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Gravel Road Trail

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0.8 Miles 1.2 Kilometers


Doubletrack

32' 10 m

Ascent

-45' -14 m

Descent

1,642' 500 m

High

1,597' 487 m

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2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Unknown

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A short easy gravel path to the old fire tower.

Zack Butler

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The gravel road is rather self-explanatory. It runs from the end of the paved park road (go around the gate) to the fire tower. Along the way, it intersects the Bog Trail, the South Plateau Loop, the Fire Tower Trail, and the Family Bike Trail. The South Plateau Loop overlaps with it for the majority of it. Shortly after crossing the Fire Tower Trail, it forks: the left fork is the South Plateau Loop and the right fork is the continuation of the Gravel Road Trail up the ridge to the old fire tower.

This entire trail is gravel, but there are a few sections with drainage issues that may contain some standing water after significant rains and there is also a section with a rather sandy base that tends to throw cyclists off balance. The elevation change is minimal, and the worst of it is at the end. If it gets to be too much, there are several covered rest shelters along the trail overlooking the valley. Needless to say, this trail is an easy shot with nice views.

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