This loop incorporates all portions of the trails at Westwood Park. When you enter the park, turn left to the upper parking lot. The trailhead is at the end of the parking lot on the left. A trail map is located at the trailhead. When facing the trailhead, enter to the left to begin. The trail to the right is the exit.
There are 6 splits in the trail. Signs are posted at the splits. At the first two splits, follow the Yellow Trail (intermediate) connectors. At the next four splits, follow the Red Trail (technical). The first red indicator is blazed on a tree. The last three are red arrows. There are several bypass options to eliminate steep climbs and descents, however, the bypasses are rarely ridden, nor maintained, so they are usually overgrown.
The first section on the Green Trail
is the easiest and can be ridden as a beginner loop by following green arrows. This is a fast flowy section with a few sustained downhills. At mile 1.5, the trail splits. At this point, the trail becomes noticeably more technical. The toughest sections are located in this segment. Mile 2 and 3.5 are two really fast, swooping downhills, not terribly technical, but steep sections.
At mile 2.7,3.7, and 4.1, are the three toughest climbs on the trail, Switchback Hill, and Widowmaker Climb. Switchback Hill has two tight, steep switchbacks. Widowmaker is very steep with large, slippery roots. A creek crossing is located at mile 4.3.
The trail, after crossing the creek, is the newest section. This segment will end with a tough rock garden around mile 5.4. After this section, pedal to the left on the paved road around the pond. Follow the road up the hill. At mile 5.8, the trail enters the woods to the left and becomes singletrack again. Follow this back around to the trailhead.