This is a great route if you want milage without taking the Border Trail
to it's entirety and you don't mind some doubletrack along with two hikes.
The Border Trail
has some creek crossings and very steep hikabike sections.
See each trails individual description for all of the nitty gritty details. This ride starts out at one of the lower elevations. It begins on Fireman's Trail
which from this point is pretty much downhill, this leads into a nice climb up Broken Arrow
From there it's a fast descent down Half Pipe 1
to a left turn onto Brian's Trail
. Take Brian's Trail
and head for the top of the hill to Half Pipe 2
which is more in the woods and where you'll find some skinnies and logs to ride over.
From here it's mostly downhill with some berms, logs and roots to keep you hanging on, at the end of Half Pipe 2
you reconnect with Brian's Trail
and head for Buck Run
trail. Follow Buck Run
to Tear Drop Trail
then take the Tear Drop Loop
to get you around the top of the hill. You'll eventually reconnect with Tear Drop Trail
heading the other direction and continue past the water tank to the Border Trail
Hang a left onto the Border Trail
and ride out of the valley to the pinnacle and begin the fast descent of the hill that leads into a tight left hander. Continue for some more downhill leading to another fast suspension collapsing left that shoots you up an incline. Once on top, you descend again with a hand full of brake and a splash through the creek at the bottom. Here you'll more than likely dismount to get up the hill in front of you or you can take Hunsicker Valley Trail
as an alternate.
Climb back on your bike and head down the flowy wide Border Trail
to another descent across water and an immediate incline where you find yourself crossing the North Range Utility road and continuing up a steep incline on the Border Trail
, once at the top the trail has few rolling elevation changes before you turn left and ascend Buck Run
This part of Buck Run
is steeper and will get you to the part you previously rode, this time make a left at the end of Buck Run
and take Tear Drop Trail
to Broken Arrow
. Descend on Broken Arrow
hooting and hollering.
When you get to the bottom make a right onto Fireman's Trail
, where you find a nice, short, fast downhill that has a few rollers that you might be able to double, once at the bottom take a quick break and turn around following Fireman's Trail
to where you started. The End