9 miles
Distance
2,039 ft
Climb
-2,039 ft
Descent
1,601 ft
High Point

This is an excellent loop, that has a bit of everything. Starting off with some of the best climbing trails around, which get you almost too the top. Once at the radio tower you start the Maple Syrup trail, which starts off steep with some fun rock faces. The trail has lots of punchy climbing bits and changes between techy and flowy several times. Then you continue down the mountain on Solar Coaster which is a bit more XC with some climbs, but has some fast downhill sections.

This loop will take most groups between 2-3 hours.

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Maple Advanced Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    390 ft
  • Altitude start
    404 ft
  • Altitude end
    404 ft
  • Grade max
    -47.129%
  • Grade min
    34.426%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)
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170902 Maple Syrup Tristin
170902 Maple Syrup Tristin
6:03 | 10 | comments: 0 | favs:
Sep 5, 2017
Tristin and Neya rippin up the Maple descent.
170902 Maple Syrup DCent
170902 Maple Syrup DCent
1:13 | 4 | comments: 0 | favs:
Sep 5, 2017
Dave was fast on the ups and downs - as usual.
170902 Maple Syrup BBB
170902 Maple Syrup BBB
3:36 | 4 | comments: 0 | favs:
Sep 5, 2017
Great to be riding with BBB once again. Mississippi's flat trails were not adequate prep for Maple. That smooth skill is still there though....

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Maple Climb Trail
Aug 16, 2017 @ 12:15pm
Aug 16, 2017
Getting a little overgrown with broom and thistle reducing sight down the trail
Maple Syrup
Aug 3, 2017 @ 10:13am
Aug 3, 2017
Solar Coaster
Jul 18, 2017 @ 5:10pm
Jul 18, 2017
Logger's Lane
Jul 18, 2017 @ 5:09pm
Jul 18, 2017
Maple Climb Upper
Jun 12, 2017 @ 9:50am
Jun 12, 2017
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