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Sidewinder Loop (Zippy Do Dah)

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (2)

This trail has plenty of bends and tight turns with some steep spots and a creek crossing.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Singletrack

1,454' 443 m

High

1,296' 395 m

Low

53' 16 m

Up

158' 48 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

The best was to access this trail is by taking the Main Loop to the east from the parking area. Parts of this section are steep with some tight turns. The creek crossing can be a little tricky if the water is high from lots of rain but it is usually not bad at all. It has a nice, flat rock base and a pretty good entry and exit dug into the banks that are not very steep. It gets used enough so that the rocks are not slick.

The climb is not too bad once you get past the switchback. After it flattens out, there is a tricky valley that is steep and full of roots on the climbing side. There is an off-shoot that will go left shortly after the valley, if you take it you'll bypass a hill climb.

I would suggest you go right and when you hit the doubletrack you can choose to go down it or basically go straight across for a nice and much more interesting descending ride.

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Land Manager: County of Venango, PA

Shared By:

Jeremy W.

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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#188

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Coming up out of one of the larger valleys... riding the race loop in clockwise direction (backwards).
Aug 31, 2016 near Oil City, PA
Creek crossing first person crest cam.
Jul 22, 2016 near Oil City, PA
First valley, hard to tell how steep it really is and the other side has some tough roots.
Jul 22, 2016 near Oil City, PA
The creek crossing at the bottom of the first descent.
Jul 22, 2016 near Oil City, PA

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Nov 10, 2019
Luc Alan
WET
Jul 27, 2019
Lori Merriman
Aug 12, 2017
Jeremy W.
The race this year was great with good trails and nice weather 15.2mi — 3h 00m
Jul 15, 2017
Jeremy W.
11.5mi — 2h 45m
Aug 13, 2016
Cameron Whitmire
Race was great placed 3rd in class