19 miles
Distance
4,977 ft
Climb
-4,977 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

A difficult alpine loop with a long doubletrack climb that takes you above tree line, a couple ups and downs with nice scenery, followed by an extended, very technical descent back to your car.

Start off climbing up Habegger Lane (the property owner has historically been friendly to bikers and hikers). You'll cross over the top of Coyote Ridge, and drop down toward West Coyote Creek. Turn left to climb again. Over the next hill, you will drop, climb, drop, climb, and drop to the end of the road.

Head cross country to the Southeast until you hit Green Lake Trail. Turn right, and descent steeply to Green Lake. Turn right once you hit the intersection with Parchers.

Come out at the pack station, go left, and then right on what looks like a driveway for a rental cabin, but turns into Old South Lake Road, and takes you down to Willow Campground. Head through the campground, and just before you hit South Lake Road, turn right, push up the narrow trail to get onto the Powerline Trail, go through some meadows. After coming steeply out onto South Lake Road, take your next right, and head into the meadows to find some more faint single track, that takes you out to a section of old dirt and broken pavement road. Drop this down to South Lake Road, turn right, and come out shortly at your car.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Green Lake Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    8,403 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,479 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,480 ft
  • Grade
    0.001%
  • Grade max
    -58.93%
  • Grade min
    33.049%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,250 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Parchers Trail
      Jul 14, 2018 @ 8:53am
      Jul 14, 2018
      The pack station fixed it up nice after the winter. Looking good after some rain.
      Old South Lake Road
      Jul 14, 2018 @ 8:53am
      Jul 14, 2018
      A little flooded at the bottom, and with a seasonal creek going through after the rain.
      South Lake Powerline Trail
      Jul 14, 2018 @ 8:53am
      Jul 14, 2018
      Still very faint, and overgrown in places.
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