Twisted Furnace Ride
ElevationAscent: 2,166' 660 m
Descent: -2,166' -660 m
High: 2,005' 611 m
Low: 1,010' 308 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“A great ride with long climbs rewarded with technical singletrack.”— Jonathan Cox
Once you are on MFH, it will stay mellow for a little bit before turning into a challenging, switchback-y downhill. Sooner or later, you'll cross a small fire road and will really get to open it up. At the end of My Favorite Huck, go straight down another gravel road and turn right at the bottom after the bridge on Grave Ridge Trail. This will lead you to a short, but steep climb that leads you up to a logged area offering great views of the forest. At the top, turn left onto a steep ATV trail (Logging Road Connector), which eds up at 233. Here's where the sufferfest begins.
Cross the road onto Dead Woman's Hollow Road. This logging road is only two miles long but has considerable elevation gain along with some pain.
After you have endured Dead Woman's, ride along the ridge on 3 Mile Trail. This technical trail starts with undulation but eventually turns downhill. At the end, turn right and grind out a punchy climb to the top of Woodrow Road. After this, descend Woodrow Road to 233. If you are looking for a harder way to get down, some steep, gnarly trails are just east of Woodrow.
At the bottom, pick up the Community Trail - Logsled Connector for a little ways and continue to the right toward Logsled Trail (Bendersville ATV trail). This is much more mellow than Dead Woman's and is the last climb on the loop. At the top, turn left onto Piney Mtn Ridge Road, and you'll be at the parking lot in no time.