The Rockland Full Tour Loop is the sizeable mega loop through Rockland that hits all the choice trails. Follow the map kiosks in order from M1-M12 to unlock this incredible ride!
Strap in because you are in for a good time. The Rockland XC Loop includes all of the major trails in Rockland Preserve. To start, park at the Route 79 parking lot and start climbing the East Loop
up to kiosk M12.
From there, head up the hill toward "Summit Station" and Waterfall Pass
. After this, start in on Thunderdome
on the other side of the access road. You'll get a quick taste of the fun available on the trail before you split off onto Dirt Church
after the second road crossing.
packs in a few dugout sections, small tabletops, and a technical rock ride in the short distance before the next road crossing. Once across the road, the speed increases through berms and table tops. Keep a lookout for Cold Feet
, as you'll want to hang a right on it well before Dirt Church
This will lead back to the access road, turn to the right to begin pedaling counter-clockwise. Before you've gone half way around the circle, turn left on Thunderdome
(at kiosk M3) to rejoin that trail just before the start of Dirt Church
. This time, though, keep straight and ride the remaining tabletops, rocks challenges, and log rides Thunderdome
has to offer.
Next, knock out the more difficult downhills, faster berms, and bigger tabletops on Beyond Thunderdome
. Once all this rocking fun is over, get ready to earn some more turns with the climb up The Darkside
. Fortunately, The Darkside
is an interesting climbing trail with lots of options before it ends at kiosk M5.
On the opposite side of the road is the start of Bambi
. Follow this gradual climb to the log-roll at the intersection of MAG-5
and Bee Line
. You'll want to take MAG-5
on the right for two plus miles of the area's most challenging terrain. There's plenty of options along with steep climbs and descents along rock-lined ridges.
After you've finished the fun battle with MAG-5
, climb south on the Rockland Trail to ride the first half of Bambi
again. Back at the log-roll intersection, head onto the easy going Bee Line
trail to cross over the Old Crooked Hill Trail. Just ahead is the start of the Erratica Trail
(at kiosk M9).
The Erratica Trail
is another easy trail that has many more-difficult options as it follows over rolling terrain. Near the end is a particularly good feature at the Brown Mounds pump-line (experts only, beginner option to the left). At the end, turn left on the Old Crooked Hill Trail to get back to kiosk M11.
The ride is starting to wind down, but don't worry, the good times aren't over. Find the new Rishy
trail to revel in some winding singletrack fun as you pedal back. Before Rishy
is over, look for the East Loop Connector
on the right to head back to the East Loop
which will take you winding back down to the parking lot. Congratulations, you've just done the Rockland XC Loop!