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16.9 mile 27.3 kilometer loop


Ascent: 1,052' 321 m
Descent: -1,045' -318 m
High: 624' 190 m
Low: 241' 74 m


Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)


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Fast and Flowy Trail system with tough climbs and great payoffs.

Joe Jacobs

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Hikers, Runners and Mountain Bikers only.


A fast draining trail built to IMBA standards. Nicely bermed turns with some drops of varying difficulty. Used for several off-road events including cross-country races and XTERRA events.

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Camping very nearby plus Iron Mountain Lodge and Marina has cabin rentals less than a mile from most of the trail heads, and the nearby DeGray Lake Resort State Park has a nice lodge and restaurant facility along with lakeside camping opportunities.


Lots of switchbacks with occasional rock gardens of intermediate difficulty. When not in the rock gardens, the trail is nice and flowy most of the way. There are nice views of the lake from several locations.

This is a growing trail section with two phases done and a phase three starting soon that will take riders close to the lake. There are also plans for a phase four if funding holds out.

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Apr 10, 2019
Chris Taylor
Mar 30, 2019
Rodney Skyles
did blue trail from red. about 3 miles. going right on white trail. a lot of trees down on blue after burn. 3mi
Mar 23, 2019
Francisco Ponce
Mar 16, 2019
Jason Stovall
Feb 24, 2019
Chad Soles
Just rained previous two days and trail drain off really well, no mud. Only rode the green and orange trail. Fun stuff 9.8mi — 2h 30m
Oct 21, 2018
Leslie Lewellen
Oct 12, 2018
Richard Schmiedeke
Western sections great! Eastern sections very worn with some very technical sections which should be rated at least blue/black overall with some black
Sep 11, 2018
Stephen Paulson
TWO flats and gear issues! Haha! 6.1mi

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  4.6 from 36 votes


  4.6 from 36 votes
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Great trails! I rode the orange, white and blue sections (not very technical). This has been the best maintained trail I have experienced in the state (flowy). Nice views of the lake. Orange and blue trails are a bit near roads so they may not give you the total deep woods feel (no cars present). Great trails to ride to transition your skills form green circle to blue square! Jan 2, 2017
Really enjoy riding here on our way to and from wintering in Texas. Great trails, great camping! Apr 21, 2017
After a rough day prior on the Leavitt trail, I rode the orange, gray and the fit of the blue trails today. Orange Trail had a tree over the front of it but other than that I love these trails. Very fast and flowing but nothing to kill you, nothing to make your heart flutter your chest Jul 3, 2017

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