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Johnson T. Janes Park Loop

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Length

1.9 Miles 3.0 Kilometers


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Singletrack

Elevation

84' 26 m

Ascent

-84' -26 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

654' 199 m

High

590' 180 m

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A fun tour of this under-appreciated, in-town riding option that's an excellent options for beginners!

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Overview [Suggest Changes]

Special Urban Deer Archery/Crossbow Season. This season, which may be implemented within incorporated limits of a city, town or village, opens 21 days prior to the opening of the statewide deer archery season and closes on the last day in December. Hikers/Bikers are cautioned to stay on marked trails during this time.
Needs an overview and some underlying trails added.
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Family Friendly: Mostly flat loop with some challenging climbs and occasional features. Omit the power line climb and Pappas trail for a super beginner friendly ride.

Description [Suggest Changes]

Once you have entered the park, the system starts with a nice warm-up on Newell Trail and easy gravel trail a short ways before turning right onto Colombo (another gravel trail).

A tenth of a mile along Colombo, enter Dean on the left. Dean offers a slight elevation change and some views of the wetlands contained within the park. There can be some drainage issues on the upper section, so be mindful of the trail conditions. You'll exit Dean and cross Colombo again; as you cross Colombo, the trail becomes Albright. After a brief climb and a few rocky features you'll come to a power line clearing; keep following Albright to the right.

Albright becomes Underwood; take this trail and follow it onto Allmen to catch the entrance to Pappas (left across the drainage). The Pappas Trail is a short climb to a benched cut sidehill over rocky terrain. This is a relatively scenic section with the trail winding above and below an impressively large slab of rock. The Pappas trail is beginner friendly, but it does contain tight singletrack on a steep hillside. If this is not in your comfort zone, continue on Allmen until you catch Gainer instead.

Coming off Pappas you'll cross Allmen and enter directly into Gainer. Gainer features a very short climb to a fun downhill and rock garden. Gainer will exit left onto Newell and returns you to the park trailhead.

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Sep 30, 2017
Matt Bortell
Aug 14, 2017
Mike Stidham

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in West Virginia

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