1.4 miles
Distance
612 ft
Climb
-463 ft
Descent
518 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, DJ
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    October to February
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking

Words by the guys at McMurdo Station:

The Ob Hill Loop trail takes you out to Cape Armitage and around the back side of Observation Hill (see Ob Hill trail description) via a land route. Peace and solitude are experienced as you approach Cape Armitage from either direction.

Route
The Ob Hill Loop trail begins with a road walk at either end. You can access the trail from the road to Scott Base (just off the road as it begins a climb towards Ob Hill) or you may access by walking past Crary and the Helo Pad, across the pedestrian bridge and then by following the road as it climbs back up towards Ob Hill.

The trail is 1.37 miles long and the total loop distance is 2.7 miles. The trail can be walked in either direction with a steep climb as you approach the side slope behind Ob Hill. Care should be used if snow has covered the trail particularly in this area. The trail is marked by red sleeved bamboo poles.

Current Hazards
There is a steep side slope behind Ob Hill. Snow collects on the trail and can cause hazardous footing. Please report any trail hazards. The trail is located where lichens and other small plant life grows in the summer months. To minimize environmental impact users should remain on the designated trail at all times.

Access Info

You can access the trail from the road to Scott Base (just off the road as it begins a climb towards Ob Hill) or you may access by walking past Crary and the Helo Pad, across the pedestrian bridge and then by following the road as it climbs back up towards Ob Hill.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Observation Hill Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    149 ft
  • Altitude min
    38 ft
  • Altitude start
    353 ft
  • Altitude end
    502 ft
  • Grade
    1.961%
  • Grade max
    -32.527%
  • Grade min
    32.797%
  • Distance climb
    4,374 ft
  • Distance down
    3,190 ft
  • Distance flat
    57 ft
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