Laurel Mountain

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6.2 Miles 9.9 Kilometers


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1,580' 482 m

Ascent

-50' -15 m

Descent

4,691' 1,430 m

High

3,161' 963 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

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A gradual climb with some technical sections.

Paul Stahlschmidt

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The most popular starting location for Laurel is from FS 1206 near Yellow Gap. From this Laurel trailhead, you can ride it as an out/back, or combine it with a loop on Pilot Rock. From 1206, Laurel is a climb that doesn't really let up, but it's gradual overall.

Some sections are steep though, and the trail passes through several named gaps. There are also many short, rocky sections throughout, but for the most part, this trail traverses the contours Laurel Mountain through some amazing groves of mature Mountain Laurel.

The mountain and trail are aptly named. The first five miles gain about 1000 ft. After about 5 or 6 miles there is a major hike-a-bike; youll know when you're there. The last mile, including this section, gains over 500 feet.

The intersection with the Laurel Mountain Connector near Turkey Spring Gap will be on the left. From here, you can continue with Pilot, or turn around and enjoy a return on Laurel downhill.

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Oct 23, 2016
Hillary Rose Owens
Apr 23, 2016
Johnny Davis
Absolute blast. Rode with a Phil and Mr. Paul
Feb 15, 2016
Steve Leary
Oct 17, 2015
nathan bankston
FML! That was tiring. 6.2mi — 2h 00m
Jan 20, 2015
Will Niccolls
Great ride! Feels remote and has some great views from the multiple mountain gaps. Descending down Pilot Rock is amazeballs. 14mi
Apr 14, 2012
Ed Shehan

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