Jake's Rocks True Green Loop
ElevationAscent: 249' 76 m
Descent: -252' -77 m
High: 2,145' 654 m
Low: 1,963' 598 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
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“A great way to dip your toe into the trails at Jake's Rocks.”— Frank Maguire
Family Friendly Minimal climbing, few "mandatory obstacles" and options to shorten the ride make this a great loop for all ages and abilities.
The F Trail starts off with a few tight, twisty bits and a little climbing before crossing the loop road a second time. If the leaves are down, be sure to keep an eye to the right, as you should be getting some good views across the reservoir as you are about 1,000 feet above the valley floor. The trail rolls through some cool fern meadows and over some rock features, including several built optional lines. Most of the lines are easy to roll, but be prepared to wheelie drop just in case.
At about a mile and half, the trail will turn away from the reservoir and climb slightly until you cross Forest Road 160. From there, it will descend gently until you reach the intersection with H Trail and F Trail. Stay to the left to begin climbing up the G Trail to Coal Knob. Coal Knob used to have a fire tower on it, so you'll know you are getting close to the top when you pass a rundown shack that used to be the outhouse. The knob itself is one massive sandstone boulder that you'll carve across, creating a little eastern slick rock. If you look closely, you'll see the US Geological survey badge in the rock, as well as the name of the person who manned the fire tower for some period of time (long enough for him to carve his full name in 4" high letters).
After you roll through the slick rock, you'll descend the few rock gardens on the loop. They aren't too challenging, but they look extra cool as they slot through the boulders, so there is no shame in having to walk a little bit to admire them. After the rock chutes, the trail enters a fun and flowing downhill section back to the loop road. From there, it's a pretty flat traverse back to E Trail. Stay left here to return to the start.