Raceway Woods

 13 votes

4.5 Miles 7.3 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

323' 98 m

Ascent

-322' -98 m

Descent

897' 273 m

High

775' 236 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

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A small, fun loop of trails that each have their own distinct character.

Leslie Kehmeier

Overview

Raceway is a small trail system of about 5 miles which, when ridden in a figure eight, easily yields 10 miles (both ways) of fun trail without feeling that you are riding the same trail. The route described is a shorter ride, covering most of the loops in a counter-clockwise direction.
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Description

Start on Serpentine, heading north and climbing gradually on contouring trail that meanders through big forest. Just after the high point, the trail starts to descend, turning back to the south.

Stay right on Kerry Forest and dive into the trees. The route becomes much more technical as it goes through a series of tight turns and a narrow corridor down to the creek.

Cross the bridge and bear right to start a climb on Creek Loop. It's fairly short, but pretty steep. At the top, the route levels out and rolls into an open area, crossing an old piece of pavement. Continue straight onto the newest trail at Raceway Woods, Loop 4.

The route jumps back into the woods and comes to an optional line, go right for the easier trail. Stay left for a short series of g-outs. After the options come back together, the trail breaks out again into the open. From here, the trail winds through a big field of tall grasses and shrubs before starting a winding descent back to the Creek Loop.

After crossing the creek, another fun descent awaits. You'll be back in the big forest and flowing over plenty of rollers and berms on the way back to the Bridge Down Run connector.

Stay left to do the last big climb of the ride. At the top, peel off to ride Serpentine in reverse back to the Racewood Woods trailhead and the beginning of the ride.

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