9 miles
2,039 ft
-2,039 ft
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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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Maple Advanced Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    390 ft
  • Altitude start
    404 ft
  • Altitude end
    404 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Hohem HG3 3 Axis Test - Mountain Biking down...
Hohem HG3 3 Axis Test - Mountain Biking down Maple Mountain
4:04 | 6 | comments: 0 | favs:
Feb 16, 2018
170902 Maple Syrup Tristin
170902 Maple Syrup Tristin
6:03 | 102 | comments: 0 | favs:
Sep 5, 2017
Tristin and Neya rippin up the Maple descent.
170902 Maple Syrup DCent
170902 Maple Syrup DCent
1:13 | 33 | comments: 0 | favs:
Sep 5, 2017
Dave was fast on the ups and downs - as usual.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Middle Xylem
Feb 13, 2018 @ 1:49pm
Feb 13, 2018
In great shape
Lower Xylem
Feb 13, 2018 @ 1:49pm
Feb 13, 2018
In great shape
Solar Coaster
Feb 4, 2018 @ 11:00am
Feb 4, 2018
All trees have been cleared (one left but it can be hoped over) and the trail is now fully rideable. Some puddling as expected with heavy rains lately but no major issues. Trail will be dry and great to ride with upcoming sunny forecast. Expect the last tree to be cut out in the next week or two....it may even be gone already. reporter
Lower Maple Syrup
Jan 30, 2018 @ 7:25pm
Jan 30, 2018
Trail work completed and all blow down obstructions have been cut back and cleared. Trail is now open and good for riding in variable seasonal conditions as to be expected.
Logger's Lane
Jan 16, 2018 @ 4:55pm
Jan 16, 2018
Trail is clear and all good now. The fallen tree has been cut and removed from the trail.
more reports »
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