7 miles
Distance
1,013 ft
Climb
-1,027 ft
Descent
2,731 ft
High Point

From Lake Imaging Parking Lot this is one of our favourites!! You'll start up Lake Imaging Road, passing the exit of Ridgeline on your L. Once you go past the fishing lake look to your left for the rocky entrance to Jim Branch Trail. If you are feeling invincible try to clear the rock garden climb by staying straight up the rock armouring. Want a slightly easier way around? Take a quick Left to bypass this techy climb and you will merge on the same trail again after a little climb.
At the top of Jim Branch you will veer to the right and climb up Isaac Heath staying right on Locust and hitting Hilltop's sweet swoopy single track. Coming out of the forest at the horse tie out, hike on down to Grassy Creek Falls if you haven't seen it yet, grab a couple of photos and continue downhill to the right and then making a left to climb up Buck Forest Road. Take a left on White Pine and another Left on Hooker Creek Trail before popping out at the intersection with Ridgeline where you will go left for a short climb prior to the ripping downhill of Ridgeline. This trail never gets old and it seems to get better each time you ride it- learning it's unique flow. At the bottom a quick right will take you back to the parking lot!

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for #3- JimBranch/Locus/Hilltop/Hooker/Ridgeline -Roam Fest East Crankjoy Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,307 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,331 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,317 ft
  • Grade
    -0.036%
  • Grade max
    -23.101%
  • Grade min
    25.343%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,994 ft
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Ridgeline
      Jan 9, 2019 @ 6:33am
      Jan 9, 2019
      DuPont re-opened on Jan 7th, 2018
      Hilltop
      Jan 1, 2019 @ 11:30am
      Jan 1, 2019
      Locust
      Jan 1, 2019 @ 11:30am
      Jan 1, 2019
      Jim Branch
      Nov 1, 2018 @ 8:48am
      Nov 1, 2018
      White Pine
      Oct 28, 2018 @ 8:40am
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