Elm Ridge Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,406' 429 m
Descent: -1,406' -429 m
High: 2,443' 745 m
Low: 1,682' 513 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“A grand tour of both the Fun Loops and all the trails up top.”— Ron Gee
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The Mid-Mountain Trail is a very fun switchbacked descent for a little over a mile at which point you can drop further with the Cranberry Bog trail and then climb up a short but rocky section of the Elm Ridge Trail. Or stay on what looks like it used to be doubletrack all the way back to the Elm Ridge Trail where you take a left and climb about 100 yards back to Run Noot.
Riding Run Noot downhill will be a blast. It is a gradual downhill along the side of the ridge with a number of jumps (if you so choose) and rollers along the way. Stay almost straight until the continuation of Levitate which you'll then take to the intersection of The North Face.
If you are tired, you can go to the right and drop The North Face right there or else take a left and climb Big T to the top again, stay to the left and take Twin Oaks to the West Gauntlet and then hang a right on The Bee across the top and then take a left at Black Bear Hideout.
You can then ride along the top until Midway where you can take a left at West Gauntlet, which will take you back to the start of The North Face. This is an almost two-mile descent that almost everyone thinks is the most fun trail around (note: it has some sharp turns and loose rocks so beginners might not enjoy it), which will eventually get you back to Rt 23, one mile west of the parking lot.