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4.6 mile 7.4 kilometer loop
85% Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,121' 342 m
Descent: -1,119' -341 m
High: 4,161' 1,268 m
Low: 3,111' 948 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 58% (30°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by Tim Haggerty

A tough climb to a rowdy, rocky downhill.

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E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

This route is a quick ride on average. You can sneak it into a weekend trip as an easy ride after riding the Spruce Knob to Seneca Creek route.

There is a tough climb up Elza Trail (TR556) to a fast, rowdy downhill on Bee Run Trail (TR555). You'll be riding through mossy areas full of ferns and open hardwood forest.

Need to Know

Follow the blue blazes on the short Leading Ridge Trail (TR557) connection when going through the two meadows.

Description

To access this ride, use the parking area at the trailhead for Elza Trail (TR556) and Bee Run Trail (TR555).

The route starts with a tough climb up Elza Trail (TR556) that will challenge even a skilled rider; be ready to walk some especially near the top where the grade is the steepest and the rocks are loose.

You'll reach the ridge and turn left onto Leading Ridge Trail (TR557). Follow this trail and the blue blazes onward through two meadows until you reach your split left down Bee Run Trail (TR555). This is a rowdy DH with loose rocks, some small drops, and steep grades.

History & Background

There are no switchbacks, like much of the older east coast mountain trails. This is due to these being old logging routes where the workers would just go straight up and over for work.

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May 12, 2018
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