Kaylor Ridge Trail (North), and stay on the ridge until you reach Del Webb Drive. Cross the road onto 2000 Hours for a hair-raising descent. Cross the road again onto Berm Trail, then hang a left onto Lower Homestead for a nice cool-down to the bottom.

Counter Clockwise:
Head up Lower Homestead, Berm Trail, 2000 Hours (2K), and Kaylor Ridge Trail (North). It will get progressively more difficult and technical and will likely involve some hike-a-bike. Once you top out on Kaylor's Knob, you can enjoy some fun, high-speed descending on Upper Laird's Downhill to Laird's Nose for some fun flow.

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Aug 8, 2017
Chris Hedlund
Techy climb, with a series of unrideable lifts. Descent on 2000 hours and Special K - awesome. 9.2mi
Jun 19, 2017
J.R. Noble
Sep 4, 2016
Scott Weston
Lovely ride, great weather. Went anti-clockwise, wonderful descent definitely worth the technical ascent! 9.2mi
Aug 29, 2016
Nathan sirotans@gmail.com
Even with broken spokes, broken free wheel, and plenty of hike a bike this was still a great ride. If you like a challenge this ride is for you. 8mi

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Minor Issues 36 days ago
Some Mud - Recent light rain most of the day Sat 11/4.
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