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greenBlue Boy Scout Loop

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1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer loop
100% Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 140' 43 m
Descent: -135' -41 m
High: 1,382' 421 m
Low: 1,242' 378 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (7°)

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A fast, fun, relatively smooth (for Cacapon) loop that is great for newer mountain bikers or for hot laps.

Mark Hoyle

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Family Friendly Fewer rocks than any other Cacapon trails.

Cacapon only closes trails two times per year for a controlled hunt: November 5-7 & November 12-14. Please do not use the trails during these times.

Overview

A loop that starts and ends at the Mountain Biking Hub for the park: the Batt Picnic Area. This fun loop has a gentle climb and fast, smooth downhill.

Need to Know

In the warm season, there are port-a-potties at the Batt Picnic Area. The trails on the Boy Scout Loop dry out quickly and drain well. There is only one wet spot to be aware of toward the top of Giddy-Up Trail when it has been raining.

Description

This trail has something for everyone. Want a trail in Cacapon with the least amount of rocks? Got it. Want a trail that has less, more gentle climbing? Got it. Want a loop that is not too long for less experienced riders or kids? Got it. Want to warm up before a bigger ride, tack on a fun loop at the end, or just run some hot, fast laps? Got it!

Boy Scout Loop starts and ends in the mountain biking hub for the park: Batt Picnic Area. There is ample parking here and it is simply beautiful. From this starting point, you can access all Cacapon trails easily.

For the loop, start out on Start Me Up at the bike repair stand and future location of the map kiosk. From there, travel 100 feet or so to the first intersection. Do not follow Start Me Up across the paved road, but instead turn right, and follow Boy Scout to the right. This trail gently climbs uphill and has some nice scenery. Be sure to see the waterfall when you make a turn by the stream and begin a climb up a sweet bench-cut section of the trail. The waterfall usually runs except during normally dry months: July-September.

When Boy Scout comes to a T intersection, turn right onto Get-On-Up and follow the smooth section of this trail to where it comes to another T intersection. The last 50 feet of Get-On-Up has the steepest climb on the loop, so push on through because it will be all downhill from the intersection with Giddy-Up Trail.

Turn right on Giddy-Up Trail and put a smile on your face because the real fun begins now. On your first time down, be sure to scope out the trail because there are some speed-slowing turns in the middle so that you don't hit light speed. Also, in the middle, you'll cross Central Extension. Continue straight and follow Giddy-Up Trail to the right at the fire pit above the parking lot area back to the start.

History & Background

Giddy-Up Trail used to be a horse path to the ridge. It is steep, but the smoothest way to the top.

Contacts

Local Club: Winchester Wheelmen

Dec 27, 2015: test

Feb 21, 2013: Google Groups

Feb 21, 2013: Join the Wheelmen

Land Manager: WV State Parks - Cacapon Resort State Park

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Jan 4, 2019
jeff taylor
Great beginner trail. Also fun to take back to the Batt picnic area after finishing your fast downhill on Giddy Up. 1.3mi

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