“This loop hits all the high points and is great for someone getting started but wanting to grow.
— Arthur Cain
Start with a short section of Ridge Trail
that stays mostly level, and then divert left along the pipeline. Re-enter the woods on the right on the Pipeline Trail
. This descent will be the most technically challenging part of this loop for a beginner, as there are some rocks to ride over or avoid.
Follow the Pipeline Trail
through a variety of surface types until it heads down to the river. Instead, turn left on Ridge Trail
, and then again on Window Trail
when Ridge Trail
turns to the river as well. Take the scenic Window Trail
along the ridge, then take Rock Oak Trail
when it branches off to the right. Ignore the Bear Wallow Trail and take Rock Oak Trail
as it turns into a gravel access road and climbs up a hill. This will be the most demanding ascent. At the four-way intersection at the top of the hill, take Pipeline Trail
back to the trailhead.