Boy Scout Loop
ElevationAscent: 140' 43 m
Descent: -135' -41 m
High: 1,382' 421 m
Low: 1,242' 378 m
GradeAvg 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
Family Friendly Fewer rocks than any other Cacapon trails.
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.