15.6 miles
1,459 ft
-1,459 ft
1,758 ft
High Point

NMBA Beginner ride picnic loop from the pavilions at Alan Seeger - 15 miles. This will take 2 - 2.5 hrs at beginner pace

This is a easy non technical beginner loop that has a little over 600' of elevation gain across the 7 miles, consider Laurel Run Rd from Galbraith Gap has close to 800' in 3 miles, this is arguably easier. There is really only one small short rock garden to negaotiate twice near where Chestnut Springs - Upper connect to Coopers Gap Rd.

From the pavilion head left towards Alan Seeger Rd approx. 1/3 mile, keep left for 2 miles on Alan Seeger Rd, make a right onto Coopers Gap Rd with a 1.3 mile gradual climb to Dutch Alvin. Left on to and up Dutch Alvin. This then intersects Chestnut Springs and continue on Chestnut Springs - Upper out to Coopers Gap Rd. Go right along Coopers Gap Rd for 1.5 miles to the intersection with Kettle Rd and turn in left to connect to Chicken Peter. Bear left on Chicken Peter and follow this out back to Coopers Gap Rd. Turn right off Coopers Gap Rd after 0.6 miles back on to Chestnut Springs - Upper and reverse your earlier track back to the car

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Trails in Route

Alan Seeger Rd2.5 miles
Coopers Gap Rd2.6 miles
Dutch Alvin2.3 miles
Chestnut Spring2,946 ft
Chicken Peter4,114 ft


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More Stats for NMBA Picnic Beginner AS-CG mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    979 ft
  • Altitude start
    979 ft
  • Altitude end
    979 ft
  • Grade max
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  • Distance climb
    7.0 miles
  • Distance down
    7.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.3 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Chicken Peter
Aug 21, 2016 @ 7:44am
Aug 21, 2016
Alan Seeger Rd
Aug 8, 2016 @ 6:13am
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Dutch Alvin
Aug 8, 2016 @ 6:13am
Aug 8, 2016
Chestnut Spring
Dec 6, 2015 @ 5:06pm
Dec 6, 2015
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