51.7 miles
1,886 ft
-1,886 ft
210 ft
High Point

Big mix on an adventure gravel loop. Nice views, Single and double tracks, carriage roads, rail trails, gravel, mud, and punchy/tech climbs. All doable on any rigid with 40cc tires. An extra tube/tire puncture kit is recommended.

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50mi North Shore Gravel Loop is a 52 mile popular easy route located near Topsfield Massachusetts. This gravel bike primary route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 41 trails. This route climbs 1,886 ft with a max elevation of 210 ft then descends -1,886 ft.
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More Stats for 50mi North Shore Gravel Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    20 ft
  • Altitude start
    57 ft
  • Altitude end
    56 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    19 miles
  • Distance down
    17 miles
  • Distance flat
    16 miles
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