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Explorer Loop #337

 4.2 (6)

3.3 Miles 5.3 Kilometers


Doubletrack

392' 120 m

Ascent

-405' -124 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

2,577' 785 m

High

2,216' 675 m

Low

Shared By Andrew Cutshall

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An awesome loop that is home to the aptly named, ridiculous DH section, "Wheel Breaker."

Andrew Cutshall

Dogs Unknown

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Description

Coming off of the Pine Tree Loop or the Explorer Loop Connector - 337B, the first half of this trail is a climb. After a short ride down a gravel road the fun begins.

The second half starts with a fast downhill with a few very large water bars. Once you've rested, there are a few steep, punchy climbs on the way up to Wheel Breaker.

Wheel Breaker is a scarily fast DH in the shade of a tunnel of rhododendron bushes, full of water bars to jump and roots to fly over. Be careful at the end because there is a big water bar about 15 feet to stop from warp speed.

On the left of the trail is Bent Creek. This is a nice place to stop and rest. Once you're done, head to the right, cross the smaller creek and go uphill.

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Jul 22, 2018
Caleb Spradlin
May 21, 2018
Allen Braswell
ride reverse for longer downhill
Jan 17, 2018
Nick Dobbs
Nov 11, 2017
Connor Woodruff
Aug 6, 2017
Laura Sponaas
Me, Jeff, Brad, & kids. Did a part of this trail and more!! Kids did great. I blew a flat before fun downhill :-/. Brad patched - no more for me. 7.4mi
Mar 29, 2017
Kevin Whited
2017 Spring Break trip w Colin & Ewan 9.5mi
Sep 17, 2016
Rob Lilley
Fast DH right at the end.
Jul 4, 2012
Lost Justpastnowhere

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Ben Voytko
Pittsburgh, PA
Ben Voytko   Pittsburgh, PA
All the locals we saw on the explorer trail preferred to ride it counterclockwise as opposed to clockwise (as posted). If I was doing it again, that's how I would ride it. Apr 23, 2018

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