Cacapon Big Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,043' 318 m
Descent: -1,042' -318 m
High: 1,429' 436 m
Low: 899' 274 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“A fun loop that includes both the new trails and the classic Central Trail.”— Mark Hoyle
Turn right and enjoy a fun downhill to the Batt Picnic Area. Go across the parking lot and follow the signs to Central Trail. It is a small uphill climb and then turn right on lower Central Trail. Take this trail as it flows across the mountain, and then takes a fast downhill that ends in a technical rock garden with many lines through it. This rock garden and parts of Central can also be a bit muddy in the wet season.
After the rock garden and a creek crossing, cross the paved road and go straight across and uphill following the signs for Central Trail. At the top of the hill, turn right and follow the trail downhill until you see the packed gravel cross country running trail. Turn left and follow Central Trail around the lake. Continue on the rerouted Central Trail and follow across the bridge and when you get to the paved road, turn left and go uphill. If you want a truly challenging climb, however, continue across the road to Central Trail as it climbs the steep hill and then descends. It is steep, it is rocky, and really fun if you like that sort of thing! Otherwise, for mere mortals, turn left up the paved road for a short climb. At the first gravel road with a gate, turn right and follow uphill and look for Central Trail on the left. Follow this a very short distance and turn left again on Ziler & Central Trail.
Follow this extremely fun, classic singletrack trail all the way back across the mountain until you get to its endContinue on Central Extension on 2 fun descents until it dead ends onto Boy Scout. Turn right and follow Boy Scout to where it ends on Get Down . You have been here before! This time, turn left on Get Down and get ready to get down! This trail is getting better and better as a fun downhill run back to the stream. The first downhill is just after you cross the gravel road. We are continuing to adjust and improve the flow and will eventually add berms for banked turns here! After the descent, pedal a little uphill and then turn in loose again for a second downhill run. There is a punchy, short climb at the end where the trail intersects Start Me Up , but it is not that bad. Turn right on Start Me Up and continue back to the bottom on Start Me Up
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