“A clockwise outer loop of Moosic Mountain with challenging climbs and fun descents.”
— Chris Lucas
This loop starts at the secondary parking lot off of Route 247, in order to end with the combined downhills on Blueberry Trail
and Bruised Ego Trail
. The scenery is unique and the riding top notch. A very technical ascent makes for a challenging but slow ride. Overall, this is rated black diamond because it is strenuous going up, but downhill on Blueberry especially is more of a blue (intermediate) trail.
Need to Know
This is a great ride with several bailout points or options to shorten the loop or mix it up.
Head up the hill and look for the start of Gene's Trail
on the left. Expect some tough sections and a lot of exposed rock with great traction along this challenging climb. Next, it's best to take High Voltage
for another involved climb that allows riders to avoid the brutal push up the power line road. Before High Voltage
ends, look for the start of the Water Fall Loop
on your left. Both of these trails can stay quite wet, so you may have to tackle the powerline road if it's been raining recently.
The Water Fall Loop
is made up of a main section and the additional Water Fall Loop Extension
. For the quickest route to the downhills on Blueberry Trail
stick with the main loop as mapped. But you could also add the extension and even The White Birches Trail if you wanted some more mileage.
provides a fun descent over smooth and winding singletrack through, you guessed it, blueberries. The very bottom of the trail rolls over some rock slabs that make for interesting scenery. If you visit in the fall, the colors on this trail are fantastic. At the end of Blueberry Trail
turn left onto the road and then take an immediate right onto Bruised Ego Trail
. There's a little pedaling in the middle, but overall another fun trail that will bring you back to where you started.