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Grindstone Lake Trail Extended

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11.7 Miles 18.9 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

1,158' 353 m

Ascent

-1,163' -355 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

7,899' 2,408 m

High

6,918' 2,109 m

Low

Shared By Tobias Mueller

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Minor Issues 51 days ago
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The most extended loop around Grindstone Lake.

Tobias Mueller

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

Starting at the parking grounds, head onto Grindstone Lake Trail (counterclockwise). After 2,5 kilometers, turn onto the Alfred Hale Connector up to the top, before rejoining the Grindstone Mesa Loop trail (also counterclockwise), flowing into the Grindstone Ridge Connector.

At the branch following Grindstone Ridge Connector, turn right down the final section of the Grindstone Lake Trail that winds down to the Grindstone Lake Trail. The last few hundred meters is the Fisherman's Trail back up to the parking ground.

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Open to hikers.

Description

Except for the last few hundred meters, it is a complete singletrack loop that contains nearly everything: smooth and rough passages, rocks, plant roots, steep turns, flowing curves, lighter and heavy uphill, fast downhill sections and a few little bumps. What I like the most is that the whole loop is rideable - you'll never have to push your bike.

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Jan 30, 2019
Joey Atkins
Dec 23, 2018
Felix Diaz
Nov 24, 2018
Tim Rodgers
Excellent conditions, one log fall on Mesa Loop Trail. Pretty good size rock gardens with some rocks 8"+ along different part of trail system. 12.1mi
Nov 3, 2018
samuel stroud
Sep 23, 2018
Aaron Mehner
Absolutely gorgeous singletrack that is a must ride for anyone within a reasonable radius (I drove 4 hours from Lubbock, TX). Recently updated! 11.5mi — 1h 45m
Aug 24, 2018
Rick Wellborn
Jul 2, 2018
Chris Black
May 10, 2018
Chris Killer

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  4.3 from 18 votes

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