Lower Mirkwood runs from Service Road 1900
to an intersection with Service Road 1000
and Service Road 1200
, it intersects with Mordor
at the two-thirds mark. The rolling terrain can be ridden in either direction.
From the south, climb away from the road and enter a dark forest that will get more scraggly as you pedal. This twisty singletrack tosses a lot of small challenges at riders like tight turns, bumps, roots, pedal grabbers, log lunges, and the occasional squeeze point. You'll either love or hate this demanding cross country.