Bear Bottom Loop Trail

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4.2 Miles 6.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

357' 109 m

Ascent

-228' -70 m

Descent

914' 279 m

High

728' 222 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

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Great trail that gets better as ones fitness improves.

David Duke

Overview

Hike, bike, horseback permitted.
Family Friendly: Nice trails, great views!
Dogs: Leashed

Description

Wide trail with undulations and some rocks (small).

I typically start at the horse barn and climb in the lollipop stick to the loop. The climb in is moderate with some challenging sections with small rocks(great place for beginners to tackle rocks). Once reaching the loop you can choose the northern or southern leg.Both legs seem to flow faster from east to west but the trail is fun in either direction. The southern leg has some small rock sections (baby heads) that are probably ride-able for experienced beginners but not so long that walking through is a problem. Each leg flows well, but my favorite is riding the northern leg east to west. Done as a complete loop, some prefer the trail clockwise and others counter clockwise. It will come down to each individual which way is better.

This trail is such that the better ones fitness is the faster and more fun it becomes. It is very doable on a cyclocross bike (as is the whole park) but I would also increase the difficulty rating if doing so.

This is probably my favorite trail in this park even though it does not have the fastest downhill sections. Connecting this up with Big Oak Trail offers more loop options.

This trail is very popular for horses and being aware of good etiquette has proved useful.
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Sep 4, 2016
Mike Soder
12h 00m
Aug 14, 2016
Evan Corzine
Trail is in good condition. 4.2mi — 0h 35m

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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Minor Issues 60 days ago
Some Mud: Still damp
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Great trail system for taking the kids or new mountain bikers. One of the only trail systems in the area that is not rocky. These trails are smooth and fast with no horrible climbs and some fast, fun downhills. Also good for people nervous about tight singlentrack trails. Nov 8, 2016


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