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George Mitchell Nature Preserve Ride

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.3 mile 5.3 kilometer out and back
95% Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 37' 11 m
Descent: -37' -11 m
High: 136' 41 m
Low: 120' 37 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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Trail shared by Sean Graham

A tight and twisty route through the George Mitchell Nature Preserve.

Sean Graham

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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Family Friendly This ride is doable but may be challenging for kids. If the roots and twists prove to be too much, the Mid-Loop Trail provides a "bail-out" at two points along the way.

Closed when wet. Do not ride muddy trails.

Overview

A great loop that works your bike-handling skills throughout the twists and turns of the Flintridge Bike Trail as it winds through the trees and vegetation at the George Mitchell Nature Preserve. The singletrack provides a unique experience in either direction you ride it, and it's worth trying both ways to maximize your fun and mileage!

Need to Know

The the trails at Flintridge are bi-directional trails. The singletrack is tight and twisty with vegetation growing very close to the trail, leaving some corners blind. Make sure you announce yourself before entering corners with speed.

Description

From the parking area, head south along the wide and easy Fitness Loop Trail. If traveling clockwise, as mapped, turn left at the split and then look for the start of the singletrack very soon on the right.

The Flintridge Bike Trail takes riders through a few preliminary twists before it crosses over the Mid-Loop Trail. Now that you're properly warmed-up, the root-laden singletrack begins an endless series of snaking twists and turns. Where the trail begins to circle back toward the trailhead it crosses the other end of the Mid-Loop Trail. There's just a mile more of singletrack before the Flintridge Bike Trail ends at the Fitness Loop Trail.

You can head to the right and then turn back to the parking area. But the singletrack you just completed is equally fun in the opposite direction and it's like riding a whole new course. It's well worth turning around and tackling the roots and turns in the counter-clockwise direction. If at the other end you don't feel like you've gotten a good workout, then you weren't riding hard enough.

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May 10, 2020
Damian Trudell
Dry 2.7mi
Nov 3, 2019
Gustavo Merino
2.6mi — 10h 13m
May 2, 2019
Sean Leonard
90% dry 2.5mi — 0h 30m
Dec 1, 2018
Richard Crossman
3.3mi
Sep 1, 2018
Donald Tadlock
awesome 5.5mi
Jun 1, 2018
Mansoor Hussain
May 9, 2018
Julio R
First time on this bike trail. Just started with the sport. Great Spot. 3mi — 0h 32m
May 6, 2018
Carlos González

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  4.0 from 21 votes

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Tight singletrack.
Oct 26, 2016 near The Woo…, TX

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