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Bald Rock Loop 2016

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A combination of singletrack and doubletrack with a lot of climbing.


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3.9

Miles

6.3

KM

50%

Singletrack

1,051' 320 m

High

873' 266 m

Low

543' 166 m

Up

543' 165 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

This iteration of the Bald Rock Loop includes all of the existing singletrack in the area and doubletrack that parallels future additions to the singletrack system. Eventually this loop will be nearly 100% singletrack and expanded in mileage.

Please visit rrgcc.org/rrg-info/pmrp/ prior to your visit and sign a waiver.

Need to Know

This route is unmarked. There are numerous creek crossings and side roads which can confuse the unfamiliar.

Description

Begin this ride at the Flat Hollow Trailhead. Ride the Hillbilly Hayduke Trail to its upper terminus and then continue on Spring Hollow Road. Descend Spring Hollow Road and turn right (east) onto Bald Rock Fork Road. Just after the Drive-By/Bob Marley Parking area look for an angling road on the left with a sign to "Chica Bonita."

This is the Crags Loop Road. Take it all the way to the Sore Heel Trailhead and ride through to the right and pick up the lower end of the Sore Heel Trail and continue on it back out to Bald Rock Fork Road. Cross Bald Rock and take Pumpjack to Flat Hollow Arch Trail and ride it to its intersection with Fire on the Mountain.

At this point, you can make the short side trip on Flat Hollow Arch Trail to see the arch, and then backtrack to Fire on the Mountain, ride it to Hillbilly Hayduke Trail, turn right and return to the Flat Hollow Trailhead.

There are numerous variations possible in the area. The clockwise direction seems to provide the best climbing to descending ratio and also makes navigation easier.

History & Background

The entire area is within an active oil field. Please avoid oil equipment and abide by all signage.

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Shared By:

Chris Chaney

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A cool rock formation at the end of the Flat Hollow Arch Trail.
Nov 18, 2016 near Beattyv…, KY
Riding the newly built section of FHAT.
Apr 17, 2016 near Beattyv…, KY
Descending from Flat Hollow Arch.
Apr 17, 2016 near Beattyv…, KY
Descending the Flat Hollow Arch Trail.
Apr 17, 2016 near Beattyv…, KY
You might have to search hard to find the trail under the leaves in the fall.
Nov 18, 2016 near Beattyv…, KY
Flyrock Turn on the Hillbilly Hayduke Trail.
Apr 17, 2016 near Beattyv…, KY

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Jul 1, 2020
Dave Moore
Aug 5, 2018
Jason Ritchie
Apr 28, 2018
Michael Brown
Very difficult to navigate for someone from outside the area. I found very little singletrack and none of it looked like it had been ridden for at… 2.3mi
Jul 20, 2017
Ben Brooks
Jun 10, 2017
Chris Chaney
May 30, 2017
Chris Chaney
Jul 11, 2016
Chris Chaney
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