11 miles
Distance
1,218 ft
Climb
-1,218 ft
Descent
1,758 ft
High Point

This is a great beginner loop, despite being essentially out and back it is completely different in the opposite direction on Dutch Alvin, first you climb then relish the flowing downhill.

This loop begins at the Shale Pit off Coopers Gap rd, warms you up with a road climb before swinging off onto Dutch Alvin. Alternatively you could climb the road and enter on the upper entrance to Dutch Alvin. In both cases Dutch Alvin will connect you to Chestnut springs which dumps you out back on Coopers Gap Rd. There is a small typical for this area rock garden just before Coopers Gap Rd, that is about 20 yds long.
Follow Coopers Gap rd to past Kettle Rd where Chicken Peter and Shitaka meet, turn left up Chicken Peter which sends you back towards the Shale Pit and car

This is about a 90+ minute loop for beginners

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for NMBA Beginner Coopers 01 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,153 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,155 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,155 ft
  • Grade max
    -25.791%
  • Grade min
    25.791%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
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  • Prevalent Mud
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Chicken Peter
Oct 21, 2018 @ 8:13am
Oct 21, 2018
reporter
Dutch Alvin
Oct 21, 2018 @ 8:13am
Oct 21, 2018
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Chestnut Spring
Oct 21, 2018 @ 8:13am
Oct 21, 2018
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Coopers Gap Rd
Aug 20, 2017 @ 3:36pm
Aug 20, 2017
Dutch Alvin, Soft Peter, Shittaka, long cut, sand hole, beautiful, Hard Peter
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