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 | 63 | comments: 0 | favs:
Sep 5, 2017
Tristin and Neya rippin up the Maple descent.
170902 Maple Syrup DCent
170902 Maple Syrup DCent
1:13 | 24 | 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 | 11 | 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
Solar Coaster
Dec 6, 2017 @ 7:24pm
Dec 6, 2017
Good Fall riding, some wet spots and seasonal leaves.
Lower Xylem
Dec 6, 2017 @ 7:15pm
Dec 6, 2017
From the start of Xylem (Maple Climbing Trail) all the way up to the M600 exit/entrance is prime late fall riding conditions. There was only one wet spot on this entire leg of the climb trail. There was some trail braiding shortcuts occurring at the switchback climb section that I stopped and blocked and covered back up. There were also some sinkholes that formed here, I repaired and filled them back in. The short bridge that connects the climbing trail of the M120 logging spur is scheduled to have the mesh replaced.
Maple Syrup
Nov 13, 2017 @ 8:37am
Nov 13, 2017
Logger's Lane
Nov 13, 2017 @ 8:37am
Nov 13, 2017
Middle Xylem
Nov 13, 2017 @ 8:37am
Nov 13, 2017
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