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Bruffey and the Boys

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Length

5.7 Miles 9.2 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

Elevation

431' 131 m

Ascent

-427' -130 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

3,654' 1,114 m

High

3,376' 1,029 m

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Combines two loops to make a fun, easy/intermediate ride.

Steve Jones

Overview

Check for dates for local hunting seasons.
This is probably the easiest, fun ride at Cranberry. The route takes riders through forested terrain with a few gulley crossings and uses short sections of roads to link together two fine loops.
Features: -none-
Family Friendly: Most easy riding, wide trails.
Dogs: Off-leash

Need to Know

Water, maps and restrooms available at the Nature Center.

Description

Start your ride at the Cranberry Nature Center on Hwy 39/55. From there, head north out of the parking lot across Hwy 39, to an intersection with 150, go left on Bruffey Reserve Trail #280, then right on Charles Creek Trail #260 before the grassy opening.

Ride to the next intersection and make a left to continue on Charles Creek Trail #260, note the foundations of the old prison. Then take the next left to continue on Charles Creek Trail #260 until it reaches the road. Head right for a short distance to the entrance to the Thomas Reserve Trail #275. This short trail delivers fun sweeping turns and some easy descents on a wide tread make this a fun option for new and experienced riders. Watch for a creek crossing after the steepest descent.

Go left on the wide Cowpasture Trail #253 for a short distance till it ends on FSR #102. Turn left again to follow the road down to Hwy 39, on the other side Bruffey Reserve Trail #280 climbs through the trees to meet Pocahontas Trail #263. Make a left to arrive back at the Nature Center.

History & Background

You'll pass through an old prison site on Charles where some steps and bits of foundations remain. Spartacus, the book, was written there.

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