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Grindstone Lake Trail Extended

 9 votes

Length

11.7 Miles 18.9 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

Elevation

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

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The most extended loop around Grindstone Lake.

Tobias Mueller

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 20, 2018
Emilio Araujo
Jan 2, 2018
Aaron D
Nov 9, 2017
Jay Vee
11.7mi
Aug 28, 2017
John Mark Stiles
The first half is up hill with a lot of switch backs. Once you get to the top u have some pretty sweet views of the lake and the casino half way down 12mi — 4h 00m
Aug 11, 2017
Jonathan Mulle
Apr 8, 2017
Anthony Gauna
All clear!

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  4.4 from 9 votes

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