“This is the closest thing to flow you can get in Baxter.”
— Will S
This route has some really fun downhill and a few somewhat flowy sections. This makes for a nice quick ride after work.
From the Morris Loop Trail
on Morris Hunt Drive, head north on Morris Loop
along a fairly smooth trail that leads to Birkshire Loop - Morris Loop Connector
, which has a rope swing about halfway through. Then you'll cross Birkshire Heights to get to the Birkshire Loop
; take the right side of the split. At the beginning of the trail, there are two massive hills you may need to walk up; overall the trail is smooth and flowy with many ups and downs. Once you get to the top, take the Powerline Trail - Birkshire Loop Connector
which splits off to the right.
Cross Birkshire Heights again and continue on the Powerline Trail - Birkshire Loop Connector
, which is relatively flat once you get into it. At the end, there is another hill that might pose a challenge. Once you get to the intersection at the top, continue past the Powerline Trail
onto the Blue Heron Trail - Powerline Trail Connector
, which is a blast to ride down. When you get to the end of Blue Heron Trail - Powerline Trail Connector
turn right onto the Blue Heron Trail
At the end of the Blue Heron Trail
, turn left onto the McBride Hwy Trail
and continue all the way up until you reach Allison Park. Exit the park and take a right onto Founders Street, a right on Elis Way, then a left onto Settlers Heights Dr. and continue until you see a trailhead to the right. This will drop you onto Stratford Run Drive - McBride Highway Connector
which is another downhill wonder. Once you reach the end of Stratford Run Drive - McBride Highway Connector
take a left onto Powerline Trail Connector
and continue over Morris Hunt Drive until you reach the Wayback Trail
. Take a right and go around the bend and the next trail to your right will be Morris Loop
where you began.