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Locust Shade Park Full Loop

 3.0 (1)

3.7 Miles 5.9 Kilometers


60%

Singletrack

351' 107 m

Ascent

-353' -108 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

175' 53 m

High

48' 15 m

Low

Shared By Matthew Myers

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Small but fun for a quick ride.

Matthew Myers

Dogs Leashed

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Family Friendly Intermediate sized park with plenty of activities. The trails aren’t too hard and are pretty short so it would be good for young riders starting out at mountain biking.

Open from dawn until dusk.

Overview

There is a large parking area where the information post is, if you want to skip the fitness trail. The county website will tell you that the trails here are for hiking and biking, but it’s not posted anywhere at the park so just keep that in mind if someone or park staff isn’t ok with you being on the fitness trail.

Need to Know

Can wash out easily, especially at the two water crossings and on the lower doubletrack portions. I would recommend riding here after it’s been dry for a couple days and not after significant rainfall.

Description

The best way to enjoy this ride is to park at the lot with the beginning of the fitness trail.

Once on the trail take the first right and climb up the doubletrack. Descend down the doubletrack which can be pretty quick, but watch for people using the doubletrack/fitness trail portions. The bottom of the hill is flat and you'll ride back towards the entrance of the park, passing a trailhead with an information post. You can continue straight down the doubletrack or take the first right over a bridge. If you make the right first you’ll end up on the singletrack faster.

There are two loops on the singletrack, one is blue/teal blazed and the other is red blazed. If you make the first right you'll eventually end up at a stream crossing which will take a loop under the power lines near route 95 and then back down the same section of trail.

At the water crossing, you can go back the way you came or take a right which will turn back into doubletrack after a water crossing. This doubletrack will then reconnect near the information post before dumping you back onto the fitness trail. Take the first right uphill which will bring you back to the fitness trail parking area.

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