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Loop Trail

 5 votes

Length

2.6 Miles 4.2 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

69' 21 m

Ascent

-70' -21 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

658' 201 m

High

612' 187 m

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Singletrack with short, technical rock ledge climbs and descents that is great for laps either AM/PM

Chris Wilkins

Overview

Not suggested after rain or when damp because of caliche clay on trails. Park is open from 5 am to 10 pm.
Family Friendly: Off Leash area, Frisbee/Disc Golf, Concession, Basketball, Pier/Dock, Mixed Use Field, Pavilion, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Restroom, Scenic Overlook, Soccer Fields, Tennis, Volleyball courts for all
Dogs: Leashed

Description

This trail is short but sweet and great for setting lap times since it's less than three miles. The trail varies between a mix of hard pack with loose rocks and roots to small sections of asphalt. It's also good for night rides with a light. You'll typically pass a hiker or two and the trail is well maintained.

Starting from the parking lot, you'll cross a solid stone bottom creek that is either dry or only a few inches deep and then immediately transition up a dirt bank straight ahead. The bank can be slippery so it's good to get some speed going up it.

Stay right to complete this trail counterclockwise and immediately climb a short section of several one-foot rock ledges up a hill. Once you're past this section and at the top of the hill, the hardest climbing, which isn't much, is over. Continue on the trail and for the most part stay right when the trail forks.

The trail will be mostly flat and will enter a walking trail around play fields. Refer to the map or the MTB Project mobile app for the turnoff into the trees that will end up at another field then take you by a retention pond that you'll cross over the paved spillway.

The trail will descend through trees to the bottom of the hill at the back of the park. Beware not to overcook the back area and end up in Onion Creek. The trail will hug the shore and pass an abandoned diving platform (no swimming) and a dam past that. Prior to the dam, the trail will drop and become muddy if there was a recent rain.

There's one technical, ledge drop and then the trail turns back to the north and is a slight climb with several rock gardens. The trail will drop onto asphalt and then head back off onto to singletrack again that is moderate in speed as it winds through trees and ends back at the creek crossing.

Note: Beware when exploring or you could end up on the heavily-used disc golf course and take a disc to the head.

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May 4, 2017
Joshua Sanchez

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  3.6 from 5 votes

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