11 miles
Distance
2,346 ft
Climb
-2,357 ft
Descent
2,424 ft
High Point

At the moment The Summit is only open to special programs, events and the New River Bicycle Union. See http://www.summitbsa.org/ for more information on Scouting programs.

See http://www.newriverbicycleunion.org for more info on the NRBU club access.

For the expert rider, try this exhilarating loop with 2 big climbs, a not so bad climb and 3 rowdy descents. Start by taking Trail 9 and merge right onto Trail 13. After crossing over two wooden bridges, take a right up Trail 17 all the way to the ridge top. Take a left on Upper MTN Bike Road and jog down to the main High Gear trailhead. Start with some fun jumping and wild descent on Trail 22. Cross Valley Loop rd to continue jumping down Trail 22 until it merges into Trail 13. At the 4-way intersection, start climbing again up a steady ascent on Trails 18 and 19. After arriving at High Gear, try taking Trail 23 for a fun, challenging ride down the mountain and some beautiful vistas. Just make sure to keep on eye on where you’re going. There’s jumps, drops and more to keep you working on this trail. Trail 23 will merge onto trail 20 for short distance to Valley Loop Road. Then, take Trail 24 for a few more jumps before ending up back on 13. For a final hurrah, cross Valley Loop Rd again to climb up Trail 16 and follow it back down for a fun returning descent to Low Gear. See the trail descriptions for more details about the trails.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Intermediate to Expert Triple Challenge mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,846 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,016 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,005 ft
  • Grade
    -0.018%
  • Grade max
    -51.215%
  • Grade min
    47.52%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,191 ft
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