7.5 miles
Distance
1,962 ft
Climb
-1,952 ft
Descent
5,251 ft
High Point

This loop is the best way to ride Eddye McClure Trail and explore the eastern end of the South Hills. It puts the switchbacks on the climbing leg and the more open straightaways on the descending leg.

To make it a loop, park at the pullout near the junction of South Hills Road and Lime Kiln Road. There is a small trailhead here which leads up to the junction of Eddye McClure West with Eddye McClure East. To ride the route shown here, don't take this trailhead, but ride Lime Kiln Road to nearly the top of Martinez Gulch Road. Take a right in the open meadow near the top, and ride west towards Mount Ascension and the start of the singletrack. Ride the 2006 Trail north towards Eddye McClure West. When you meet the Martinez Gulch Road again, there is a short climb to Eddye McClure East.

Eddye McClure East ends in a parking lot on the far eastern end of Martinez Gulch Road. Take a left turn on South Hills Drive to return to your vehicle.

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Eddye McClure Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,602 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,625 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,634 ft
  • Grade
    0.025%
  • Grade max
    -49.458%
  • Grade min
    47.922%
  • Distance climb
    3.7 miles
  • Distance down
    3.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,095 ft
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
2006 Trail
Jan 3, 2017 @ 8:45am
Jan 3, 2017
Some parts snow bikable, but also hike-a-bike where wind has drifted over the trail.
Mt Ascension Loop
Dec 5, 2016 @ 12:00pm
Dec 5, 2016
4+ inches of snow ends the 2016 dirt season. reporter
Eddye McClure East
Dec 5, 2016 @ 12:00pm
Dec 5, 2016
4+ inches of snow ends the 2016 dirt season. reporter
Entertainment Trail
Dec 5, 2016 @ 12:00pm
Dec 5, 2016
4+ inches of snow ends the 2016 dirt season. reporter
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