7.5 miles
Distance
1,246 ft
Climb
-1,244 ft
Descent
5,240 ft
High Point

This loop is the best way to ride Eddye McClure Trail and explore the eastern end of the South Hills. It puts the switchbacks on the climbing leg and the more open straightaways on the descending leg.

To make it a loop, park at the pullout near the junction of South Hills Road and Lime Kiln Road. There is a small trailhead here which leads up to the junction of Eddye McClure West with Eddye McClure East. To ride the route shown here, don't take this trailhead, but ride Lime Kiln Road to nearly the top of Martinez Gulch Road. Take a right in the open meadow near the top, and ride west towards Mount Ascension and the start of the singletrack. Ride the 2006 Trail north towards Eddye McClure West. When you meet the Martinez Gulch Road again, there is a short climb to Eddye McClure East.

Eddye McClure East ends in a parking lot on the far eastern end of Martinez Gulch Road. Take a left turn on South Hills Drive to return to your vehicle.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    54
More Stats for Eddye McClure Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,605 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,615 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,619 ft
  • Grade max
    -34%
  • Grade min
    27.3%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,293 ft
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