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

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    28
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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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
73 | 1 faves
383
1,978 | 3 comments | 12 faves
Hohem HG3 3 Axis Test - Mountain Biking down...
Hohem HG3 3 Axis Test - Mountain Biking down Maple Mountain
4:04 | 143 | comments: 0 | favs:
Feb 16, 2018
170902 Maple Syrup Tristin
170902 Maple Syrup Tristin
6:03 | 213 | comments: 0 | favs:
Sep 5, 2017
Tristin and Neya rippin up the Maple descent.
170902 Maple Syrup DCent
170902 Maple Syrup DCent
1:13 | 55 | comments: 0 | favs:
Sep 5, 2017
Dave was fast on the ups and downs - as usual.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Lower Xylem
Nov 4, 2018 @ 3:23pm
Nov 4, 2018
Solar Coaster
Sep 26, 2018 @ 7:43pm
Sep 26, 2018
Lower Maple Syrup
Sep 7, 2018 @ 8:18am
Sep 7, 2018
reporter
Maple Mountain Park Road
Sep 7, 2018 @ 8:18am
Sep 7, 2018
reporter
Logger's Lane
Sep 7, 2018 @ 8:18am
Sep 7, 2018
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