4,134 ft
50 ft
-52 ft
818 ft
High Point

If you are new to singletrack mountain biking, then we recommend you start with this loop. Go up the double track / hiking trail and then back on a couple other easier trails for a loop that is just under a mile. The first climb up the hiking trail is the worst for steep and roots, no shame in walking, after that it gets much easier. We hope to repair that section of trail this coming summer.

All trails are two-way directional, except the black diamond jump trails in the back.

Expert riders can ride the trails however they want - us locals all have different favorite loops Smile We're hoping to add a little more trail and make more cohesive loops in the near future.


Detailed Description
Beginner Loop is a 4,134 ft moderately popular easy route located near Pella Iowa. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 50 ft with a max elevation of 818 ft then descends -52 ft.
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More Stats for Beginner Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -3 ft
  • Altitude min
    787 ft
  • Altitude start
    799 ft
  • Altitude end
    797 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,457 ft
  • Distance down
    1,588 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,086 ft
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