DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
364 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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mountain biking
3 months ago

Completed this trail on 04 July 18. The current map shows a start point from the main town of Mantua - but there is a parking area near the stream running south from the reservoir with a paved parking lot and restrooms that is a better spot. Just follow the dike road and you will run right into it.

The ride is fun. Pretty steady climb to the spot where the loop begins to descend (about 2/3 of the total). The decent is the most technical portion of the ride - described as a "roller coaster" by my riding companion. There are three additional spur loops that tie into the main trail. No shade to speak of, can be dusty. There are some benches and tables around mile 1.5 and 2 of the main loop.