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Nestled in a 100 acre park, the trails at Bellevue Memorial take advantage of the slopes that drain into the Jack's Run
Watershed. The terrain is an undulating mix of steep and mellow and the trail network makes good use of that. The upside are trails that ride like a roller coaster. The flip side are many technical challenges in a small space. To get the most of of your visit, ride one lap counter clockwise, then reverse. If you can do a third lap, you should be racing!
Need To Know
The trail drains well most of the year. Spring thaw can be challenging and the park should be avoided then. You can park in the Pool lot, near the tennis courts or at the bottom of the park on Jack's Run
Road. Scholl's bike shop is nearby in West View. Be alert for hikers and trail runners on some of the trail with limited sight distances.
Start on Squirrel, at the end make a right, cross a dry ravine to Falcon. Falcon is a long (for this park) climb and then descent back to the start of Falcon. Cross the ravine and proceed right down Grouse. About halfway on Grouse make left at the junction of Deer, left again up deer to Chipmunk. At the top of Chipmunk’s climb you’ll be back to the pool lot. Proceed to your right to Salamander. This trail has three segments on the same hill. At one point you'll see access to Deer, but for the first lap stay left to complete Salamander. Turn right at the end of Salamander and right again on Deer. Take Deer back to Grouse junction and make a left to complete Grouse. Turn left at the end of Grouse and climb Deer (its gravelly at this point) till you get to Jack’s Run. Make a right on Jack’s Run till you get to Deer again. At that point you’ve made a complete lap. Start back onto Grouse in reverse and ride clockwise in reverse, or mix it