5 miles
Distance
932 ft
Climb
-929 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

This loop is a go-to for lots of locals. It’s on the lower mountain and the climb is pleasantly rolling. Enter the trailhead and follow the Gully trail to the first right, Sweet Shady North. You will cross a gully and then climb along a fence for about 100’ were you take a left at the green gate on your right. When Sweet Shady splits, take the right fork and climb to CC’s Corner. Now descend into Plumbers Crack, which will climb and descend for a bit more than a mile. Stop at the vista at Dead Dear Point and then enjoy the fast decent that follows. On decent and traverse, you will pass Zip-N-Out on the right, and cross over Whapiti Whip just past a large gully with a rainbow rock in the middle. After more climbing, don’t miss the right hand turn where Lower Rock n’ Roll ends at Plumbers Crack. Climb more to bridge crossing and a punchy acent, and when the Crack hits a T, you will take the left and this is the start of Wapiti Whip. If you go right you are on Upper Plumber’s Crack. Turning left you will climb up through a basin, cross a small gully and double back on a bit of a side hill until the trail wraps back around and descends into another gully with a nice bridge. You will join up with Lower Rock n’ Roll by going straight. You would need to take a right to stay on Wapiti. Rock n’ Roll now rips through a fun flowy section that will merge back into Plumbers Crack. You will be hauling ass at this point but be aware that you are likely to encounter a rider climbing on this part of Plumber’s Crack. Look for the left onto the what locals call the Radar Love section of Wapiti Whip. Now climb to a ridge were you cross an unnamed game trail and continue straight into another fast flowy section that will seamlessly, and at high speed, join up with the lower part of Herfendoodle. Herf will drop you into a gully and over a bridge and then up a side hill and a switchback. About 100 yards down the trail look for the right hand turn onto the Cactus Cut Off. About 50 ft. into Cactus Cut Off you will encounter the namesake cactus, if your lucky enough to be there on the right day in May, it will have dozens of bright red flowers on it. Follow this trail until it intersects with Zip n’ Out and take a left. You can follow Zip all the way to Gully trail where you will take a left and follow it out to the trailhead.

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  • Riding area
  • AKA
    The MJ Loop
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Lower Rock n Roll Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    5,776 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,801 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,803 ft
  • Grade
    0.007%
  • Grade max
    -26.399%
  • Grade min
    30.417%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,515 ft
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