17 miles
Distance
4,422 ft
Climb
-4,416 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Nice loop in the Grouse Ridge area. Climbs a paved forest road to dirt road access to the lake. Some smooth and lots of tech to follow. Expect hike a bike duration depending on ability. Many opportunities for playing around on granite along Spaulding Lake Trail. And it's all stunningly beautiful.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Blue Lake Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,491 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,491 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,495 ft
  • Grade
    0.005%
  • Grade max
    -61.571%
  • Grade min
    50.79%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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  • Snow Packed
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      Grouse Ridge Trail: Blue Lake Trail to Lookout
      Oct 30, 2018 @ 6:53pm
      Oct 30, 2018
      Logging from previous report has been all cleared up. Rode it today w/ zero need to hike a bike.
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