2.8 miles
Distance
537 ft
Climb
-542 ft
Descent
3,031 ft
High Point

Enjoyable short loop through Thomas Bush beech forest, with expansive views at the top from Long Spur over the Castle Hill Basin. Easy uphill riding, with well-graded, reasonable-radius switchbacks.

Detailed Description
Hogs Back Short Loop is a 3 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Castle Hill. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 2 trails. This route climbs 537 ft with a max elevation of 3,031 ft then descends -542 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    26
More Stats for Hogs Back Short Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,531 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,536 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,530 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -71.6%
  • Grade min
    24.4%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    751 ft
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