9.0 miles
Distance
2,039 ft
Climb
-2,039 ft
Descent
1,601 ft
High Point

This is an excellent loop, that has a bit of everything. Starting off with some of the best climbing trails around, which get you almost too the top. Once at the radio tower you start the Maple Syrup trail, which starts off steep with some fun rock faces. The trail has lots of punchy climbing bits and changes between techy and flowy several times. Then you continue down the mountain on Solar Coaster which is a bit more XC with some climbs, but has some fast downhill sections.

This loop will take most groups between 2-3 hours.

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Maple Advanced Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    390 ft
  • Altitude start
    404 ft
  • Altitude end
    404 ft
  • Grade max
    -47.129%
  • Grade min
    34.426%
  • Distance climb
    4.3 miles
  • Distance down
    3.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.4 miles
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)
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151024 Ted
151024 Ted
3:13 | 241 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 29, 2015
Mostly Ted following me down the bottom part of Maple Sugar.
15124 ReedMatt
15124 ReedMatt
3:48 | 105 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 29, 2015
Mostly Reed and Matt following me down the bottom part of mm.
151024 Maple Syrup 1
151024 Maple Syrup 1
3:36 | 134 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 25, 2015
Mostly following Reed, Matt, Jon.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Maple Syrup
Oct 22, 2016 @ 9:11pm
Oct 22, 2016
Tree down across top section of trail.
Solar Coaster
May 23, 2016 @ 10:49pm
May 23, 2016
Signage needs work but trail mostly in good shape.
Maple Climb Trail
May 23, 2016 @ 10:48pm
May 23, 2016
Trail in excellent condition. Ongoing work by crew keeps it very rideable.
Solar Coaster
Apr 5, 2015 @ 10:03pm
Apr 5, 2015
fair bit of mud and puddles in spots, some slippery roots.
Logger's Lane
Apr 5, 2015 @ 10:03pm
Apr 5, 2015
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