Deer Lakes Park
ElevationAscent: 843' 257 m
Descent: -844' -257 m
High: 1,244' 379 m
Low: 980' 299 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“A nice introduction to the most reliable mountain bike trails at Deer Lakes Park.”— Jeff Howard
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It is helpful to use the park roads for climbing and then take singletrack downhill. Sections of trail that are skipped over on this ride are usually as a result of overgrowth. What is suggested as a part of this featured ride is in good shape, especially during dry parts of July, August, and September.
Off to the right, pick up the service road. This will pass through a meadow and continue downhill. It is easy to follow. Reconnect with the White Trail, and turn left. If you see yellow blazes you have gone too far on the connector.
The White Trail singletrack is a lot fun and gradually becomes fast as you ride downhill. Exit back to Kurn Road, or ride along the lake paths until connecting with the park road.
After a short climb on the road hang a right back into the park and connect with the Purple Black Dot Connector. This will cross through the Disc Golf course. There is a short, steep section that will challenge most riders before connecting with the Purple Loop.
From here navigate sections of the Purple Loop. You'll climb back to the service road, and cross back over again before riding downhill. Use the Purple White Connector to exit. Don't be surprised if navigating the purple section takes a couple of passes. Once you learn the connections it can be a lot of fun.
Climb the road again and now use the Orange Loop to connect to the Blue Blaze Trail. On the way you'll cross over Kurn Road. Follow the Blue Blaze Trail to the left and enjoy a fast downhill section. Cross over the other park road, and continue on the Blue Trail.
Stay left and connect to the Green Black Dot Trail off Blue Blaze Trail. Ride this and then connect to the Green Red Dot Trail on the right. Use the connector trail, and make your way back to Blue Blaze Trail.
Off the Blue Blaze Trail is the Powerline Loop. You'll cross over the power lines four times in total, just twice on the extension. This part of the ride meanders and beginner riders will feel very comfortable.
Follow the Blue Blaze Trail through a fast downhill section until it connects with a section of doubletrack, follow this right uphill. This will connect with a shelter area; follow blue blazes to the left. The doubletrack goes back to singletrack by turning right before the corn field. The upper Blue Blaze Trail is nice singletrack as well. Connect back with the Orange Loop to return to the car.
Some riders might enjoy connecting with the White Trail from Orange Loop and riding the White Trail back to the far end of the service road.