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East Loop

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 4.0 (1)

A wide gravel trail that connects to the BMX Skills Area, and passes near the Lehigh Bluffs.


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Miles

0.8

KM

Doubletrack

993' 303 m

High

974' 297 m

Low

23' 7 m

Up

24' 7 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Family Friendly Easy grades, wide, smooth trail surface, lots of interesting things to see.

Description

The East Loop is a wide gravel trail that connects Backbone to the BMX Skills Area and the scenic bluffs over the quarry lake. The trail also passes near the remains of old farmsteads, with stone foundations and rock fences.

The South Loop singletrack crosses the East Loop once, and passes near it another time. The trail also passes near a shelter house overlooking the lake.

The trail is about 11 feet wide, and is surfaced with fine limestone screenings. The surface is smooth and fast, and handles rain well. Even when the singletrack is muddy, the gravel trails can still be ridden. It's a fine trail for families, walkers, those with limited mobility, and bicyclists lacking mountain bikes suitable for the singletrack trails.

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Shared By:

Randy Rasa

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  4.0 from 1 vote

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#126

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Photos

A rider bikes along the South Loop trail at Lehigh Portland Trails.
Jun 15, 2016 near Iola, KS
Checking out the dirt jumps!  This is the dirt jump skills area.
Jul 25, 2016 near Iola, KS
This is a great family trail!
Jul 25, 2016 near Iola, KS
A young boy prepares to test his skills on a short drop-off along the South Loop Trail at Lehigh Portland Trails.
Jun 15, 2016 near Iola, KS
Entrance for the Lehigh Portland Trails, with the Backbone Trail straight ahead.
Jun 16, 2016 near Iola, KS

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