This ride connects several fire roads to make a scenic tour of Roth Rock State Forest.
To access this ride, start at Laurel Run Rd
, one of the main linking roads in Rothrock State Forest. This forest road starts with a gradual three-mile climb followed by an eight-mile descent to Whipple Dam.
Continue past the dam and head straight at the multiple road junctions to Greenlee Rd
. This six mile or so road starts off easy enough and then slowly increases in climbing requirements with a nice kicker in the last mile up to the Gettis Ridge Rd Trail
Stay right on Gettis Ridge Rd Trail
and enjoy a descent to Wampler Rd
, a short, one-mile, flat route that has a great viewpoint near the intersection with Bear Meadows Rd
Stay left on Bear Meadows Rd
and settle in for a climb back to the north. Bear left at a junction with Croyle Run Trail
and then take a right when you reach Bear Gap Rd
. From here, the route is mostly downhill with one climb before you reach the trailhead and the beginning of the ride.