5 miles
Distance
535 ft
Climb
-566 ft
Descent
1,824 ft
High Point

5 mile beginner loop from Galbraith lot. From the parking lot head up Bear Meadows Rd (tar) for 2.6 miles. The tar will end around 2 miles, you keep going on the dirt road until you see the Kettle trail sign on the right. This section of Kettle Trail is easy, no rock gardens, follow that until it intersects with Lonberger Path. Make the right and follow the trail across the logging road. At this point it will be challenging, it has become more rocky over the years here so it might be a short walk (20yds) for some until their skills increase. You might run into 2 or 3 more sections like this before the trail smooths out. Follow the trail back for approx. 2 miles before it makes a posted right that takes you down the "yellow brick road" and drops you out on Laurel Run Rd. Either make a right back to Bear Meadows Rd or a left and across the bridge followed by an immediate right onto Galbraith Gap trail. At the end when it meets the tar road keep going straight back to the lot

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  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Galbraith Beginner 5 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -32 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,342 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,374 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,342 ft
  • Grade
    -0.115%
  • Grade max
    -29.349%
  • Grade min
    10.465%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,079 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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      Trail Etiquette With Chaz
      Trail Etiquette With Chaz
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      Oct 11, 2016
      Sometimes it's about what not to do. This is the 2016 submission to the Shoot The Trails film contest from Transition bikes that took first place.
      Kettle Trail
      Kettle Trail
      3:20 | 188 | comments: 1 | favs:
      Nov 16, 2012
      A good steep way to end a long ride

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Kettle Trail
      Apr 6, 2019 @ 6:36am
      Apr 6, 2019
      reporter
      Lonberger Path
      Apr 4, 2019 @ 10:07am
      Apr 4, 2019
      Temporarily CLOSED between the logging road near Kettle intersection and the intersection near Chute/3 Bridges reporter
      Galbraith Gap Trail
      Mar 3, 2019 @ 2:49pm
      Mar 3, 2019
      reporter
      Bear Meadows Rd
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 6:09am
      Sep 26, 2017
      Laurel Run Road
      Aug 7, 2015 @ 6:29am
      Aug 7, 2015
      DNCR has road closed for culvert replacement just after the first bridge from the Bear Meadows side
      more reports »
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