This is the main Harmon Lake Loop with the Epic Loop. It starts at the large round rocks at the trailhead at the boat landing, and ends at the picnic shelter at the end of the singletrack. Ride the asphalt road back to the parking lot at the boat landing when done.
The ride starts by crossing the dam, which is nice and level and provides a good warmup. It then enters a tight and twisty section through woods, before opening onto prairie. You cross a metal bridge about 5 miles in, and continue through more prairie trail before entering the Epic Loop, which contains a few punchy climbs and a couple downhill runs. After the Epic Trail, the rest of the ride is through flowy trails, mostly open prairie, following much of the northern lake shore. It is a fun trail with nice variety. There are some rocky areas on the south side, a few easy climbs and a couple decent downhills. It is accessible to just about anyone who can handle a MTB. The back side (south of the lake) is pretty remote, with no real bailout points, so make sure you bring a spare tube, pump and water with you. Enjoy!
There are vault toilets and camping available at the park. There is also a swimming beach and during the summer there is a vendor renting kayaks. There are charcoal grills at some of the picnic/camping areas. I am not sure if potable drinking water is available, but it may be. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy!
There are plans to expand the trail by adding another loop in 2019.
More Stats for Harmon Full with Epic Loop 13 miles mountain bike route
Altitude min1,695 ft
Altitude start1,713 ft
Altitude end1,742 ft
Distance climb5 miles
Distance down5 miles
Distance flat2 miles
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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