“Some of Berry's finest trails; good mix of long climbs and technical downhills.”
— Luke Stubbs
This loop connects debatably the best trails that Berry has to offer. The ride starts at the trailhead for the House o' Dreams
, which has parking at the Friendship dorm.
Follow the gravel road a few miles up the mountain, which is a long gradual climb. This first climb is part of Hurtin' Gator
and the House o' Dreams
climb. At the top is the House o' Dreams
, a highlight of Berry. There is a nice view of the college and surrounding countryside, so soak it in before you begin the downhill.
If you go past the house to the swing set, there is a sign that says "Bike Trail." Follow this trail for a while, it contains some technical, rocky downhill. This segment is the House o' Dreams
At the bottom, there is a three-way fork; immediately take the sharp left to go downhill for a mile or so on a fire road. This segment is part of a trail called The Post. Once you get to the black gate, take a right onto the singletrack Reservoir Connector
and a right at the fork. This goes downhill and meets up at the reservoir.
Take a left onto the reservoir path (Mountain Goat
) and follow it until you get on the paved road past the Old Mill. Follow the road until you get to the Friendship dorm. This completes the loop.