“A bit technical and easy to lose your way on the trail as the "Bike Trail" blazes start becoming scarce.”
— Justin Bristol
This loop is located within Bear Mountain State Park, which makes this a nice micro-bikepacking experience as you can camp within the park after your ride!
The loop leans on the Appalachian Trail at times so keep an eye out for hikers, joggers, pets, etc. In terms of wildlife, you'll see lots of deer, birds, and occasionally snakes. Expect rock gardens galore. The elevation is 923 feet total, so be prepared to climb or carry your bike at times.