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Grindstone Lake Trail Extended

 4.3 (15)

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

Conditions


All Clear 21 days ago
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The most extended loop around Grindstone Lake.

Tobias Mueller

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

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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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
Aug 24, 2018
Rick Wellborn
Jul 2, 2018
Chris Black
May 10, 2018
Chris Killer
Mar 25, 2018
Frank Skimahorn
Was perfect. Rode counter clockwise. The DH section somewhat techie.
Mar 10, 2018
Tony Reyes
Surface in great condition but three or four trees have fallen across trail in various locations.
Jan 20, 2018
Emilio Araujo

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  4.3 from 15 votes

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#17

in New Mexico

#895

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