21 miles
3,946 ft
-3,948 ft
2,201 ft
High Point

This is pure Arcadia goodness. Creekside scenery, gravel climbs, fast downhills, and fire road traverses. Arcadia is a special place, and this loop shows off what it's got in all its glory.

You'll warm up on the road from your car, climb several miles of gravel, traverse a fast rolling grassy fire road to Pine Ridge Trail #15 - a fast and furious downhill that will leave you with a grin on your face. Chill out by the creek for a minute (make sure to see the old iron smelt!) before beginning the step-on-your-neck Cove Mountain climb.

Top out, then scoot along the off-camber sidecut section of the Glenwood Horse Trail to get to the next fire road traverse before bombing down Little Cove back to your car.

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More Stats for Arcadia Loop - Pine Ridge/Cove/Little Cove mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2 ft
  • Altitude min
    813 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,007 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,006 ft
  • Grade
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  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,526 ft
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