1.1 miles
83 ft
-86 ft
1,753 ft
High Point

This is an introductory loop to the trails at Dewey. This loop follows the flattest and least technical trails on the mountain.

Start by heading up the lodge. Bear left on candy land- a wide ski trail. Follow this out and around - you can add on the newer trails Monopoly and Boulderdash for additional mileage - and then connect with Operation.

Cut over toward the center of the mountain on Backgammon, which is the most technical part of the ride. Then finish on twister.

This route is suitable for children and beginners so long as they are comfortable with singletrack.

Detailed Description
Beginner's Loop is a 1 mile moderately popular easy route located near Saranac Lake New York. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 83 ft with a max elevation of 1,753 ft then descends -86 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
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  • Direction
    Both Directions
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More Stats for Beginner's Loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    19 min 42 sec
  • Altitude min
    1,676 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,679 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,677 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,293 ft
  • Distance down
    2,306 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,004 ft
Avg: 1 (1 votes)
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