A fun excursion with a gradual climb and a great intermediate downhill into Scout Trail (#49)
down to Farragut State Park.
There is one 100 yd. hike-a-bike on Scout Trail (#49)
. There can be moose on or near the trail. There can be a lot of trees down in early spring as well as snow. Check with the local bike shops.
To access this loop ride, park at the round-about and head south on N. Good Hope Rd. for just under two miles. Turn left on Bunco Rd. and start the gradual uphill. At mile 4.2, you can use the Bunco ORV/Power Line Trail (Trail 6001)
uphill turnoff to avoid off-road traffic on the fire road (that way is a bit more physical).
Continue on Bunco High Drive / FS 332 (NF 209)
. After about 8.5 miles, turn left onto NF 2708 - Bernard Peak
. Most people don't bother with the top of Bernard Peak as there is not much to see. Head down Bernard Peak Trail (#37)
until it continues onto the Scout Trail (#49)
On the lower Scout Trail (#49)
there is about a mile of easy to difficult rock gardens which one can walk. Finish going through Farragut State Park. This downhill section can also be done as a shuttle with two cars. About six miles uphill, six miles flat and six miles of downhill.